The Hush Post | 7:56 pm | One-minute read |
The man who sent a chill down our spine in yesteryears is no more. Shyam Ramsay of the Ramsay Brothers fame passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. He was 67 and died of pneumonia at a Mumbai hospital.
Shyam Ramsay was one of the the seven Ramsay Brothers. The brothers produced cult horror films such as Puraani Haveli, Veerana, Purana Mandir, Darwaaza etc. All of the seven brothers had moved to Mumbai after partition.
The Ramsay Brothers ruled the horror genre in the 1970’s. Their first horror movie was Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche. The 1972 horror film became a great starting point for both brothers and the Indian horror film industry.
The Ramsay Brothers went on to make a string of B-grade films in the decade of 1970s and 1980s, featuring zombies, vampires, werewolves, reanimated corpses and snowmen.
The films were widely popular for their unique mix of horror and erotica. Towards the end of ’80s, Shyam Ramsay made the country’s first horror series The Zee Horror Show, that went on to become a hit.