Horror-thriller is one of the certain genres where a movie can be either ‘best’ or ‘waste’ (although horror-comedy is a totally different chapter to discuss). And to be honest, the South Indian film Industry did various considerable works in this genre. So, let’s disclose the list of ‘Best South Indian Horror Movies’ to horrify your weekend!
Don’t worry, I am not going to spoil your movie experience by revealing the story.
Best South Indian Horror Movies
Aval (Tamil) (2017)
IMDb: 6.7 / 10
We often see that maximum horror movies are plot in the mountains, but why!? It’s because the deep silence of the mountains automatically creates a horror vibe which makes it easier to tell a horror story. This film also applied this technique to tell its story.
Renowned Tamil actor Siddharth starring this movie is a horror story also film in the hills.
Here, Siddharth and his wife experienced many spooky events after some weird changes in their neighbors.
Maya (Tamil) (2015)
IMDb: 7.5 / 10
Nayanthara is a single mother begins to face various complications in her life when some mysterious spirit starts to haunt her.
The film can grab your attention till the end of it, even after that too.
U-turn (Kannada) (2018)
IMDb: 7.4 / 10
This film is also have a female as a lead. The core actor of the film is Shraddha Srinath. Pawan Kumar directed this film is the third Indian movie to be remade in seven languages
Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Sinhala, Filipino (for the very first time), Bengali, and Hindi (Not released yet).
The story centers on a female journalist, Rachana. She noticed a strange accident pattern and sequence of the riders who violate the traffic rule, especially taking U-turns from the middle of the flyover to avoid traffic.
The film progresses with the thrilling uncovering of the truth behind it.
Praana (Malayalam) (2019)
IMDb: 9 / 10
If you are a horror movie monster, you just can’t afford to miss this one!! Don’t be offended but who are not in this group, you can skip this movie.
Because this movie is not going to vacate your mind so easily, once you complete watching this. Who knows.. maybe this film will make you frightened even to go to the loo alone at night!!
Director V.K. Prakash’s Praana is a psychological thriller and stars talented actress Nithya Menen as the lead. Her excellent acting ability makes the film more outstanding.
Ballon (Tamil) (2017)
IMDb: 4.5 / 10
Jai, a writer travels to Ooty to find some inspiration to complete the rest of his script. But unfortunately, the whole scenario turns weird when some unusual events related to his past take place.
This is a typical horror film like the others which contains all the horror movie elements. And except for these, the movie couldn’t impact the audiences’ minds.
Pizza (Tamil) (2012)
IMDb: 8 / 10
The film is directed by Karthik Subbaraj and starred Vijay Sethupathi.
A pizza delivery boy reached a haunted bungalow for an order where he encountered some horrific incidents. Those incidents were caused by some unrestful spirit that keep haunting him for a long.
And the ending of the movie will surely make you surprise.
Yavarum Nalam (Tamil) (2009)
IMDb: 7.3 / 10
Talented actor R. Madhavan starring this film is a family horror movie. Here R. Madhavan aka Manohar shifted with his family to the 13th floor of an apartment.
There they felt that someone is trying to communicate with them via their television set.
It will be not a bad choice if you add this movie to your watch list. This movie was also filmed simultaneously made in Bollywood and released with name 13B- Fear has a new Address.
9 (Malayalam) (2019)
IMDb: 6.8 / 10
This movie got a credible appreciation from the audience.
This film shows the circumstances when a scientist witnesses some superficial incidents. This film can be categorized as the mixture of thriller-suspense and horror.
Kataka (Kannada) (2017)
IMDb: 7.1 / 10
More often people believe in superstitious things in real life and this film presented this fact in this movie.
The story is of a man who went to his village to open a school along with his family.
But unfortunately, his daughter becomes captured by a speed due to a cursed object. This movie can give you the taste of rural superstitious beliefs, rituals, and stories.
Rangitaranga (Kannada) (2015)
IMDb: 8.2 / 10
It is also a rural horror story centering on someone’s past life. Gautam and Indu are married. But their life disrupted because of Indus’s repetitive weird nightmares.
For getting relief from all this stress, when they went to Gautam’s village, there they encountered more drawbacks in their life.
So this was the list of some best South horror movies. These are the ultimate horror-thriller-suspense movies.
Also Read:-Best horror comedy in Bollywood .
Let me know in the comments what is your favorite one or which one you want to watch.