Most Nigerian movies of the 90s and 2000s are what set the current pattern of Nollywood, particularly in the horror category.
Certainly we are referring to movies like Karishika, Living in Bondage, Blood Money, Witches, Nneka the Pretty Serpent, to mention but a few.
The horror and thriller class did well in Nollywood at that time. A lot of the movies of that era had an element of horror, or shock at least, in them
The stories were absolutely interesting and the movies were truly scary even though the technology available at the time were poor.
As a matter of fact, some of the movies were very scary to the extent that, children stopped watching them.
Well,we cannot tell what actually happened to the horror category of Nollywood today – that category is certainly, dead. All we get to see recently are all comedy and drama.
One of the most terrifying Nigerian movies of the 90s is Karishika, the Queen of Darkness.
Karishika is a two-part Nollywood horror movie released in 1996 (both parts of the movie were released the same year.)
Karishika was directed by Christian Onu, who also directed the Glamour Girls sequel released the same year as Karishika.
Karishika featured Ngozi Becky Okorie, who played the titular role Karishika and Bob-Manuel Udokwu as Pastor Evarist.
Other Karishika characters include Sandra Achums, Amaechi Muonagor, Andy Chukwu, Adaora Ukoh, Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi and the late Obi Madubogwu.
Karishika tells the story of a demon girl named Karishika who was sent to earth to bring souls to hell.
She lures men to bed and causes people to sin so they can lose their relationship with God and become candidates of hell.
The question that remains unanswered over the years, Where is Karishika actress Ngozi Becky Okorie now?
To the amusement of movie-loving fans, Becky Okorie didn’t feature in many other movies after Karishika.
She had minor roles in one or two other movies before eventually disappearing from the movie scene.
There were even speculations then that her role in Karishika had subjected her to spiritual attacks which led to her downfall.
Seemingly, that wasn’t the case because Becky Okorie, despite the fact that she did not continue acting, she appears to be doing well.
She tied the knot with a US citizen and has since relocated to the United States. Becky Okorie and her husband have a 7-year-old son together.