Since the end of supernatural drama Hemlock Grove in 2015, Netflix has been stingy with its horror series. That's about to change with the imminent arrival of a short terror series all the way from India. Boosted by the critical acclaim for its first Indian fiction series, Sacred Games, launched on July 6, the streaming platform will continue its work set on the sub-continent with Ghoul, which looks promising and already pretty terrifying just on paper.
With just three episodes (whose length hasn't yet been announced), Ghoul focuses on Nida Rahim, a newly hired interrogator who betrays her own father, an activist who opposes the government, to the authorities. She arrives at a secret detention center to question terrorists, but quickly realizes that some of them aren't really from this world. The plot degenerates into an oppressive race for survival as Nida finds herself trapped.
Ghoul is co-produced by Phantom Films, the company behind Sacred Games, and Blumhouse Productions, responsible for some of the biggest horror film box office successes, including Get Out and the American Nightmare and Insidious franchises. It goes without saying that we can't wait for August 24, the launch date set for the first Netflix horror series made in India.