The trailer of Raaz Reboot came out on Tuesday. Starring Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora in lead roles, the film is an Indian supernatural thriller, written and directed by Vikram Bhatt and intended to scare the bejesus out of the audience. But going by Raaz Reboot’s trailer, it may be mission unaccomplished.
So, if you are a horror buff who swears by The Grudge, The Conjuring or Paranormal Activity (before they became unappetising franchises), Raaz Reboot won’t chill your spine, it will come as a comic relief.
The trailer begins with Kriti Kharbanda approaching Gaurav Arora to kill him. Cut to the chase and we find Gaurav Arora and Kriti Kharbanda at a beautiful but secluded house in Romania. The only trouble is that it seems to be haunted and the couple cannot move because the company has already paid six months security for the eerie place.
With the glimpse of a dead raven, the trailer hints at the existence of a vampire in the film who may or may not be Bollywood’s fave serial kisser Emraan Hashmi. From his dialogue, we can say he’s either a vegetarian vampire (the type who feeds on animal blood and wish well for humans) or someone who practices exorcism and desperately wants to help because he is in love with Kriti’s character.
With spooky background music, fast-moving shadows and several sound effects, the trailer tries its best to be spooky but only ends up being hilariously melodramatic because it’s 2016.
Watch | Official trailer of Raaz Reboot
Horror films need more than nude dead bodies, freakish captions, ghastly shadows, screams and drops of blood to scare an audience who have probably seen them all.