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Kollywood based in Chennai, India is the Tamil cinema industry. It is almost as old as about 100 years or so and to say they are delightful and amusing would be an understatement. Since the commencement of the Kollywood journey, it has done way too many films and explored so many genres. Its market size, fan following, and distribution network are astonishing. No wonder Tamil cinema is the second-largest film industry in India after of course Hindi cinema. Being producers of so many amazing movies in different genres, one most loved of all is the horror one. The Tamil horror movies are loved by everyone.

Here is a list of best Tamil Horror movies which you should definitely watch if you haven’t already.



1. 13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009)

If the talk is about a few of the masterpieces of the Telugu horror industry omitting this gem out would be completely irrational. No creepy faces, no excessive makeup, & still the most terrifying and amazing Telugu film that you would definitely enjoy. With its mind-blowing concept of the ghost communicating with the family living in 13B via a television, one should definitely give this movie a try. It is one of the best thriller horror movies in Tamil.

IMDb rating: 7.3


Starring: R. Madhavan

13B Fear Has a New Address

2. Pisaasu (2014)

This is one of the best Tamil horror movies which is your “will keep you on the edge till the very end” kind of movie. This is one of those movies where you definitely will feel for the ghost. here is fear, comedy, sentiment, thrill, and suspense. Not giving it a try would be such a shame. Must see.

IMDb rating: 7.5

Starring: Naga, Siddharth Soundarrajan, Prayaga Martin, Bhavani, Radha Ravi


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3. Kanchana (2011)

This is one pure gem of the horror genre produced by Kollywood. It is funny and thrilling and portrays the social injustice against transhumans in the best way possible. It is so touching and of course very thought-provoking. Highly recommended as it makes it to the Tamil top 10 horror movies.

IMDb rating: 6.5

Starring: Lawrence Raghavendra, Sarath Kumar, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini Chetan

Kanchana horror movie

4. Demonte Colony (2015)

If you are looking for a horror movie that will keep you on your toes, this can be your best bet. It is about how 4 drunken friends make a visit to a haunted bungalow and one of them steals and diamond necklace. The events that take place after are just way too thrilling. It deserves a place in the list of Tamil horror movies.


IMDb rating: 7.0

Starring:  Arulnithi, Ramesh Thilak, Sananth and Abishek Joseph George

Demonte Colony

5. Maya (2015)

Maya is one of the most well-written horror dramas. Its storyline revolves around how a single mother struggles to make a living and eventually encounters a ghost. More than the ghost, the eerie atmosphere, and the great story narration make this one of the best ghost movies Tamil. Do give it a try.

IMDb rating: 7.5


Starring: Nayanthara, Aari, Aari Arujunan, Amzath Khan

Maya horror movie

6. Yaamirukka Bayamey (2014)

Directed by Deekay, Yaamirukka Bayamey is a very fun and hilarious movie. A telemarketer named Kiran renovates a bungalow and makes it into a hotel. the real fun begins when crazy haunted and paranormal activities start taking place leading to the deaths of their customers. One of the best Tamil horror comedy movies to watch.

IMDb rating: 6.9

Starring: Kreshna, Rupa Manjari, Anaswara Kumar, Oviya, Yogi Babu


Yaamirukka Bayamey

7. Dora (2017)

This movie is about how a young woman purchases a car that seems to have some unusual characteristics of its own. The story takes an interesting turn when it is established that the car is possessed by some vindictive spirit. It is not your normal wonder car story, it is super thrilling and amusing. Do watch this movie on the south Indian horror movie list.

IMDb rating: 5.3

Starring: Nayanthara

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8. Eeram (2009)

If you have not watched this amazing romantic horror movie then you sure are living under a rock. The plotline is all about how Vasu finds the dead body of Ramya and decides to investigate her assassination just to encounter more deaths. It is super riveting. The terror ensues with the realization of the fact that Ramya’s spirit is behind all the new deaths.


IMDb rating: 7.6

Starring: Aadhi, Sindhu Menon, Nandha Durairaj

eeram tamil movie

9.  Pizza (2012)

There is no denying the fact that Pizza is one of the most revered works of Karthik Subbaraj. This story revolves around Michael and Anu. The prior one being a pizza delivery boy and the latter is an enthusiast of horror fiction writing. The story takes a scary turn when one day Michael goes to a bungalow to deliver pizza and crazy supernatural events start taking place.

IMDb rating: 8.0


Starring: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran

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10. Airaa (2019)

This sure is a must-watch supernatural thriller. It is about a journalist named Yamuna who is troubled by a cursed spirit. With a lot of other surprising twists and turns, we can say that this is one of the best Tamil horror movies and is highly entertaining with no unnecessary drama. It gives a subtle hint on how we all in our own way are turning selfish and sometimes that can lead to bad consequences. Give this spooky movie a try!

IMDb rating: 4.6

Starring: Nayanthara, Gabriella Sellus, and Kalaiyarasan


Airaa tamil horror movie

11. Aval (2017)

It is one of those Kollywood productions that one should not really miss out on. The film stars Siddharth and Area Jeremiah in the leading roles have done a great job. It is all about how the peacefulness of a doctor’s family gets disrupted once new neighbors come to live right next to their door. All the paranormal activities that take place are super thrilling and rip-roaring.

IMDb rating: 6.7

Starring: Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah

Aval horror movie

12. Chaarulatha (2012)

If you are looking for some crazy and unique horror story then this is it. The plot revolves around the conjoined twins named Charu and Latha. When Ravi falls in love with Charu their mother decides it is about time to separate them. While their operations Latha unfortunately dies. Terror ensues when the spirit of Latha comes in to take revenge on her sister.


IMDb rating: 5.4

Starring: Priyamani, Skanda Ashok, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha

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13. Darling (2015)

With an entertaining climax, this movie is a peach of comedy that will make you burst into laughter. This movie is about how three friends Kathir, Nisha, and Kumaran plan to commit suicide once their last wishes are fulfilled. They go to a beach house completely unaware of the fact that it is haunted and once the ghost tries to haunt Nisha the movie takes a super funny and thrilling turn.

IMDb rating: 5.9


Starring: Bala Saravanan, Nikki Galrani, Srushti Danage 

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14. Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2018)

If you want genuine entertainment and want to spend some time laughing with your family and friends then definitely this movie is for you. It is about two couples who go on a vacation in Bangkok but soon they encounter a female ghost with some crazy desires which are super entertaining. It is one of the best Tamil horror movies 2018.

IMDb rating: 4.2

Starring: Gautham Karthik, Sha Ra, Yaashika Aanand, Vaibhavi Shandilya


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15. Petromax (2019)

Petromax is a super hilarious movie with crazy laughter and scary scenes. This movie is all about how an owner of a property tries selling off his house and so he hires four men to stay at his place. His main motto is to terminate the rumors about his house being haunted but the fun begins when the ghost, Tamannah actually comes to play her role.

This gem is a slightly altered treatment with comedy as its mainstay. Don’t miss out on one of the best Tamil horror comedy movies.

IMDb rating: 5.3

Starring: Tamannaah, Prem, Yogi Babu, Ramdoss, Kaali Venkat, Sathyan and TSK

petromax movie


Now is your turn to watch these movies on the best Tamil horror movies list. You can find some of these Tamil horror movies in amazon prime.


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