Zee Horror Show is a TV series presented by Ramsay Brothers on Zee TV in the period 1993-2000 . Ramsay Brothers were famous in Bollywood for churning out low budget horror films in the 70s and 80s. In 1993, they turned their interest towards Indian Television. Zee Horror Show was a very popular program in the 90s. It featured short stories in the form of 4 to 5 episodes, each one based on suspense and horror. The first episode was titled "Dastak" which was telecast in 1993 & featured Pankaj Dheer, Shagufta ali and Archana Puran Singh in the lead.
One of the episodes, "Jeevan Mrityu", based on dowry system (featuring Pallavi Joshi) gained so much popularity that it was re-telecast on popular public demand. Another episode called "Raat" with Javed Khan (actor) as the lead, is till date remembered for its performances. Its story was adapted from the Hollywood classic 'Dr.jekyll and Mr. hyde'. One other episode called "chehre pe chehra" again with Javed Khan (actor) as the lead on popular demand was telecasted many times over on Zee Cafe. Some other episodes were also inspired (or remade) from cult Hollywood films like Tehkhana from Evil Dead,Dehshat from Fright Night & Gudiya from Child's Play.
Some of the episodes that gained popularity were:
- "Raat"- Javed Khan (actor), Sripradha
- "Raaz"- Javed Khan (actor), Prajakta Kulkarni
- "Chehre pe Chehra"- Javed Khan (actor), Prithvi, Amita Nangia
- "Anhonee"- Javed Khan (actor), Poonamdas Gupta, Nishigandha Wad
- "Shraap"- Javed Khan (actor), Sheela Sharma, Rajesh Vivek
- "Siskiyaan"- Rishabh Shukla, Channa Ruparel
- "Gehrayee"- Harsha Mehra, Siraj Mustafa Khan, Shiva
- "Dehshat"- Siraj Mustafa Khan, Resham Tipnis, Raju Shrestha
- "Jeevan Mrityu"- Pallavi Joshi, Tina Ghai,Mayur
- "Gudiya"- Neelam Mehra, Sudhir, Baby Sana,Mahavir Shah ,Prabha Sinha
- "Taveez "- Vijay Arora, Prabha Sinha, Anirudh Agarwal
- "Dastak"- Pankaj Dheer, Archana Puran Singh, Shagufta Ali
- "Saaya"- Balbinder Dhami, Surendra Pal, Prabha Sinha, Gajendra Chauhan
- "Chandalika"- Ajinkya Deo, Dimple Shah
The show was retitled Anhonee from 1997-2000.
Zee Horror Show's popularity is proved by the various communities created in its memory on social networking communities like Facebook & Orkut by its fans.
Mon, 18 May 2015 08:59:50 -0700
First horror series that debuted on Indian TV was the famous Zee Horror Show. The show was directed by Ramsay Brothers and ran on Zee TV for about five years. This show became a popular show in the 90's and had short stories which ran as 4-5 episodes.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:49:29 -0700
This show was the first ever horror serial to release (and scare us) on the Indian television. Started in 1993, the legendary show ran successfully up till 1998 after which it was pulled off. Being a typical Ramsay production, Zee Horror Show had ...
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:31:46 -0800
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:56:15 -0700
Many years ago, Aahat kept viewers on the edge of their seats. The show on Sony had a long and successful run. Then came the Zee Horror Show. The show did not have as popular a run as the previous one but it was successful in giving viewers a change ...
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 03:02:40 -0700
Post-Eighties, Chauhan diversified into playing top cop (Hum Sab Chor Hain, 1995), car salesman (Baghban, 2003), forest worker (Jungle Love, 1986), and had substantial screen presence in Saaya (1994), one of the episodes of the Zee Horror Show.
PR Newswire (press release)
PR Newswire (press release)
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0700
Other original programming includes ZEE Horror Show, X-Zone, Saturday Suspense, Rishtey along with dramas like Amaanat, Ashirwaad, Basera, Koshish Ek Asha and Mehendi Tere Naam Ki. Today the channel has a multi genre offering again and is living ...
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 04:09:11 -0800
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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:57:54 -0700
The horror genre has always been a crucial part of entertainment for the viewers since long time. There has never been dearth of audience for the horror bracket and there are many TV addicts out there who would not go to sleep without getting their ...
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