Best South Indian Horror Movies

A large number of people love south Indian movies. It is an era of south Indian movies. Nowadays, a lot of people love to watch south Indian movies a lot. From Bahubali to Pushpa, south Indian movies have left a great impact on the audience of India.

There are so many reasons people like South Indian movies a lot. Their direction, acting and storyline, all these things are top-notch. Even a lot of south Indian actors are becoming very famous like Allu Arjun, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, Samantha Ruth, Prabhas and Anushka Shetty etc. that’s why we are here with the Best south Indian horror movies

South Indian movies never fail to show the essence of their culture in their story. There was a time when it was considered an upgrade for a south Indian actor to join Bollywood movies. It is not the case nowadays; Tollywood movies are at the same level as Bollywood. Even some Bollywood actors prefer to star in south Indian movies.

List of The Best South Indian Horror Movies

South Indian movies are famous in almost every genre. A lot of people love horror movies as it gives them that thrill. Along with that, south Indian horror movies are also really famous among people.

A lot of Bollywood horror movies are adaptations of south Indian horror movies. The plot is always good. The acting of the main cast of these horror movies is really good. That’s why people love them.

Some of the best south Indian horror movies to watch are: –


Charulatha is one of the most famous south Indian horror movies. The movie was really good and served a new concept to the people.

This movie came on screens on 21 September 2012. It was made in two languages, namely Kannada and Tamil.

Director- Pon Kumaran

Producer- Hansraj Saxena under Sax Pictures

This movie was an adaptation of the Thai horror movie ‘alone’. This movie is dubbed in Malayalam and Telugu. The film was known as Geetanjali in Malayalam.

Plot- The plot is about two conjoined twins. Their names are Charu and Latha. Both the twins fell in love with a guy, but Latha dies after the surgery to separate their bodies. After her death, Charu starts to experience unusual things. This is all about a lot of truths that get revealed throughout the story.


Ezra is a 2017 supernatural horror movie. This is a Malayalam language movie. The movie got really famous at the time of its release.

Director- Jay K

Producer- Mukesh R Mehta, C.V. Sarathi

Cast- prithviraj Sukumaran, Priya Anand, Tovino Thomas

Location- fort cochin, Sri Lanka

This movie has been remade in Hindi with the name ‘Dybbuk’ in 2021.

Plot- it is a story about a married couple. One day when the wife buys an antique box, they start to feel paranormal activities around them. after some time, they realise that the antique box is a dybbuk in reality. They take help from a rabbi to know more about the box.

Achievements- this movie impressed a lot of critics and got really good ratings. Its box office collection was Rs 50 crore.

Also Read: Best South Indian Suspense Thriller Movies


Kanchana is 2011, Tamil language movie. This is a horror-comedy movie.

Director- Raghavan Lawrence

Producer- Raghavan Lawrence

Cast- Sarathkumar, Koval Sarala and Lakshmi Rai

Budget- 7 crore

Plot-  Three spirits possess a man. This makes him act like a woman. His mother gets concerned and then consults an exorcist. The exorcist unfolds the story of these 3 spirits that is filled with betrayal, murder and injustice in society.

Achievements- this movie got famous and received a lot of love from its viewers. Kanchana has received a lot of awards in different categories. It has also impressed the critics.


Maya is a 2015 Tamil horror movie. It was one of the highest-grossing movies in Tamil cinema. Also, the film was considered one of the best.

Director- Ashwin Saravanan

Producer- S.R. Prakashbabu, S.R. Prabhu, Gopinath P.

Cast- Nayanthara and Aari Arjunan

Budget- 10 crore

This was Nayanthara’s 50th movie. This movie was remade in Telugu as ‘Mayuri’ and in Kannada as ‘Aaki’.

Plot- the plot of the movie is about a single mother, Apsara. She is struggling to make a living by working in advertisements. Her life turns upside down when a ghost starts haunting her. It also leads to the death of her known people.

Achievements- Tamil cinema considered this movie to be one of the best It has also received some awards for its amazing performance in the movie.

Annabella Sethupathi

This is a 2021 Tamil language horror comedy movie. This is the latest movie that got a really good response from the viewers. Annabella Sethupathi was hugely popular when the film came out.

Director- Deepak Sundarajan

Producer- Sudhan Sundaram and G. Jayaram

Production company- Passion studio

Cast- Vijay Sethupathi, Taapsee Pannu, Jagapathi Babu and Yogi Babu.

This movie is available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Plot- the story is about Rudra. She is a small burglar. She suddenly finds herself in a place full of ghosts and also finds that place a bit weird. After all this, she finds out the secrets and mysteries related to the owner of that place. The owner is Annabella Sethupathi.


This is a 2017 Tamil movie. It was titled ‘the house next door’ in Hindi. This was also a very famous movie.

Director- Milind Rau

Produced- Siddharth

Cast- Siddharth and Andrea Jeremiah

The film premiered on 3 November 2017. This film got a lot of positive reviews from the audience and the critics. It turned out to be a huge success. On November 7, it was also released in Telugu as ‘Gruham’.

Plot- the plot revolves around Krishnakanth and Lakshmi, who are living a peaceful life in the mountains. Their new neighbours just shifted there, so both of them welcome the neighbours. One day their eldest daughter jenny invites some unusual elements into the house. This causes a lot of terror among all of them.


South Indian movies have gotten great success and love recently. Almost everyone loves these movies, especially horror movies. Some people even prefer south Indian movies to Bollywood movies.

The storyline of these movies has also improved a lot. Earlier, south Indian movies used to show some unrealistic action scenes, but now they show some amazing scenes that viewers love. Not only a thriller but genres like action, comedy and romance are also getting a lot of love.

South Indian movies have been doing great in terms of horror movies. Many Bollywood horror movies are an adaptation of south Indian horror movies. Their horror movies are well made and have a fresh concept every time. Some of these movies have become famous all over India. Their direction, cinematography and action are top-notch.


Some frequently asked questions.

Q- Which is the most horror movie in India?

A-     Bollywood makes a lot of horror movies and has been making them for a very long time now. Sometimes many Bollywood horror movies are a remake of south Indian ones or Hollywood ones. In 2021, Bollywood made some horror movies, and some of them also got really good reviews. Some of these horror movies are – Roohi, Dybbuk, Bhoot Police, and Chhorii. Out of all these, Dybbuk got the best reviews. Some people also said that it is among the best horror movies. Dybbuk is a remake of the south Indian horror movie Ezra.

Q- Which country has the most horror movies?

Ans: A lot of people out there love to watch horror movies. Hollywood is also really famous for its horror movies. Bollywood and Tollywood also make good Horror movies. Some of the most famous horror movies are insidious, conjuring the nun. The country is known to have the best horror movies in Japan. Japan makes the best horror movies. The other countries don’t even come close to the horror movies of Japan. The variety and concept of Japanese horror movies are unmatchable. Japan has a reputation for producing the best horror movies.

Q- Which is the no. 1 south Indian movie?

Ans: Recently, south Indian movies have received a large amount of fame. Earlier, people still used to watch south Indian movies, but recently the graph has gone up.  Shivaji, Saaho and Robot were huge hits in India. The hight grossing south Indian movie till now is Bahubali. It starred Prabhas and Anushka Shetty in the lead role. This is the highest-grossing movie of 2017. Both the parts of Bahubali got a lot of fame. People love their Acting, direction and screenplay a lot. The movie also got a lot of awards in different categories.

Q- Who is the most handsome man in Tollywood?

Ans: Several Tollywood actors are renowned for their good looks and acting abilities. Some of the most handsome Tollywood actors are Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun, Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Mahesh babu. In addition to being very handsome, all these actors are awesome at acting also. A lot of their movies have been a big hit all over India. Some of them are highest-grossing movies also.

 Q- What are the best south Indian movie dubbed in Hindi?

Ans: South Indian movies have gained a lot of popularity among Hindi viewers. The audience has loved these films a lot. Their acting, direction and screenplay, all played a great role in the success of these films.

Some of these famous films are: –

  1. Bahubali 2- the conclusion
  2. Nenokkadine
  3. Bahubali- the beginning
  4. Vikram Vedha
  5. Pushpa

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