Infernal Brains Podcast – 08 – Worst Podcast Ever

The Infernal Brains Podcast has returned to once again infernal your brains. All over dem brains. In this episode, Tars and Todd discuss the worst of the worst that they have encountered in their years and years of chronicling world cinema. Leave behind your Uwe Bolls, your Birdemics, your Plan 9s…These choices are truly the worst from around the globe. Both Tars and Todd each pick a particular film to highlight, discuss, and moan about. What films are they? You gotta listen to find out! Or just look at the tags for clues. But listen anyway, or you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

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Prior Infernal Brains:
Taiwanese Giant Monster Films Part 1
Taiwanese Giant Monster Films Part 2
Polly Shang Kuan
Turkish Pop Cinema Part 1
Turkish Pop Cinema Part 2
Dara Singh
Infernal Brains Podcast – 07 – Insee Daeng

Son of Dracula (Review)

Son of Dracula

Directed by Saleem Suma

Bollywood horror is filled with ups and downs. Mostly downs. Every once in a while, you run into something so ridiculously stupid, it is awesome. Unfortunately, that was Shaitani Dracula, and we are now watching Son of Dracula, which is absolutely terrible. All of the fun of random dudes strolling around in dime store costumes is gone, instead we have a disco guy seducing random women, one of which gives birth to Son of Dracula, a doll that is waved around like it is the spookiest thing ever, and a statue looking like bigfoot that spends the entire film yelling. The main crime is none of that is any fun. It should be fun. It sounds like fun. But, brother, it ain’t fun! I originally ordered this knowing nothing except what the vcd cover looked like, and it promised a vampire/Yoda thing. He is in here, but he isn’t as fun as he looks. The lesson for today is disappointment, a harsh lesson I am tired of learning over and over again with more and more films. Luckily, the good jewels make up for the duds.

I am guessing the film was edited by caffeinated squirrels with ADD, due to the hap-hazard cuts, random scenes, and nonsensical anything. Nothing in this film makes the slightest bit of sense. Even if there were subtitles, this thing would be a mess, and the subtitles would probably end up having been stolen from a Harry Potter film. Bollywood horror has a complicated history covered by multiple sources, and a quick summary here would not do it justice. So we will just skip it and dive right into the film, because it doesn’t take a detailed history of a country’s movie culture to recognize that this film sucks. And at TarsTarkas.NET, we don’t need no stinking subtitles, so we dive in unaided.

Thanks goodness!

What year this was made in is debatable, because it doesn’t seem to be listed anywhere. The other problem is the cast list, I cannot conclusively link most of the actors to parts, largely due to my lack of finding good pictures or even any information at all about most of the cast. The actors list is credited as follows: Joginder, Raza Murad, Alaudeen Ferozm, Poonm Das Gupta, Sapna, Arif, Mahendrea Tiwari. Joginder is probably Joginder Shelly, and he has been called “the Badshaah of 70s B-grade films” as he was a popular over-acting villain. I am sure you know what Badshaah means, so moving on. Raza Murad is another popular villain character actor. Poonm Das Gupta is Poonam Das Gupta, and is probably Mom of Son of Dracula. Imagine that, a misspelling in the name of an actor in a B-movie. Shocking. I got nothing on any of the others. So there. Drop us a line if you have a clue.

UPDATE: in the blog announcement Vinayak has disclosed that Takul is played by Joginder Shelly and the Inspector is played by Raza Murad: “he stated with “A grade movies” and slowly slipped to “C Grade”.” Thanks, Vinayak!

Takul (Joginder Shelly) – Disco Dracula, I guess. There is a constant cat yelping as he talks. He spends most of the film trying to seduce the random girls who sing songs while dancing in the rain or waterfalls that Bollywood films have taught me litter India like beer cans on the highway. He also seems to have a second good identity where he is a family man, I couldn’t tell if he was supposed to be twins (with one evil) or just a secret identity as the evil guy. Even worse, he lives at the end and seems to be accepted by the innocent family. So, yeah…
Inspector (Raza Murad) – This police chief makes Chief Wiggum look like Sherlock Holmes. Many of his men get killed by a doll, and he is defeated by his clothes vanishing. Riggs and Murtaugh wouldn’t put up with that crap, and just shoot Son of Dracula in the head, revoking his Puppet Immunity.
Witch Doctor Jesus (???) – Witch Doctor Jesus comes complete with trident, and fights the forces of Son of Dracula and Angry Bigfoot Statue. He uses retro effects, waving of hands, and being freaking weird as powers. He also has sit-down talks with bad guys, showing the forgiving spirit of Jesus. This is far more accurate of a portrayal of Our Lord than Passion of the Christ.
Mom of Son of Dracula (Poonam Das Gupta) – As the name implies, she is the Mom of the Son of Dracula. She loves striped socks, odd clothes, writhing around, and giving birth to freaky puppet doll monsters by video toaster effects. Basically, your average girl next door!
Son of Dracula (A doll) – A freaking doll with a rubber mask is waved around by an off-camera dude, and that is the Son of Dracula that terrorizes people in this film like crazy. Every once in a while, Son of Dracula is actually played by a real guy wearing the mask, probably a kid. These rare instances stand out like a hobo at a millionaire’s ball. Despite Son of Dracula’s immobile face and body, he is somehow able to kill around a dozen people thanks to his fangs and Son of Dracula magic.
Angry Bigfoot Statue (A statue) – This statue never shuts up. All he does is yell and yell, and occasionally impregnate someone with the Son of Dracula. So I guess he is Dracula, except Dracula is not a statue, so he is more of a monster that the movie uses Dracula as the name for to get investors to pony up more dollars than Son of Angry Bigfoot Statue.

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Putting the B in Bollywood

[adrotate banner=”1″]Even Bollywood has films that people are embarrassed about. Talk to many movie vendors, and they will deny that these movies even exist. But they do. When you think Bollywood horror, you usually think Ramsay Brothers. But they are not the only ones who make films in that genre, by far. Low budget horror has a home in Bollywood, but it is not filled with good films. At times, horror becomes a substitute for sexual release, especially in an area with such high instances of censorship. This list is intended to be mainly science fiction and horror films, I am well aware there is a large list of Bollywood action films that would fit right in this category. Maybe one day there will be time to sort through all of those, but I doubt it. At least the films where women are shooting up things, as that is much more rare in India.

These films look like they might have some fun parts, even the ones who are undoubtedly ineptly made with terrible effects, that probably adds to the charms. As long as things are happening, it keeps it from getting boring and dragged down. I got a hold of a few of these, but there are far too many for one person to handle by himself, especially since I have crap from throughout the world to watch as well. Perhaps we need a United Federation of Worldwide Crapwatchers! Okay, maybe a better club name is needed.

And maybe I’ll punch up this intro, which is currently fueled by NyQuil, caffeine, and Tylenol Cold. Like all good term papers.

Here is a nice article talking about Bollywood B-grade films
The Creepy Side of Bollywood has some reviews
This German site seems to have reviewed almost every Bollywood film ever. But in German, so it is useless to me, except the photos.

Many of these films are available at

This is intended to be an ever-expanding page (i.e. when I find more Bollywood horror/scifi I’ll add more movies) so if you know of films or sites, add a link in the comments!

Let’s look at some:

100 Days (1991)
100 Days
Cast: Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Javed Jaffrey, Moon Moon Sen, Laxmikant Berde, Sabeeha, Ajit Vachani, Neelam Mehra
Director: Partho Ghosh

Aadamkhor Daayan (2001)
Aadamkhor Dayaan
Cast: Anil Nagrath, Rana Jung Bahadur, Vinod Tripathi, Birbal, Mohan Joshi
Director: K I Sheikh

Aadamkhor Haseena (2002)
Aadamkhor Haseena
Cast: Amit Pachori, Poonam Dasgupta, Joginder, Raza Murad
Director: Joginder

Aage Maut Peechey Maut (2001)
Aage Maut Peechey Maut
Director: A T Joy

Aakhri Cheekh (1991)
Aakhri Cheekh
Cast: Javed Khan, Sripradha, Poonam Dasgupta, Anil Dhawan, Neelam Mehra, Vijay Arora, Rajendra Nath, Deepak Parashar
Director: Kiran Ramsay
Is that a Cardassian Vampire?

Aakhir Kaun Thi Woh (2002)
Aakhir Kaun Thi
Cast: Raj Babbar, Raza Murad, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Sripradha, Junior Mehmood
Director: Bapu

Aatma (2006)
Cast: Kapil Jhaveri, Neha, Vikram Singh, Amriena, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Sikander Kharbanda
Director: Deepak Ramsay
Producer: Tulsi Ramsay

Ajooba Kudrat Ka (1991)
ajooba kudrat ka
Cast: Hemant Birje, Manjeet Kullar, Deepak Parashar, Shagufta Ali, Anil Dhawan
Director: Tulsi Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay
Music Director: Ajit Singh
See more info here

Amavas Ki Raat (1990)
Amavas Ki Raat
Cast: Kiran Kumar, Javed Khan, Kunika, Jagdeep
Director: Mohan Bhakri

Andhera (1975) aka The Darkness
Cast: Imtiaz Khan, Helen, Vani Ganpati, Seema Kapoor, Satyendra Kapoor, Kuku Kohli
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
A review of this film is here

Andheri Raton Mein (2000)
Andheri Raton Mein
Cast: Moon Moon Sen, Mohan Joshi, Anil Nagrath, Rajni Chandra
Director: Anil Dhanda

Badla:The Revenge (2005)
Badla: The Revenge
Cast: Ramesh Goyal
Director: Rana Jaiswal

Banglow No 666 (1999)
Banglow No 666
Cast: Disco Shanti
Director: P Chandrakumar
Hey, that rabbit looks familiar…

Bandh Darwaza (aka The Closed Door) (1990)
Bandh Darwaza
Cast: Hashmat Khan, Manjeet Kullar, Kunika, Satish Kaul, Aruna Irani, Raza Murad, Vijayendra, Anirudh, Johnny Lever
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
Another Ramsay Brothers film, this one is on Mondo Macabro’s Bollywood Horror Collection Vol. 1 DVD.

Barah Saal Baad (????)
Barah Saal Baad
Cast: Bhanupriya, Nutan Prasad
Director: N B Chakraborty

Bees Saal Baad (1988)
bees saal baad
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Dimple Kapadia, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Anupam Kher, Jagdeep, Aruna Irani, Om Prakash, Shiva Rindani, Amjad Khan, Jankidas, Pinchoo Kapoor, Vinod Mehra, Tej Sapru, Jayshree T
Director: Rajkumar Kohli

Bhago Bhoot Aayaa (1985)
Bhago Bhoot Aayaa
Cast: Ashok Kumar, Deven Verma, Kaajal Kiran, Aruna Irani, Prema Narayan, Shakti Kapoor
Director: Krishna Naidu

Bhayaanak (1979)
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta
Director: S U Syed

Bhayanak Bhootani (2001)
bhayanak bhootani
Director: Baby
Music Director: Raj-Koti

Bhayaanak Mahal (1988)
Director: Baby

Bhayaanak Panjaa (1996)
Cast: Anil Dhawan, Gajendra Chouhan, Tina Ghai, Sripradha, Bharat Kapoor
Director: R Mittal

Bhoot (2003) aka Ghost
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar, Rekha, Fardeen Khan, Victor Banerjee, Seema Biswas, Tanuja, Peeya Rai Chowdhary
Director: Ram Gopal Verma
A review of this film is here

Bhoot Haveli(????)
Bhoot Haveli

Bhoot Hi Bhoot (????)
bhoot hi bhoot

Bhoot Ke Pechhe Bhoot (2003)
Bhoot Ke Bhoot
Cast: Sapna, Satnam Kaur, Hemant Birje, Imran Khan, Pinky Chinoy
Director: Kishan Shah

Bhootni (1999)
Cast: Sheeba, Kiran Kumar, Johnny Lever, Raza Murad
Director: Israr Ahmed

Bhooton Ka Mahal
Bhooton Ka Mahal
No information about this film!

Bhootraaj (2000)
Cast: Raza Murad, Poonam Dasgupta, Kiran Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, Anil Nagrath, Goga Kapoor
Director: Jitendra Chawda

C U at 9 (2005)
C U at 9
Cast: Shweta Konnur, Isaiah
Director: Marlon Rodrigues
We reviewed it here, it stinks!

Chandaal Atma (1999)
Chandael Atma
Cast: Sudhir, Anil Nagrath, Mac Mohan, Sudhir Dalvi
Director: S R Pratap
I didn’t know Two-Face was making films in India…

Chandani Bani Chudail (2001)
Cast: Rakesh Pandey, Anil Dhawan
Director: R Mittal

Cheekh (1985)
Cast: Javed Khan, Dipika, Madan Puri, Raza Murad, Madhu Malhotra, Amala, Neelam Mehra
Director: Mohan Bhakri

Chehra Maut Ka (2001)
chehra maut ka
Cast: Bhavna Rathod, Birbal, Kiran Kumar, Mac Mohan
Director: Inder Kumar Gupta

Chehre Ke Peechey (2000)
Chehre Ke Peechey
Cast: Poonam Dasgupta, Raza Murad, Sudhir
Director: Pappu Sharma

Chehre Pe Chehra (1981)
Chehre pe chehra
Cast: Rekha, Shatrughan Sinha, Sulakshana Pandit, Vinod Mehra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amol Palekar, Suresh Chatwal, Shreeram Lagoo, Rajni Sharma, Iftekhar, Amjad Khan, Shetty
Director: Raj Mehra

Chudail Ka Badla (2005)
Director: P Alagar

Chudail No. 1 (1999)
Chudail No. 1
Cast: Raj Kiran, Ishrat Ali, Razak Khan, Dinesh Hingoo
Director: R Kumar

Daayan (1998)
Cast: Raj Kiran, Shakti Kapoor, Rajesh Puri, Jyoti Rana
Director: Dharam

Dafan (2001)
Cast: Amit Pachori, Anil Nagrath, Poonam Dasgupta, Mohan Joshi, Raza Murad
Director: Jitendra Chawda

Dahshat (1981)
Cast: Navin Nischol, Sarika, Om Shivpuri, Nadira, Narendra Nath, Pinchoo Kapoor, Dev Kumar, Ramesh Deo, Jayshree T, Bharat Bhushan, Agha, Madan Puri, Chand Usmani, Birbal, Gajanan Jagirdar, Keshu Ramsay
Director: Tulsi Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay
Another Ramsay Brothers film!

Dahshat (2000)
Cast: Vrajesh Hirjee, Adi Irani, Mohan Joshi, Razak Khan, Amar Upadhyaya
Director: Sailesh Konchady
Music Director: Deepak Anandji

Dak Bangla (1987) aka Rest House
Dak Bangla
Cast: Rajan Sippy, Mazhar Khan, Sujit, Leena Das, Rajendra Nath, Preeti Ganguli, Imtiaz Khan, Marc Zuber, Ranjeet, Mushtaq Merchant
Director: Keshu Ramsay
A review of this film is here

Darawani Haveli (1997)
Darawani Haveli
Cast: Anil Dhawan, Goga Kapoor
Director: Rakesh Sinha

Darling (2007)
Cast: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Isha Koppikar, Nisha Kothari, Upendra Limaye, Zakir Hussain
Director: Ram Gopal Verma

Darna Mana Hai (2003)
darna mana hai
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Aaftab Shivdasani, Nana Patekar, Saif Ali Khan, Sohail Khan, Sameera Reddy, Antara Mali, Isha Koppikar, Shilpa Shetty, Boman Irani, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Kapoor, Sushant Singh, Revathi, Gaurav Kapoor, Peeya Rai Chowdhary, Shweta Konnur
Director: Prawal Raman

Darwaza (1978) aka The Door
Cast: Anil Dhawan, Imtiaz Khan, Anju Mahendru, Shakti Kapoor, Krishan Dhawan, Trilok Kapoor, Bhagwan, Shyamalee
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
A review of this film is here

Darwaza (2002)
Cast: Arun Mathur, Anil Nagrath, Amit Pachori, Sapna, Vinod Tripathi
Director: Kanti Shah
A review in German

Dhund: The Fog (2003)
Cast: Amar Upadhyaya, Aditi Govitrikar, Apoorva Agnihotri, Divya Palat, Irfan Khan, Mukesh Tiwari, Shweta Menon, Tom Alter, Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover, Vivek Vaswani, Dinesh Kaushik
Director: Shyam Ramsay
Basically a remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer

Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche (1972)
do gaz zameen ke neeche
Cast: Imtiaz Khan, Helen, Dhumal, Satyendra Kapoor
Director: Tulsi Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay
More Ramsay Brothers!

Dracula (1999)
Cast: Anil Nagrath, Kiran Kumar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Director: Teerat Singh

Dulhan Bani Daayan (1999)
Cast: Prithvi Zutshi, Birbal, Yunus Parvez
Director: Dinesh K Thakkar

Ek Aur Khoon (1985)
Ek Aur Khoon
Director: Ramesh Bedi

Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi (1970)
Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi
Cast: Prithviraj Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Mumtaz, Fearless Nadia, Jayant, Laxmi Chhaya
Director: Vishram Bedekar

Ek Paheli (1971)
ek paheli
Cast: Feroz Khan, Tanuja, Madan Puri, Sanjeev Kumar, Aruna Irani, Bipin Gupta, Manohar Deepak, Tun Tun, Rajendra Nath, Jeevan, Uma Khosla, B M Vyas
Director: Naresh Kumar

Ek Raat: Shock (2005)
ek raat shock
Director: Sunil Kumar Desai
Music Director: Guna Singh

Ek Raat Shaitan Ke Saath (2004)
ek raat shaitan ke
ek raat
Cast: Sapna, Rajesh Sabharwal, Mac Mohan, Birbal, Anil Nagrath, Vinod Tripathi
Director: B K Malhotra
The cover of this reminds me of Shaitani Dracula
A Review is here

Fear (2007)
Cast: Kiran Juneja, Vishwaas Paandya, Ameet M Gaurr, Aditya Ralkar
Director: Vikram Bhatt

Fear is the story of a woman who no longer knows who she is. She is rescued by a man who is drawn towards her, who wants to protect her. But her past surfaces, as she begins to be haunted by a mysterious, supernatural spirit. Her terror increases as the spirit returns with more force and more venom each time. Terrifyingly, she doesn’t even know why, since she has lost access to her own past. As Fear unravels her twisted mind, it spins through webs of deceit, passion & intrigue and puts lives at risk in the process. With each petrifying turn, strange characters are revealed, hidden truths are uncovered and shocking revelations are made. Are you ready to face your deepest, darkest Fear?

Gehrayee (1980)
Cast: Shreeram Lagoo, Anant Nag, Padmini Kolhapure, Rita Bhaduri, Amrish Puri, Sudhir Dalvi
Director: Vikas Desai, Aruna Raje

Ghutan (2007)
Cast: Aryan Vaid, Heena Rehman, Tarun Arora, Gufi Paintal, Shahbaaz Khan
Director: Shyam Ramsay
Review at The Horror!?

Guest House (1999)
Guest House
Director: P G Rajomohan

Gumnaam (1965) aka Nameless
Cast: Nanda, Manoj (= Manoj Kumar), Pran, Helen, Mehmood, Dhumal, Madan Puri, Tarun Bose, Manmohan, Naina, Hiralal, Laxmi Chhaya
Director: Raja Nawathe
This is the famous Gumnaam from Ghost World
A review is here
Another is here
Since I have a copy, maybe I should get around to watching it…

Gumnaam (2005)
Cast: Tanya Oberoi, Hemant Birje, Sapna, Amit Pachori
Director: Dilip Gulati
This is not the famous Gumnaam from Ghost World

Hai Kaun Woh? (1991)
Hai Kaun Woh?
Cast: Neeta Puri, Mohan Joshi, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Mac Mohan, Bharat Kapoor, Ramesh Deo, Guddi Maruti, Deepak Parashar
Director: Rakesh Kakaria

Haiwan (1998)
Haiwan (1998)
Cast: Silk Smitha
Director: V Prabhakar

Haveli Ke Peeche (1999)
Haveli Ke Peeche
Cast: Sohail Khan, Satnam Kaur
Director: Vijay Chauhan

Hawa (2003)
Cast: Tabu, Shahbaaz Khan, Suresh Chatwal, Avtar Gill, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Grusha Kapoor
Director: Guddu Dhanoa

Ho Sakta Hai (2006)
ho sakta hai
Cast: Victor Banerjee, Khalid, Mohini, Dharmik, Mukesh Tiwari
Director: Wilson Louis

Hotel (1981)
Cast: Navin Nischol, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Prema Narayan, Ranjeet, Pinchoo Kapoor, Rajendra Nath, Leena Das
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
Another film by the Ramsay Brothers
A review is here

House No 13 (1991)
house number 13
Cast: Salim Fateh, Leena Nair, Baby Vijaya, Anil Dhawan, Rita Bhaduri, Sharat Saxena, Syed Mustafa, Varalakshmi
Director: Baby

Ichhadhari Shaitaan (2000)
Ichhadhari Shaitaan
Director: Anil Naidu

Intquam Ke Sholay (1995)
Intquam Ke Sholay
Cast: Javed Khan, Sripradha, Johnny Lever, Jagdeep, Raza Murad, Goga Kapoor
Director: Jagdish Gautam

Jaani Dushman (1979)
Director: Rajkumar Kohli
A werewolf movie
Read the review at Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!

Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)
Cast: Manisha Koirala, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Arman Kohli, Raj Babbar, Aftab Shivdasani, Rajat Bedi, Sharad S. Kapoor, Ali Khan, Shahbaaz Khan, Johnny Lever,
Director: Raj Kumar Kohli
I read the review at Teleport City, and still don’t know WTF!

Jab Andhera Hota Hai (1974)
Jab Andhera Hota Hai
Cast: Prema Narayan, Jalal Agha, Helen, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra, Vikram
Director: Deepak Bahry

Jadoo Tona (????)
Jadoo Tona
Cast: Mohan Joshi, Satnam Kaur
Director: Kishan Shah
Nice to see Emperor Palpatine in another film..

Jadu Tona (1977)
Cast: Feroz Khan, Reena Roy, Prem Chopra, Prem Nath, Ashok Kumar
Director: Ravikant Nagaich

Jinda Laash (1986) aka Zinda Laash??? aka The Living Corspe
Jinda Laash
Cast: Sarika, Aakash, Puneet Issar, Mac Mohan, Jankidas, Mohan Chotti, Birbal, Guddi Maruti, Yunus Parvez
Director: Manmohan Sabir

Kaala Mandir (2000)
Kaala mandir
Cast: Javed Khan, Neelam Sagar, Neelima Azim, Neelam Mehra, Suresh Oberoi, Sudhir, Shakti Kapoor, Kishore Anand Bhanushali
Director: Hemant Kamal

Kabrastan (1988)
Cast: Hemant Birje, Javed Khan, Raza Murad, Kunika, Amjad Khan, Jagdeep, Huma Khan, Rana Jung Bahadur
Director: Mohan Bhakri
A review is here

Kabrastan (2000)
Director: Ramesh Lakhiani

Kafan (1990)
Cast: Tina Ghai, Jamuna, Huma Khan, Viju Khote, Johnny Lever, Mac Mohan, Raza Murad
Director: Dhirendra Bohra

Khofnaak Mahal (1998)
Khofnaak Mahal
Cast: Javed Khan, Seema Vaz, Raza Murad
Director: Sushil Vyas

Khoon Ki Pyaasi Daayan(1998)
Khoon ki pyassi daayan
Cast: Sonali, Rajiv Raj,
A review of this marvelous film is here

Khooni (2004)
Cast: Amit Pachori, Sapna, Vinod Tripathi
Director: Kanti Shah

Khooni Aankhe (1988)
khooni aankhe
Director: Baby

Khooni Bister (2001)
Khooni Bister
Cast: Raza Murad, Anil Nagrath, Birbal
Director: Tilak Raj

Khooni Ilaaka (1999)
Cast: Anil Nagrath, Sapna, Raj Premi, Shabnam
Director: Teerat Singh
This may be the “Dracula” film from above, or related to it somehow.

Khooni Jaljala (2001)
khooni jaljala
Director: Hriday Shankar

Khooni Mahal (1987)
Khooni Mahal
Cast: Raj Kiran, Neelam Mehra, Shoma Anand, Javed Khan, Jagdeep, Huma Khan, Raza Murad, Gorilla, Shiva Rindani, Anu Dhawan
Director: Mohan Bhakri

Khooni Murda (1990)
Khooni Murda
Cast: Deepak Parashar, Javed Khan, Sripradha, Puneet Issar, Huma Khan, Tina Ghai, Kiran Kumar
Director: Mohan Bhakri

Khooni Panja (1991)
Khooni Panja
Cast: Javed Khan, Sargam, Rita Bhaduri, Anil Dhawan, Mac Mohan, Jagdeep, Seema Vaz
Director: Vinod Talwar
A review is here

Khooni Raat (2004)
Khooni Raat
Director: Gyanendra Choudhry

Khooni Tantrik (2001)
Khooni Tantrik
Cast: Poonam Dasgupta
Director: Teerat Singh

Khoonkhar Darinde
Khoonkhar Darinde
Cast: Sapna, Vinod Tripathi, Shiva, Joginder, Deepak Shirke, Shakti Kapoor
Director: Teerat Singh
Is that a dude in a Lion costume???

Krishna Cottage (2004)
Cast: Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar, Rati Agnihotri, Vrajesh Hirjee, Hiten Tejwani, Anita Hassandani, Divya Palat, Zutshi
Director: Santram Varma

Ladies Hostel (1990)
Ladies Hostel
Music Director: Sonik Omi

Laash (1998)
Cast: Anil Dhawan, Asha Varma, Kirti Rawal, Lalita Pawar, Rajendra Nath, Rakesh Bedi, Sonika Gill, Yunus Parvez
Director: K Mansukhlal

Maaya Ka Saaya (???)
Maaya Ka Saaya
No information about this film

Mahakaal (1993) aka Time of Death
Cast: Archana Puran Singh, Karan Shah, Reema Lagoo, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Johnny Lever, Sunil Dhawan
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
Hey, a review of this film is here!

Mahal (2002)
Cast: Sohail Khan, Anil Nagrath
Director: Anand Prakash

Main Phir Aaoongi (1998)
Main Phir Aaoongi
Cast: Harish Patel, Manish Wadhwa, Paintal, Kiran Kumar
Director: K I Sheikh

Mangalsutra (1981)
Cast: Rekha, Anant Nag, Om Shivpuri, Madan Puri, Shashi Puri, Jagdeep, Rajendra Nath, Prema Narayan, Jayshree T, Meena T, Kesto Mukherjee, Chand Usmani, Guddi Maruti, Asit Sen
Director: B Vijay

Maut (1998)
Cast: Sapna, Harish Patel, Poonam Dasgupta, Gulshan Rana, Arun Mathur
Director: Jeetu

Maut Ka Khel (2001)
Maut Ka Khel
Cast: Harish Patel, Kiran Kumar, Asrani, Abhay Bhargav, Sudhir
Director: Rakesh Sawant

Maut Ke Peche Maut (2003)
Maut Ke Peche Maut
Cast: Hemant Birje, Amit Pachori, Sapna
Director: Kishan Shah

Maut Ki Dahshat (2004)
Maut Ki Dahshat
Cast: Rajesh Sabharwal, Poonam Dasgupta
Director: J Neelam

Milap (1974)
Cast: Reena Roy, Danny Dezongpa, Shatrughan Sinha
Directed by Brij Bhooshan
Review at Die, Danger, Die Die, Kill!
another snake lady movie

Nagin (1976)
Cast: Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Reena Roy
A snake lady film
Review at Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!

Naina (2005)
Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Anuj Sawhney, Amardeep Jha, Kamini Khanna
Director: Shripal Morakhia

Nayee Raat Nayee Baat (????)
Nayee Raat Nayee Baat
Music Director: Sonik Omi

Panch Fauladi (1988)
Panch Fauladi
Cast: Raj Babbar, Anita Raaj, Salma Agha, Hemant Birje, Dara Singh, Javed Khan, Neelam Mehra, Madhu Malhotra, Huma Khan, Birbal, Bob Christo, Seema Deo, Sonika Gill, Satish Kaul, Amjad Khan, Ram Mohan, Raza Murad, Joginder Shelly
Director: Mohan Bhakri
Look at all those guys with guns. Obviously a romantic comedy!

Papi Gudia (1996)
papi gudia
Cast: Avinash Wadhavan, Karisma Kapoor, Tinnu Anand, Shakti Kapoor, Poonam Dasgupta, Vikas Anand
Director: Lawrence D’Souza
This is a Bollywood version of Child’s Play!

Bollywood pro Lawrence D’Souza directs this creepy, oddball horror film, about an evil black magician (Shakti Kapoor) who transfers his powers to a doll, intending to eventually switch his spirit … Full Descriptioninto the body of the innocent boy who owns it. He frames the child for a series of increasingly brutal murders, and it falls to the boy’s brave sister, Karisma (Karisma Kapoor), to rescue her brother from both the evil toy and the police–including her ex-boyfriend (Avinash Wadhavan)

Review at Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!

Phir Ayegi Woh Raat (2001)
Phir Ategi Woh Raat
Cast: Raza Murad, Anil Nagrath, Mac Mohan
Director: Tej Saran

Phir Wahi Raat (1980)
Phir Wahi Raat
Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani, Bhagwan, Mohan Chotti, A K Hangal, Jagdeep, Shubha Khote, Kim, Lalita Kumari, Manmauji, Mukri, Suresh Oberoi, Lalita Pawar, Shashikala
Director: Danny Denzongpa

Purani Haveli (1989)
Purani Haveli
Cast: Deepak Parashar, Preeti Sapru, Narendra Nath, Anil Dhawan, Vijay Arora, Pinchoo Kapoor, Leela Mishra, Bhushan Tiwari, Tina Ghai, Satish Shah, Shyamalee, Amita Nangia, Tej Sapru
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay

Purani Kabar (1998)
purani kabar
Cast: Mohan Joshi
Director: K I Sheikh

Purana Mandir (1984)
Purana Mandir
Cast: Mohnish Behl, Arti Gupta, Puneet Issar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Jagdeep, Ajay Agarwal, Pradeep Kumar, Rajendra Nath, Lalita Pawar, Dheeraj Kumar, Ashalata
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay

Pyaasa Haiwan (2003)
Pyaasa Haiwan
Cast: Sapna, Tina, Vinod Tripathi
Director: Kanti Shah

Pyaasi Atma (1988)
Pyaasi Atma
Director: A K Misra

Pyasa Darinda (????)
pyasa darinda
Director: Asha Khan

Pyasa Shaitan (1984)
Cast: Kamal Hasan, Joginder, Madhu Malhotra
Director: Joginder

Pyasi Atma (1998)
pyasi atma
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Manvi Goswami, Dinesh Hingoo, Jai Thakur
Director: P Chandrakumar

Pyasi Chudail (????)
pyasi chudail

Qatil Chandalini (1999)
Qatil Chandalini
Cast: Imtiaz Khan, Mac Mohan, Sudhir Dalvi
Director: Rajan Lyallpuri

Raat Ke Andhere Mein (1987)
raat ke andhere mein
Cast: Javed Khan, Mazhar Khan, Imtiaz Khan
Director: Vinod Talwar

Roohani Taaqat (1991)
Roohani Taaqat
Cast: Jagdeep, Javed Khan, Kiran Kumar, Gurdas Mann, Sripradha
Director: Mohan Bhakri

Saamri (1985)
Cast: Asha Sachdev, Puneet Issar, Jagdeep, Gulshan Grover, Prem Chopra, Arti Gupta, Ajay Agarwal, Rajan Sippy, Huma Khan, Jack Gaud
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
Another film by the Ramsay Brothers

Saat Saal Baad (1987)
Saat Saal Baad
Cast: Suresh Oberoi, Sharmila Tagore, Navin Nischol, Javed Khan, Huma Khan, Mayur, Javed Jaffrey, Chandrashekhar, Roma Manik, Farha, Prema Narayan, Sushant Ray
Director: S U Syed

Saaya (2003)
Cast: John Abraham, Tara Sharma, Zohra Sehgal, Zutshi, Mahima Chaudhry, Rana Jung Bahadur, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Harsh Chhaya
Director: Anurag Basu

Saaya Kali Raat Mein (2001)
Saaya Kali Raat Mein
Cast: Raza Murad, Ramesh Goyal
Director: Mehmood Khan

Saboot (1980)
Cast: Vidya Sinha, Kaajal Kiran, Navin Nischol, Prem Chopra, Trilok Kapoor, Padma Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Rajendra Nath, Om Shivpuri, Mohan Chotti, Maruti, Sudhir Dalvi, Mohan Sherry
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay

Sadhu Aur Shaitan (????)
Sadhu Aur Shaitan
Director: Kareem

Sar Kati Laash (1999)
sar kati laash
Cast: Shakti Kapoor, Mac Mohan, Deepak Shirke, Sapna
Director: Teerat Singh

Sau Saal Baad (1989)
Sau Saal Baad
Cast: Hemant Birje, Amjad Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Raza Murad, Huma Khan, Poonam Dasgupta, Tina Ghai
Director: Mohan Bhakri

Shaitaani Aatma (1998)
Shaitaani Aatma
Cast: Harinam Singh, Rakesh Pandey, Yunus Parvez
Director: Harinam Singh

Shaitani Dracula (2006)
shaitani dracula
Cast: Harinam Singh, Shabnam, Birbal, Anil Nagrath, Vinod Tripathi, Janardhan Mishra
Director: Harinam Singh
See our Full Review HERE

Shaitani Ilaaka (1990)
Shaitani Ilaaka
Cast: Deepak Parashar, Sripradha, Sunil Dhawan, Satish Shah, Ashalata
Director: Kiran Ramsay
This cool-looking film promises were-wolves and is by the director of Aakhri Cheekh

Shaitaan Khopdi (????)
Shaitaan Khopdi
No information

Shaitan Mantrik (2002)
shaitan mantrik

Shamshaan (2001)
Cast: Kiran Kumar, Mac Mohan, Deepak Shirke
Director: R K Khanna

Shamshan Ghaat (2003)
Cast: Sohail Khan, Sapna, Vinod Tripathi
Director: Shammi Khan

Son of Dracula (????)
son of dracula
Cast: Raza Murad, Poonam Dasgupta, Sapna
Director: Saleem Suma

Sssshhh… (2003)
Cast: Tanisha, Dino Morea, Karan Nath, Gaurav Kapoor, Simone Singh, Maya Alagh, Kushal Punjabi
Director: Pawan Kaul

Sunsan Mahal (2004)
sunsan Mahal
Director: Om Prakash Sharma

Tahkhana (2001)
Director: Kishan Shah

Telephone (1985)
Cast: Vikas Anand, Parveen Babi, Prem Chopra, Bob Christo, Leena Das, Pinchoo Kapoor, Deepti Naval, Shatrughan Sinha, Jagdeep, Leela Mishra, Mac Mohan, Marc Zuber, Imtiaz Khan, Rajendra Nath
Director: Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay

Tower House (1999)
Tower House
Director: Rajesh Mittal

Vaastu Shastra (2005)
vaastu shastra
Cast: Sushmita Sen, J D Chakravarthi, Vicky Ahuja, Sayaji Shinde, Rajpal Yadav, Bansaree Madhani, Peeya Rai Chowdhary, Zakir Hussain
Director: Saurab Narang

VEERANA (1988) aka Loneliness
Cast: Jasmin, Hemant Birje, Sahila Chaddha, Satish Shah
Directed by: Tulsi Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay
A Review of the Ramsay’s Veerana
Another Review

Veerana (2006)
veerana 2
Directed by: Kantibhai Shah
A review of the 2006 version of Veerana

Wahan Ke Log (1967)
Wahan Ke Log
Cast: Pradeep Kumar, Tanuja, Nilofar, N A Ansari, Johnny Walker, Shobhna Samarth
Director: N A Ansari

Woh Kaun Thi? (2001)
Woh Kaun Thi?
Cast: Raza Murad, Amrit Pal, Mac Mohan, Yunus Parvez
Director: Amrit Pal

Wohi Bhayaanak Raat (1989)
wohi bhayaanak raat
Cast: Kiran Kumar, Neeta Puri, Rakesh Bedi, Yunus Parvez, Leena Das, Goga Kapoor
Director: Vinod Talwar

Zameen Ke Neeche (1999)
zameen ke neeche
Cast: Shakti Kapoor, Mohan Joshi
Director: Willy

Shaitani Dracula (Review)

Shaitani Dracula

Directed, Written, and Produced by Harinam Singh

This is one of the most ridiculous films I have ever seen. Believe me, I have seen some doozies! I believe I have found the Ed Wood of India, or at least one Ed Wood, as there are probably half a dozen considering their massive film output. Harinam Singh is his name, he directed, wrote, produced, and stars in the film, a pedigree you usually see in fan films. Harinam Singh also directed Shaitaani Aatma and Jeb Katari, quality films. It is hard to find out information about him due to a healer with a similar name.

As for the rest of the cast, I can list their names, but I am unable to match them up to their characters. Many of them are credited with just a single name, which is sort of hard to Google. In addition, the B-films of Bollywood have little if any information in English, so it is already a stacked deck. I’ll list the cast members here, and maybe someone can help. The few stories I did find about Shaitani Dracula mentioned it took 15 days to film. Starring Shweta, Harinam Singh, Somiya, Jaya, Vivek, Kanhaiya, Shabnam, Pooja, Asha, Kamleesh Singh, Advocate Dube, and many others.

Advocate Dube?

The plot of Shaitani Dracula (translates to Devil’s Dracula) basically involves Dracula and some of his creepy goons harassing some campers in order for him to seduce some young ladies for dinner. That sounds like a straightforward plot, but that is the only thing straightforward. First, this film is a jumbled mess of edits, pointless scenes, and padding. A large portion of the film is just various characters wandering around the forest at night, usually alone, but occasionally being stalked by someone spooky. The film is edited by someone who somehow can operate despite being overdosed on caffeine, crack, Speed, heroin, LSD, irritable bowel syndrome, huffing paint, bipolar disorder, and ADD. There are more cuts in 15 minutes of Shaitani Dracula than in most major feature films. And yet, in those 15 minutes and thousands of cuts, nothing happens! In fact, the bulk of this review will be sorting out the various minions of Dracula. As you will read, the movie’s narrative is like a patchwork quilt of random. Don’t expect it to make sense, because it doesn’t. At all.

Shaitani Dracula‘s scenes were all done in one take. They didn’t bother with reshoots for either wardrobe malfunctions or even to put the actresses in focus. No one seems to be able to get the camera to focus on anything in wide shots, the few closeups are the only time we get a 100% clear picture. Shaitani Dracula is available on VCD, and it is evident that the VCD was sourced from a VHS tape, as there are a few rough patches late into the film. The VCD has no subtitles, but when has that ever stopped us? At TarsTarkas.NET, we don’t need no stinkin’ subtitles!

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