Ghoul Review: Humans Are the Real Monsters in Netflix’s Horror Mini Series

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Ghoul Review: Humans Are the Real Monsters in Netflix’s Horror Mini Series

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t first pass, the all-out inventiveness of Patrick Graham’s Ghoul, Netflix’s first Indian horror mini-series, seems almost expected. It’s co-produced by Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Split, Oculus, Paranormal Activity), a studio that has reinvigorated the horror genre in the last decade. The other production house is Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Productions, fresh off the afterglow of Sacred Games, Netflix’s explosive first original Indian series. The two Indian directors have also gone on record to lament how underserved the horror genre is in India. Last but not the least, it’s headlined by Radhika Apte, who has previously dabbled in horror with Ahalya and Phobia.

But just believing that would be undermining one of the most ambitious Indian horror premises in a long time. Ghoul’s biggest strength remains that it manages to pleasantly surprise – especially during its subversive climax.

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