Movie Review: Horror Story (2013)
The film begins with a man walking up Hotel Grandiose into Room No. 3046 and jumping off the building. The story swiftly cuts to a nightclub where a bunch of friends are gulping down shots to bid farewell to one of their closest buddies. News flashes show that the Hotel is shutting down for good, and that’s when spooky stories about the haunted place unspools to the gang!
The friends in a gusto of being foolhardy decide to go check out the place. Like luck would have the property is indeed haunted by a witch who wouldn’t stand anyone loitering around there. The friends are soon pinned down by the paranormal intervention as each of them will have to pay for entering the haunted land!
Director Ayush Raina chooses the desirable ingredients to create a ghostly environ, but the true test lies in frightening the spectator with spine chilling moments. Several Hollywood fares have redefined the genre and the bar for horror films has been upped for this reason. HORROR STORY follows the set pattern, promising to give the audience goosebumps and an edge of the seat experience. Besides, by doing away with the mandatory song and dance routine, Ayush remains firmly focused on the subject material.