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Mohit Suri: OMEN has made maximum impact on me

January 19, 2009 10:51:04 AM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Mohit Suri, the director of RAAZ - THE MYSTERY CONTINUES, agrees that Japanese and Korean horror movies have made a huge impact on him during his growing up years as an avid movie buff as well as an upcoming filmmaker. He also reveals that as childhood buddies, he and Emraan Hashmi used to tag along and watch the rarest of the rarest horror movies.

'I remember that we used to cherish our summer holidays the most. I and Emraan used to go to our friendly neighborhood video cassettewaala and insist that he hands us over anything and everything coming in horror genre. Those days the rates would be Rs. 10 to Rs. 20 for hiring a cassette. We were particularly fond of Japanese and Korean movies', Mohit gets nostalgic here.

He continues, 'Not that we became any brave-hearts by watching multiple horror flicks. These films always managed to scare us. We both didn't even leave any chance to pull each other's legs. I remember getting so scared after watching OMEN and Emraan only made it more miserable by continuously pestering me with his naughty antics.'

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'Japanese and Korean people make brilliant horror films and there is no doubt about that', states Mohit while giving a reason for being particularly fascinated with tales being told from this side of the world, 'I remember interacting with an exchange student from Japan who couldn't speak a word of English but had great insight into what goes into making a horror film. Film makers out there are brilliant in their craft, especially when it comes to horror movies. I guess that's something inherent in their blood.'

Still OMEN series remains his favorite till date. 'Yes, that has made the most impact on me. It very well connected with the very value system and was most inspirational for me as a film maker', concludes Mohit.

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