Tollywood is one of the largest film producing Industry. It is famous for making movies in every genre namely romantic, comedy, horror, drama etc. Out of all the genres that it makes, Telugu horror movies are gaining popularity day by day. Even though a lot of horror movies are released every year, but very few movies hold that charm to make it to the top list. Some prominent actors of Tollywood like Rajinikanth have also worked in Ghost movies in Telugu which were later dubbed in many other languages.

Other than this, other film industries like Bollywood & Kollywood are also the huge producers of films. But, in case of horror flicks, Telugu film industry is one of the largest producers of scariest films in India after the horror flicks of Hindi film industry. Though most of them have the similar storyline, they are much appreciated by the audience. Not only this, some of them are even dubbed in other languages.

Origin of Telugu Horror Movies

Telugu film industry is an old industry & it has produced numerous movies over the years. In the year 1986, Tollywood released its first horror movie, Bhayam Bhayam. And this movie became the super hit of that time. After this, Telugu horror movies kept coming more & more. As a result, each year produces more than 10 horror flicks. And when you combine dubbed versions of Tamil Horror Movies and Hindi Horror Movies, there are more than 30 films each year to watch.

Almost all the hit ghost movies in Telugu are women-centric. Some of the best examples are Arundhati & Bhaagamathie. BOTY has created a list of some famous Telugu horror movies.


The movie revolves around a happy couple, who start facing horror when a family ...
Box Office India: 15 crores


The story revolves around a married couple. He movies in a new house with his so...
Box Office India: 1 crores


This movie narrates the story of three friends, Nisha, Srinu & Moksha. Nisha...
Box Office India: 2 crores


This movie is loosely based on the life story of a Telugu actress, Pratyusha. Th...
Box Office India: 2 crores


This movie narrates the story of a woman who kills herself after an incident. A ...
Box Office India: 3 crores