The cine audience accepts every movie, but the Horror genre has a separate fan base. From 6 years old to 60 years old, everyone enjoys horror movies. One might see from the gaps of the fingertips while closing your eyes, but one does not miss a horror cinema even when they are scared. Horror films are a roller-coaster ride from our deepest fears to supernatural terrors. The films grip us to our seats, waiting for the next scene throughout the movie. From the spine-chilling haunted houses to wicked spirits and horrifying monsters, these movies do not let our gaze away from them and make sure our time is worth creating a thorough experience. This is why Indians are really into Horror films, and South India has some of the best horror films in their bucket. Today let's look at the Top 10 South Indian Horror Movies.
Kanchana is a 2011 horror comedy written, produced, and directed by
. The movie's plot revolves around Raghava, a timid young man possessed by three different spirits. After the possession, he acts like a woman, and then Raghava'sRaghava's mother consults an exorcist to help his son out. It is then they get to know the heart-wrenching tale of Kanchana. The movie is also the second part of the Muni series and got dubbed in several languages, including Telugu, where the film was very well received. The movie also recently got remade in Hindi as Laxmi Bomb, with in the lead role.
Chandramukhi is a 2005 Tamil horror comedy directed by P. Vasu. The movie has Superstars Rajini Kanth, Jyotika, and Nayanthara in the lead roles. The film'sfilm's story goes by - An NRI and his wife decide to buy an old royal palace in their village to stay without much hearing about the warnings about ghosts and horror elements of the house. But then, a few situations started, making them worried; the NRI called his psychiatrist friend to solve this mystery.
Arundhati is a 2009 Telugu Horror thriller directed by
played the lead character in the movie. The movie has nine Nandi awards to its name. Arundhati is a story of a brave queen who battles an evil mystic. The story begins when Arundathi visits her native village and learns about her lookalike great-grandmother, Jejamma. Soon Jejamma's battle becomes her own, and she fights for it.
Aval is a 2017 horror thriller directed by Milind Raj. The movie has Siddharth and
in the lead roles. The movie'smovie's plot revolves around Krishnakant, a reputed surgeon who lives happily with his wife, Lakshmi. New neighbors come to their place, and then terror arises as the elder daughter invites unwanted elements into the house. The movie got shot simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi languages. In Hindi, it is known by the name The House Next Door. The film was also dubbed in Telugu and released simultaneously as Gruham.
Maya is one movie that was considered one of the scariest South Indian horror movies.
directed this 2015 neo-noir horror film. The movie has Nayanathara in the lead role. The movie'smovie's plot revolves around Apsara, a struggling single mother, to earn money while working in advertisements. Her life becomes a mess when a ghost is chasing her, and people known to her meet death. The film got dubbed in Telugu as Mayuri.
6. Yavaram Nalam
Yavaram Nalam is a 2009 Tamil horror thriller directed by
. The movie has R. Madhavan in the lead role. The film has an exciting tale that follows Manohar, who shifts to a new apartment with his family. The Apartment is on the 13th floor of the building. Soon after moving, Manohar and his family face issues in the house. The family follows a TV show that is similar to their life. They then realized that the ghost was communicating with them through TV.
Karva is a 2016 Kannada horror film directed by Navaneeth. This movie has a unique 2-dimensional story, with one of the stories trying to unveil the old mystery and the other experiencing the present existence. The story revolves around a man who wants to sell his ancestral property with the help of a television crew. The property is a haunted palace; we will later know that a wealthy man’s daughter was kidnapped and held there.
Pisaasu is a 2014 Tamil horror film directed by Mysskin. The film'sfilm's story begins with Bhavani, a teenager who dies in an accident. However, she continues to haunt Siddharth, the man who tried to save her, to find the real culprit who killed her.
Bhagamathie is a 2018 Telugu horror thriller directed by G. Ashok. The movie has Anushka Shetty in the lead role. The plot begins with Chanchala, an IAS officer imprisoned in a haunted house for interrogation. Still, things take a turn when she gets possessed and uncovers some real truths.
10. Orr Eravuu
Orr Eravuu is a 2010 horror mystery thriller directed by three debutants,
, and Krishna Shekhar. Orr Eravuu is a horror documentary making it the first type of horror film to take a different approach. The movie involves a paranormal investigator who investigates the murder of a young man.