Previously at the ICA - Seasons

Still: Bhoot

Bolly Horror

18 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

The ICA takes a look at the darker side of the south Asian movie industry, from past to present. Traditional folk tales, myths of reincarnation, hauntings and shapeshifting snakes mix it up with monsters from Western horror culture, drawing on such films as Dracula, The Exorcist and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The whole thing begins and ends with a preview of Pakistan's first gore movie Hell's Ground.

Thanks to Pete Toombs and Film London.

  • Nagin

    A star-studded rape-revenge tale with a uniquely Indian twist - and a shapeshifting snake.

    More Info

  • Darna Mana Hai

    18 Aug 200728 Aug 2007

    Six stranded friends sit round a campfire telling scary stories, as another scary story unfolds out in the darkness...

    More Info

  • Still: Zibahkhana

    Zibahkhana (Hell's Ground)

    18 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

    Five teens go out to have fun and (probably) sex and are duly punished by flesh-eating mutants.

    More Info

  • Still: Purana Mandir

    Purana Mandir

    18 Aug 200725 Aug 2007

    The hammy tale of family curses and scary monsters that spawned Bollywood's 80s horror boom.

    More Info

  • Mahal

    19 Aug 200727 Aug 2007

    A strange,suspenseful and affecting ghost story, the brilliant 1949 debut from Kamal Amrohi.

    More Info

  • Still: Bandh Darwaza

    Bandh Darwaza

    22 Aug 200730 Aug 2007

    Creepy mystic Nevla helps a desperate couple conceive, and nine months later he wants his payment...

    More Info

  • Still: Bhoot

    Bhoot

    24 Aug 200729 Aug 2007

    Stylish, tense supernatural high-rise thriller with nods (but no headspins) to The Exorcist.

    More Info

Go back in time

E.g., 2016-09-28
E.g., 2016-09-28

Media