Netflix’s upcoming Indian horror miniseries GHOUL has created a buzz among the streaming service users in India. After the successful premiere season of Sacred Games, Netflix is certainly up for good and interesting content to grab the attention of Indian viewers, who have been very selective in choosing the best streaming service providers among a few international and local players.
Update: The series is currently streaming on Netflix.
Starring Radhika Apte (“Sacred Games,” “Lust Stories”), the trailer of this horror series looks amazing and kind of gives us some hope that Indian viewers will finally see something original in the horror genre, where the story is based in India.
Also, Indian filmmakers have so far not made any good number of horror movies, leave aside any series. Most have been kind of tried and tested formulae of Hollywood horror movies, with literally no uniqueness attached to those, but clichés of the genre.
The miniseries GHOUL is directed by British writer/director Patrick Graham, who is based in Mumbai, India and this is going to be his major project.
As per the plot of the series, it follows a young female interrogator in a military detention center who is assigned to investigate the eerie behavior of a new prisoner. She soon finds out that some of the terrorists held inside the prison are not of this world, and then her survival in such a spooky atmosphere becomes a battle of life and death.
Apart from Apte; Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, and Mahesh Balraj appear in prominent roles in this horror-thriller series.
Watch the trailer for GHOUL
Bollywood actress Radhika Apte is setting a new benchmark with her performances and selection of projects. She has been amazing in Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games. This one is also going to be no different and we can hope for yet another great performance.
Another interesting aspect of this project is that it’s been produced by Indian as well as overseas companies, including the Phantom Films (co-founded by two prolific Indian filmmakers: Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane); Hollywood’s Blumhouse Productions, which has produced the likes of The Purge, Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister franchises; and Ivanhoe Pictures, which is into developing, producing, and acquiring film and television content for global viewers.
GHOUL has been produced as a film and then acquired by Netflix for distribution. This will now be aired as a three-part series. It is the first of three films in which the production houses have agreed in their partnership to create local language horror films.
Starring: Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Mahesh Balraj
Director: Patrick Graham
Netflix’s Promotional Note on GHOUL
From the makers of Insidious, Get Out and Udta Punjab – Ghoul is a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation center and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren’t?