This is the chronological list of horror films produced in Malayalam cinema.

Bhargavi Nilayam, released in December 1964, is considered as the first true horror film in the language. The film was scripted by writer Vaikom Muhammed Basheer based on his own short story "Neelavelicham". It was produced by T. K. Pareekutty under the banner Chandrathara Films. The film, which is now considered as a classic in Malayalam cinema, celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2014.[1]

Films

Year Title Director Notes Ref.
1964 Bhargavi Nilayam A. Vincent Based on the short story "Neelavelicham" [1]
1968 Yakshi K. S. Sethumadhavan Adapted from the novel Yakshi
1970 Moodalmanju Sudin Menon
1976 Yakshagaanam Sheela
Vanadevatha Yusufali Kechery
1978 Vayanadan Thamban A. Vincent
Lisa Baby
1979 Kalliyankattu Neeli M. Krishnan Nair
1980 Sakthi Vijay Anand
1981 Aarathi P. Chandrakumar
Karimpoocha Baby
1984 Manasariyathe Soman Ambatt
Sreekrishna Parunthu A. Vincent
Rakshassu Hassan
1985 Pacha Velicham M. Mani
1986 Viswasichalum Illenkilum Alleppey Ashraf
1987 Veendum Lisa Baby Sequel to Lisa
1989 Adharvam Dennis Joseph
1989 Kalpana House P. Chandrakumar
1990 Brahma Rakshass Vijayan Karote
Nidrayil Oru Rathri Asha Khan
1992 Aayushkalam Kamal
1993 Manichitrathazhu Fazil [2]
1998 Mayilpeelikkavu Anil Kumar
Ennu Swantham Janakikutty Hariharan
1999 Aakasha Ganga Vinayan
2000 Devadoothan Sibi Malayil
Summer Palace G. Murali
Indriyam George Kithu
2001 Megha Sandesham Rajasenan
Bhadra Mummy Century
2002 Ee Bhargavi Nilayam Benny P. Thomas [3]
Pakalppooram Anil Kumar [4]
2003 Soudamini P. Gopikumar
2004 Agninakshathram Karim [5]
Aparichithan Sanjeev Sivan [6]
Vellinakshatram Vinayan [7]
Vismayathumbathu Fazil [8]
2005 Anandabhadram Santosh Sivan [9]
2006 Thanthra K. J. Bose [10]
Moonnamathoral V. K. Prakash First Malayalam digital movie [11]
2007 Soorya Kireedam George Kithu [12]
2009 Winter Deepu Karunakaran [13]
Kana Kanmani Akku Akbar [14]
Mrityunjayam Uday Ananthan Fourth segment in Kerala Cafe [15]
Chemistry Viji Thampi [16]
2010 Drona 2010 Shaji Kailas [17]
In Ghost House Inn Lal Sequel to 2 Harihar Nagar [18]
Yakshiyum Njanum Vinayan [19]
2011 Maniac Syed Usman
2012 Manthrikan Anil Kumar [20]
Yakshi – Faithfully Yours Abhiram Suresh Unnithan [21]
2013 Dracula 2012 Vinayan [22]
Akam Shalini Usha Nair Adapted from the novel Yakshi
One Parthan Mohan
Geethaanjali Priyadarshan Spin-off to Manichitrathazhu [23]
Ms Lekha Tharoor Kaanunnathu Shajiyem [24]
Red Rain Rahul Sadasivan [25]
2014 Raktharakshassu 3D R Factor [26]
Mithram Jespal Shanmugham [27]
2015 Adi Kapyare Kootamani John Varghese [28]
2016 Ghost Villa Mahesh Keshav [29]
Pretham Ranjith Sankar [30]
168 Hours K. G. Vijayakumar [31]
Aadupuliyattam Kannan Thamarakkulam [28]
Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya Sajan K Mathew [30]
2017 Ezra Jay K [32]
E Kuku Surendran [33]
2018 Neeli Althaf Rahman [34]
Pretham 2 Ranjith Sankar Sequel to 2016 film Pretham
Kinavalli Sugeeth
2019 Nine Junues Muhammad
Aakasha Ganga 2 Vinayan
2021 Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi Sooraj Tom
The Priest Jofin Chacko [35][36]
Cold Case Tanu Balak
Chathur Mukham Ranjeet Kamala First techno-horror film in Malayalam
Ghost In Bethlaham T. S Arun [37]
2022 Vazhiye Nirmal Baby Varghese First found footage film in Malayalam

Indian film debut of Hollywood music director Evan Evans

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See also

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