The success of 'Bulbbul' tells us that Indian horror is at its most potent when it explores the indigenous instead of mimicking the Western aesthetic of the genre. Here are the films that got it right.
Ankur Pathak is the Entertainment Editor at HuffPost India. He reports on the Hindi film industry, with a focus on investigations into the sexual harassment and assault prevalent in the industry. He also reviews films and shows, and writes a weekly entertainment newsletter. He has previously worked for Mumbai Mirror and written for People, Wall Street Journal and Rediff.com. Send Ankur an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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