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Get set for a spook fest

With five horror films in eight weeks, it’s eerie times ahead.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2010 02:06 IST
Harsha Bhatnagar

Fans of horror films are in for a fun time. Five flicks — Sangeeth Sivan’s


, (releasing February 19), Rajesh Ranshinge’s


(March 5), Vikram Bhatt’s


(March 19), Manoj Sharma’s Swaha — Life Beyond Superstition (March 12) and Ram Gopal Varma’s

Phoonk 2

(April 9) — will release within a duration of just eight weeks.

Horror bonanza

“Though this spooky bonanza is merely a coincidence, I hope everyone enjoys every bit of [the] screams and bloodshed in the flicks,” says Vikram Bhatt.

Sangeeth Sivan says, “The USP of a spooky film is not the star cast, but the horror in it. We don’t have to harp on the budget. You don’t have to spend much on the publicity, too.” Sivan jokes that young couples are the target of any filmmaker making a horror film since whenever a girl gets scared and holds the hands of her boyfriend, it strengthens the bond Between them.

Quality first

Considering the exam season will be on during the time these films come out, do they stand a chance at the box office? Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says that the success of these films depends on their ‘ability to scare’.

“Vikram, Sangeeth, Ram Gopal Varma and Rajesh are known to have a good choice when it comes to strong storylines and if they can give you that, I hope the youngsters will have a good time watching the movies during their exam time,” Adarsh says.