The trailer for Netflix’s first Indian horror series, Ghoul, has finally reared its head—and it looks like a proper fright fest. The series is the latest in Netflix’s efforts to expand its Indian slate, following local originals Sacred Games and Layla M.
Jointly produced by Blumhouse, Phantom Films, and Ivanhoe, Ghoul is set in a covert detention center, where Nida, after turning in her father as an anti-government activist, is faced with the fatal realization that something wicked her way comes, when a group of terrorists is brought in to be detained. The series star Radhika Apte (Parched) and Manav Kaul (Tumhari Sulu).
Here’s the full synopsis.
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?
Sidebar: that sounds an awful lot like the premise of Dodo Dayao’s Violator, in which a purported drug-pushing scoundrel is brought in a damp precinct where it is revealed that he is, in fact, a spawn if not the Devil himself. I’ve written a piece on that film, which you can read by following this link. Back to Ghoul…
Along with the trailer, Netflix has also dropped a one-sheet key art for the series. Check it below.
Developed by Patrick Graham, the series is set to premiere on Netflix on August 24th—by which time, this live link will lead you directly to a Netflix title page where you can watch it.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.