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Still: Purana Mandir

Purana Mandir

18 Aug 200725 Aug 2007

This film spawned Bollywood's first home-grown monster and launched the 80s horror boom in Bollywood, with the biggest opening weekend grosses to date. The monstrous Samri curses the Rajkumar family after they capture and kill him. Generations later when a daughter of the same household tries to lift the curse, Samri is inadvertently released from his 200 years of incarceration and all hell breaks loose. With plenty of gore, cheap double entendres, floating mists, ominous lighting, hairy monsters and fantastic use of atmospheric locations, this is a Bolly horror must.

Dir Shyam and Tulsi Ramsay, India 1984, 144 mins

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