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    Top 10 Telugu Horror Movies

    Here, we unfold the curtain to reveal the top 10 Telugu horror movies that will send shivers down your spine while keeping you glued to the screen with their compelling narratives.

    Telugu Horror Movies

    1. Arundhati (2009)

    Director: Kodi Ramakrishna

    Cast: Anushka Shetty, Sonu Sood, Arjan Bajwa


    "Arundhati" is a visual masterpiece that interweaves elements of horror, mythology, and drama. It follows the protagonist, Arundhati, as she uncovers her family's dark past and battles an ancient evil.

    Why Watch: Anushka Shetty’s powerful performance, groundbreaking visual effects, and the intricate plot make it a classic in Telugu horror cinema.

    2. Kanchana: Muni 2 (2011)

    Director: Raghava Lawrence

    Cast: Raghava Lawrence, Sarath Kumar, Raai Laxmi


    "Kanchana" is a horror-comedy that centers on Raghava, a man with an intense fear of the supernatural, who gets possessed by vengeful spirits.

    Why Watch: A thrilling mix of comedy and horror, spectacular dance numbers, and the message on transgender rights are the highlights of this movie.

    3. Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada (2016)

    Director: Vi Anand

    Cast: Nikhil Siddharth, Hebah Patel, Nandita Swetha


    A unique blend of horror and romance, the film follows Arjun as he uncovers a series of supernatural occurrences linked to the woman he loves.

    Why Watch: Its refreshing storyline, engaging screenplay, and unexpected twists keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

    4. Raju Gari Gadhi (2015)

    Director: Ohmkar

    Cast: Ashwin Babu, Dhanya Balakrishna, Chethan Cheenu


    This horror-comedy revolves around a group of friends who decide to spend a night in a haunted resort and soon find themselves facing terrifying entities.

    Why Watch: The movie's intriguing plot, infused with humor and chilling sequences, offers a thoroughly entertaining experience.

    5. Mantra (2007)

    Director: Tulasi Ram

    Cast: Charmy Kaur, Sivaji, Kausha Rach


    "Mantra" unfolds the mysterious happenings in a deserted house as the protagonist, Mantra, decides to unravel the truth behind them.

    Why Watch: Its gripping storyline, suspenseful sequences, and Charmy Kaur’s stellar performance make it a must-watch.

    6. Avunu (2012)

    Director: Ravi Babu

    Cast: Poorna, Harshvardhan Rane, Nikita Thukral


    The film depicts the horrifying ordeal of a woman who feels the presence of an unseen entity in her house, observing her every move.

    Why Watch: The minimalist setting, compelling narrative, and Poorna’s convincing act contribute to the film's haunting atmosphere.

    7. Prema Katha Chitram (2013)

    Director: J Prabhakar Reddy

    Cast: Sudheer Babu, Nandita Raj, Praveen


    This horror-comedy brings laughter and frights as a group of friends experience paranormal activities in a farmhouse they visit.

    Why Watch: The combination of horror and humor, engaging music score, and intriguing plot twists make this film a delightful watch.

    8. Pizza (2012)

    Director: Karthik Subbaraj

    Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren


    "Pizza" follows the life of a pizza delivery boy whose life turns upside down after a delivery to a mysterious house.

    Why Watch: The film’s innovative narrative, spine-tingling moments, and Vijay Sethupathi’s brilliant performance leave the audience in awe.

    9. Anando Brahma (2017)

    Director: Mahi V Raghav

    Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Srinivas Reddy, Vennela Kishore


    In "Anando Brahma," spirits and humans compete to prove who is more scared of the other, unfolding a series of hilarious and spooky events.

    Why Watch: The film stands out for its unique concept, engaging screenplay, and Taapsee Pannu’s commendable act.

    10. Deyyam (1996)

    Director: Ram Gopal Varma

    Cast: J.D. Chakravarthi, Maheswari, Jayasudha


    "Deyyam" is a horror classic that tells the haunting tale of a boy who communicates with his deceased sister's spirit.

    Why Watch: Its atmospheric horror, compelling narrative, and top-notch direction make it a timeless piece in Telugu horror cinema.


    The Telugu film industry has gifted its audience a plethora of horror films, each unique in its approach to spookiness and storytelling. Whether it’s the groundbreaking "Arundhati," the hilarious yet horrifying "Kanchana," or the timeless classic "Deyyam," Tollywood’s horror genre offers a versatile range of films catering to all horror aficionados. So, brace yourself, grab some popcorn, and delve into the world of ghosts, spirits, and the unknown with these Telugu horror gems!

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