The Ramsays, India’s first family of horror, are synonymous with the supernatural and gore. Through their films and series they introduced India to churails that floated across the screen, ghouls that woke up from eerie graveyards, and houses that buzzed with ghosts.
But few knew that behind the production drama, elaborate sets, and haunting showtunes, there was a more sinister story. For the Ramsays, the supernatural wasn’t just stuck to the screens and camera – it creeped into their lives, too.
Alisha Kirpalani, the granddaughter of FU Ramsay, has grown up on stories that question reality and bring a chill to the bone. In time, she, too, followed her family’s footsteps and saw through the veil that separates this world and the Other.
From the woman on the highway that Shyam Ramsay met to an eerie and persistent knocking that came from every house that Tanuja Ramsay lived in to Amit Ramsay’s unwelcome dead visitor at Lamington House, the original home of the Ramsays, this book has the improbable, bizarre and spine-chilling all parading through its chapters.
For the Ramsays, the supernatural wasn’t just stuck to the screens and camera – it creeped into their lives, too. The book includes stories which are told from different perspectives and I felt that each and every story is vividly portrayed and it was an amazing read. No doubt, I could not put it down. Ths was the first horror book I read which is based on true life events. The moment I read the blurb, I was sure that I would end up loving this book. The story was definitely bizarre and spine chilling and the fact that it was based on real life events, it made the stories even more spooky.
I really liked the wonderful concept behind the book and it gave us an insight about what happened with the members of The Ramsays, India’s first family of horror. It took me just a couple of days to finish the book and ever since then I have been thinking about the stories.