The trailer for 1921, directed and written by Vikram Bhatt has been released. The horror movie stars Karan Kundrra, and Zareen Khan and revolves around a house that is haunted by an evil spirit and other ghouls, who will the lives of the protagonists hell. The trailer showcases some of the horrifying moments from the movie, with sickness, large black cloud with glowing eyes, screaming woman and men, and lots of blood. The trailer is even darker than anticipated, and seems that it is trying to rival the blockbuster horror movies of Hollywood.
The movie takes place in United States, in 1921, and it looks like a lot of attention was given to the details of the house, because it looks like a Victorian villa from the previous century. Zareen Khan plays a psychic in the movie, and as the name suggests, she seems to be aware of the spirits in the house, some of whom she feels are really malignant and will stop at nothing before they destroy everything. It isn’t clear what Karan does in the movie, but he becomes a pawn of the spirits, and he slowly begins to uncover the harsh truth that has festered in the dark corridors and musty rooms of the villa.
Zareen also seems to be giving homage to one of the most iconic scenes in horror history, and that is often cited with glee and terror; that of walking down a corridor with a candelabra in her hand, outstretched as she moves forward. The image has endured as the staple of Gothic romance and horror movies. It seems that the makers of 1921 are perfectly aware that the movie is going to appeal to a lot of people who are entrenched in the horror movies of the past centuries and their iconic heroines.