Tag: horror

  • Journey Through Flashback

    Journey Through Flashback

    India’s top horror author and screenwriter, K Hari Kumar, speaks about Jed Shepherd’s latest Netflix original horror movie Flashback

  • Challenges of Science Fiction , Horror and Fantasy: A Speculative Journey

    Challenges of Science Fiction , Horror and Fantasy: A Speculative Journey

    As a genre writer, I often get questions from aspiring writers: Which genre presents a greater challenge – science fiction or fantasy or horror? Let me take you on an explorative journey before you start writing yours.

  • Building a Solid Foundation: Outlining in Fiction Writing

    Building a Solid Foundation: Outlining in Fiction Writing

    Have you ever found yourself gazing into the void of a blank screen, unsure of where to begin your literary quest? Fret not, for outlining is the key to unlocking the vast expanse of your imagination and structuring your ideas. A Story Outline is the ray of light that leads you through the uncharted dark…

  • Trapped in Your Own Dream – Sleep Paralysis

    Trapped in Your Own Dream – Sleep Paralysis

    Sleep paralysis can be a terrifying experience that affects millions worldwide. In this blog post, we explore the science, myths, and mysteries of sleep paralysis, including its links to alien abduction experiences. Learn about the common symptoms and causes of sleep paralysis. Tune in to The Fourth State podcast to discover the secrets of the…

  • INTERVIEW| Fear defines horror and the reader must be able to perceive that: Author K. Hari Kumar

    INTERVIEW| Fear defines horror and the reader must be able to perceive that: Author K. Hari Kumar

    Inspiration comes from all quarters; films, folktales and even cartoons. I have read stories from Chandamama, and ghost stories of Charles Dickens, Satyajit Ray and Ruskin Bond. Pet Sematary was the full-fledged horror novel that made a deep impact in my mind. The Butcher’s Theater by Jonathan Kellerman made me realise that every horror story…

  • Why is the horror genre still an underrated one in India?

    Why is the horror genre still an underrated one in India?

    Screenwriter and bestselling horror writer K. Hari Kumar finds the genre’s market marginalised and untapped despite our rich oral horror tradition. “Only few retain the taste in horror, while majority keep away because of the fear it instilled in their mind. The tendency to choose an international writer sometimes puts Indian English writers of the…

  • ‘Brahm is a heady mix of paranormal and psychological elements’: Kalki and Sanjay on ZEE5 show

    ‘Brahm is a heady mix of paranormal and psychological elements’: Kalki and Sanjay on ZEE5 show

    Bhram is based on K Hari Kumar’s 2018 novel, The Other Side Of Her. The show is directed by Sangeeth Sivan. Kalki says she started prepping for the show by reading real-life accounts of accident survivors. “Sangeeth sent me stories of people who had gone through accidents but couldn’t recall it because of trauma. In…

  • Spinning Yarns of Horror

    Spinning Yarns of Horror

    night. “They are like woollen blankets,” says author K Hari Kumar. “They keep you warm on rainy nights.” With his latest book, India’s Most Haunted: Tales of Terrifying places (HarperCollins), Mumbai-based Kumar wishes to reaffirm his place as one of India’s top horror writers. With a collection of fifty short stories, he hopes to frighten…