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31 Oct

5 Pakistani films to scare the life out of you this Halloween

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Halloween fright night is upon us and if you’re like us, then we’re sure there are party plans to go to and some costumes (no, we don’t mean some horrendous collections from the recently-held fashion weeks) to don on to paint the town red, literally.

However, if a chilly night with a spooky film at home is all you desire, then we have just the perfect five bastions of horrors for you…

Chain Aye Na

 

You thought you were going to get a movie filled with action and romance, instead, you got slapgate. Filled to the brim with spooky aesthetics and equally creepy acting skills, Chain Aye Na is ought to make you scream for your mommies.

 

Wajood

 

This revenge-thriller is the ultimate go-to film if you want to feel like someone’s tied you down and is torturing you! Did you want to see The Nun? No, sorry. You get Wajood and it’s even scarier!

 

Love Mein Ghum

 

Amidst the glamour of being a Lux star, Reema kept in her heart a secret. A secret so scary, she refused to talk about it until 2011. Eventually, she told the world, and it was called Love Mein Ghum. Now, you have the chance to watch it and see for yourself why this secret should have been left as is.

 

Lahore Se Aagey

 

Expect Tutti Frutti, get an overdose of Moti – enough said. However, if that doesn’t scare you, the fact that the film feels like someone made it just to take revenge on the cinegoers should! Also, don’t blame us if Aima Baig’s shrillest song to date, ‘Kalabaaz Dil’ gets stuck in your head – which is the scariest thought of it all.

 

Raasta

 

The grandaddy of all horror films made in the world, Raasta proves that Pakistani films can be the scariest if they set their hearts to it. Imagine Shah Rukh Khan – sorry, we meant Sahir Lodhi seeking to avenge things. Now, think of it while overdosing on LSD. Now, you have Raasta. Even The Exorcist has nothing on this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shahjehan Saleem

The author is Contributing Editor at Something Haute as well as a professor in the Media Sciences department at SZABIST, Karachi. Socio-cultural theories and geography fill up the rest of his time.