Zee Horror Show is a TV series presented by Ramsay Brothers on Zee TV in the period 1993-1998. 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 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 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, Sripradha
- "Raaz"- Javed Khan, Prajakta Kulkarni
- "Chehre pe Chehra"- Javed Khan, Prithvi, Amita Nangia
- "Anhonee"- Javed Khan, Poonamdas Gupta, Nishigandha Wad
- "Shraap"- Javed Khan, Sheela Sharma
- "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
- "Taveez " Vijay Arora, Prabha Sinha, Anirudh Agarwal
- "Dastak"-Pankaj Dheer, Archana Puran Singh, Shagufta Ali
- "Saaya"-Balbinder Dhami, Surendra Pal, Prabha Sinha, Gajendra Chauhan
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.
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 ...
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:17:58 -0800
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:02:42 -0700
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Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:32:33 -0800
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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:57:54 -0700
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:55:46 -0700
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:55:52 -0800
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:11:51 -0700
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