Netflix is hitting the ball out of the park with its original content in India. It has already presented two acquired movies, Love Per Square Foot and Lust Stories, which were successful upon their release. The first original Netflix series, Sacred Games, debuted to rave reviews on July 6. Now, the streaming giant has released the trailer of their next Indian venture – a horror series. Titled, Ghoul, the series stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul in lead roles.
Ghoul will only be a three-part series, that will narrate the story of an interrogating officer who encounters someone not from this mortal world on her latest case. The first trailer, in all honesty, is low on the chills but sets up the interesting premise very well. But despite there only being one out-and-out horror scene in the trailer, you can expect Ghoul to be an excellent experience. Since it has been produced by Blumhouse, the production house famous for giving the world movies like Paranormal Activity, Get Out, Insidious.
The trailer begins by introducing us to Manav Kaul, the commanding officer, who congratulates, Radhika Apte, for her civil services, which also resulted in her incriminating her own father. At a remote facility, she is given the task of interrogating another criminal. But there is more in store for everyone at the base than they bargained for. As per the official plot summary, “the prisoner arrives at a remote military interrogation centre, and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets.” In the end, there is a shot of Radhika being attacked by a ghoulish figure.
All three episodes will be available at the same time to over 125 million Netflix members in 190 countries, including India on August 24. Co-producer Vikramaditya Motwane, Phantom Films, has said, “Ghoul is a first in class, edge-of-your-seat horror series – that we are incredibly proud of. 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.”