Ghosts behind bars

movie & TV July 12, 2018 11:51

By The Nation

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Netflix has announced that it will launch “Ghoul”, its first Indian original horror series, on August 24.

All three episodes will be available at the same time to more than 125 million Netflix members in 190 countries, including India. 

“Ghoul”, produced in partnership with Phantom Films, Ivanhoe and Blumhouse, stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul and marks Netflix’s first venture into the horror genre in India.

“‘Ghoul’ is a thrilling horror series, both frightening and insightful. Its high production value, a chilling performance from Radhika Apte, and quality writing are sure to scare Indian and global audiences alike,” says Simran Sethi, director of International Originals.

“It has been a great experience working closely with Netflix and our partners at Phantom and Ivanhoe to produce “Ghoul”. This is Blumhouse’s first foray into the horror genre in India and we’re excited to share this project with horror enthusiasts around the world,” says Jason Blum from Blumhouse,

Vikramaditya Motwane, Phantom Films, adds that ““Ghoul” is a first in class, edge-of-your-seat horror series and we are incredibly proud of it. This is our second collaboration with Netflix (after ‘Sacred Games’) and yet another strong example of commitment towards high quality content. We are extremely proud of ‘Ghoul’ and cannot wait for audiences around the world to experience an elevated horror narrative from India.”

Kilian Kerwin, Ivanhoe Pictures, adds: “‘Ghoul’ is a collaborative effort to tell a story that is rooted in India, in a manner that will appeal to audiences around the world. Our goal is to create incredible entertainment that speaks to audiences from diverse cultures, and we’re very proud of this series, which is sure to be a must-watch in the horror genre globally.”

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 centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets.

Based on Arabic folklore, “Ghoul” is set at a covert detention centre at which military officials question and often torture suspected terrorists. Nida (Rathika Apte), a newly minted interrogator who turned in her own father as an anti-government activist, arrives at the centre to discover that some of these terrorists are not of this world, and she must fight for not just the truth behind the military's hyper-nationalist goals, but for her survival in the face of demons, both human and not.