91 Min | Horror | September 2013
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Director: Ayush Raina
Starring: Aparna Bajpai, Ravish Desai, Karan Kundra
Horror Story Review: Director Ayush Raina tried a little bit too hard and failed in the attempt. For a horror movie then “Horror Story” was surprisingly shallow and devoid of anything particularly scary. The story is about seven young people who hear the story of a business man who committed suicide at a reportedly haunted hotel by the name of The Grandiose. Being as carefree as young people are they decide to go to the hotel as a farewell to the departed. As they set foot inside the hotel, it quickly becomes clear that something is most definitely not right at the hotel, and there is something dark and evil roaming the long abandoned corridors.
The hotel itself was really nicely detailed, and had lots of interesting things to be seen, and the atmosphere was indeed one of the best aspects of the entire movie. The dialogue in “Horror Story” were horribly scripted, and many times you sit there and think ‘did they really just say that?’ Most of the time the dialogue doesn’t have a particularly natural flow to it and comes off as forced and artificial. As for the acting, well, let’s just say that some of the people were doing good enough jobs, while others had a tendency to over do it and put on a very theatrical act that was just uncalled for and just turned out to be too much.
The camera-work in “Horror Story” was actually quite good, and made the movie all the more enjoyable and watchable. The music and sound in the movie was quite good. Lots of great atmospheric music here and great usage of sound effects. For a horror movie, then “Horror Story” was frightfully devoid of anything particularly scary.