Horror from India! And another Blumhouse production! Those guys are everywhere.
The three-part series, Ghoul, marks another joint venture between Netflix and producer Phantom Films whose first offering, crime series Sacred Games, launched last Friday. Vikramaditya Motwane, co-owner of Phantom Films, was quoted as saying, “We are extremely proud of ‘Ghoul’ – and cannot wait for audiences around the world to experience an elevated horror narrative from India.”
For Ghoul, Phantom Films has partnered with horror movie juggernaut, Blumhouse, as well as Ivanhoe Pictures for production. “‘Ghoul’ has been a collaborative effort to tell a story that is rooted in India, in a manner that will appeal to audiences around the world,” says Kilian Kerwin of Ivanhoe. “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.”
And, judging by the synopsis and posters I was able to ferret out, it’ll definitely be on my must-watch list. I’ve pulled this summary from Ivanhoe’s site:
Based on Arabic folklore. Set in a covert detention center where Nida, a newly minted interrogator who turned in her own father as an anti-government activist, arrives to discover that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world.
From what I can tell, Ghoul is helmed by writer/director Patrick Graham and this will be his first series as both writer and director. According to IMDB, there aren’t many projects under his belt, but with such experienced backers what could go wrong?
What do you think, Scariest Readers? Will you be bingeing Ghoul when it comes out in August?