Ghoul (2018) - Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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In a totalitarian near-future India, a mysterious prisoner is sent to a remote military interrogation center where he turns the tables on his captors by exposing their most shameful secrets and unleashing a demon from Arabic folklore.

IMDB: 7.1
Stars: Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul
Length: 45 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 102 out of 399 found boring (25.56%)

One-line Reviews (216)

Please don't waste your precious time, not even close to old TV horror serials, quality of series is going down, and what's with Netfl!

Propaganda jhuul .

Most of all, disliked the propaganda shoved in the face that all militants are wrongfully detained and persecuted and, pro-nationalism leads to psychotic behavior.

I Can highly recommend it.

Radhika apte and other lead were very good in this series , gripping as well .

Story is confusing.

Could have been a normal horror mini series, but Patrick Grahams managed to bring it out as a well constructed and keeping you on the edge of the seat series!

If the hidden propaganda wouldn't be there, i would surely give it a 10/10.

Unexpected Netflix Production.

Wasn't expecting anything at all, but it was engaging and slightly scary in places

They were more interested in setting up the propaganda defaming current ruling party in India.

Enjoyable horror 7-8 .

Don't waste your time .

I do accept that there are some moments of very sharp chilling horror sequence, but then why waste 2:30 hrs of your life when you do a dope instead!!

Ghoul had me on the edge of my seat just anticipating on what would come next.

Propaganda series of non Indian director & story writer .

Waste of time .

Dont waste you time watching this crap.

Leftist propaganda trash .

All the 3 episodes are heart-pounding and thrilling .

The first episode is completely useless, and pointless, there is no any character development and the whole runtime is just boring.

This is just stupid and boring.

Absolutely breathtaking series well directed and acted ...

It's all just well put together and therefore, engrossing right throughout.

Don't waste your time.

In the name of creative freedom Anurag Kashyap has unleashed an anti army and anti govt propaganda in the coumafluage of a horror flick which will be too obvious to a neutral audience.

A hateful propaganda against current regime.

So bored!.

The term propaganda is rampantly used for this show, I did not consider it propaganda it is set in a different time and the setting reflects a sectarian divide, it is fiction, it would have been propaganda if the show tried to impose certain beliefs on you.

its very very BORING....

a political propaganda in form of horror-doesn't worth the time .

Thrilling show with a twist .

Its stuck between horror and religious fights and patriotism.. is this a propaganda?

This tv series is all about typical leftist propaganda.

I had high hopes from GHOUL based on the trailer and the absolutely stunning SACRED GAMES which preceded this.

First 2 episodes they tried to build some tension turned out to be boring.

Waste of time .

This tv series was unexpected.

Propaganda - what the heck is this religious persecution theme?

On top of that if you can tolerate constant propaganda, no story and dull horror element, this is for you.

The background score is however enjoyable.

Entertaining and revealing religious extremism .

If you want a good horror show you can do it being just a good story,why always everything in Netflix India have to be religiously Horrific,just try to be liberal,you don't have to always follow a particular political views,in Sacred Games it was done good, now it feels like some propaganda behind it.

Started watching with lot of interest initially but then it manifested into a poor propaganda film.

High on Anti-Hindu Propaganda, low on story telling skills .

Political propaganda .

Thrilling ride .

10/10 Casting, Production value & Direction Originality 6/10 Highly enjoyable A thrilling horror series with a very competent English language dubbing on top.

A thrilling and engaging series with not so much horror.

Don't waste your time.

So sad to see this twisted sense of reality and to know Netflix produces such low level propaganda.

Testing: How much bare face Left Propaganda can they put until its caught .

It comes more like political propaganda rather than a good horror she was very much disappointed with blumhouse as I have seen their movies before which are very entertaining and horror.

The 3 part miniseries started off bit slow for few moments as it focuses on character development but quickly picks up pace afterwards, tension up rises with each & every scene and covers all the action happens in the Detention Center "Meghdoot 31"The story line is gripping, CGI is on point, and the right amount of gore/violence makes it terrifically satisfying.

I would say it's a failed Propaganda .

Only propaganda and no horror, wasted my time.

Second episods was just meh and by the end of the third episode i found myself as a donkey in front of the screen who had been lured into this decoy of a propaganda which was being conveyed as a series.

Okeyish on Narrative,High on Propaganda.

In conclusion, not a single moment was there, where I got bored, not a single!

Propaganda .

A whole series about propaganda which is plotted by someone who is obviously biased against the current govt.

Save yourself from the boredom and fake propaganda .

just watched two episodes it was so boring

The leftist propaganda and unnecessary preachy tone left a bad taste in the mouth.

S - After reading certain reviews, I realized that people are making it some kind of religious propaganda spitting plot.

It's a stupid propaganda to further rift the already divided Indians to suit their needs specially when elections coming close.

Good engaging story-line.....

some might find propaganda here because of present governments Islamophobic.

Ending is very confusing.. How can there be 2 Nida's alive..?? One should be ghoul and other should be dead.. Which wasn't the case.. Seems like director wanted to turn his nighmares into a story..

This is the third TV series showing totally unnecessary propaganda after the like of Sacred Games.

So it was even more intriguing for me.

a propaganda for 2019 elections in india.

They charge us so much and then they come up with this kind of Anti-Indian propaganda show.

This is series is now just a left driven propaganda.

Good acting but the intent is clear I must say wrong propaganda .

Leftist Propaganda .

Propaganda let me down.

Worth the Watch .

Well done and entertaining.

Religion and propaganda are not the main thing in this show everybody should just watch it and stop complaining.

The story is so predictable that it makes even Zee Horror Show a worthy watch.

Lastly, for a production that attempts at tugging human values of freedom for its emotional quotient, its characters are formulaic and detached.

Its more of an unnecessary political propaganda.

Brave New World -- 1984 -- Fahrenheit 451 --Ghoul -- slow death of democracy around the world.

Merely propaganda .

Unnecessary propaganda .

Useless and Waste of time .

Though the story-line was good (but somewhat predictable), the directors made little justice to the building anticipation and suspense regarding the show.

Also its dragged two long,could have been ended in two episodes only.

and not because of propaganda .

If you managed to to watch it after a cliche filled first episode you might like something about it.


Leftist propaganda film.

Boring Political Propaganda .

Waste of time.

Great direction but unmature propaganda

It's quite gripping as a ficitonal story and the script is fantasticHope season 2 is made and it picks up from where this ends

It looks like the only way for netflix and its creators to make anything popular in India is by adding religious theme towards it and adding their own propaganda to mix in the message by forcing their political opinion down our throats.

Loved the element of horror, but the religious and political propaganda at the end killed everything.

Poor acting, maybe propaganda, extremely predictable thrills and ending.

Total waste of time and money by Netflix!

It hyped it up to be more intense than it was, which leads me to...

Propaganda morphed as Horror Movie .

Starts off slow and picks up the pace and a unexpected speed.

Propaganda .

The show is heavily biased with propaganda.

So don't waste your time, it will bore you to death.

Worth the watch!.

Okeyish..Movie is not something which one has not seen so far,but what really grinds my gears is an attempt to plug in propaganda in the name of narrative which is not subtle.

This had me on the edge of my seat as it was an excellent show.

Expect the unexpected .

Unexpected things going on there ..! Thriller .. and of course horror which is much better than these day's horror movies ....!!And the fact that its only 3 episodes it means the show moves fast in a way that would delivers so much joy Overall .. Great show loved it soooo much ....!!

The atmosphere is dark, tense and suspenseful.

Such a non-sense, a big flop and some sort of propaganda...

Religious bashing and propaganda was unnecessary for this unoriginal average "horror" show .

Storyline is boring.

Boring .

Don't waste your time on this piece of garbage - it is pure leftist propaganda.

A truly excellent, suspenseful horror series.

Worth watching....

The story falls flat on the face after the first episode trying to justify its propaganda.

The setting Indian and the change of religions is something new for western audiences, but it still has bad acting, boring sequences and a story full of cliches like the English language productions of its type.

Just plain dull!

This is just boring and not worth watching at all.

Just like one would expect from a british director the whole series is filled with rampant hinduphobia and disturbing propaganda narratives.

An above average series filled with,Terrorism and Religious Propaganda.

Propaganda movie with no horror element and no light .

Quality of dialogue costume and location was amazing and the suspense created in every episode was mind blowing.

Propaganda TV series in the name of alleged horror .

I had some genuine expectations from the show but it turns out to be one terrible propaganda driven mini series instead of content driven.

The characters seems way out of their roles and few scenes were quite plain and cliche...

This show is all about fake propaganda.

Now coming to the positives of the show, Radhika Apte has done a brilliant job, and the story is intriguing as well.

Don't bother with any of the good reviews, the show itself and any reviews which suggest it is a worthwhile watch is a propaganda.

Enjoyed it a lot.

In the name of horror u leftists n radical islamistgoons r spreading propaganda against Indian arm force.

If you want to watch some forced story line and over hyped cliched "propaganda" in the name of horror then this is your type of show.

Nice effort to push forward "Intolerant" India propaganda .

Radhike apte's performance was mind blowing.

Overrated and Full of Propaganda .

Power packed, thrilling and India's first on dystopian future.

Unnecessary propaganda and majority bashing .

Weigh in, and see which is the actual propaganda.

Propaganda, waste of time and aweful .

The story and acting is good but the unnecessary propaganda was not required.

Cheap, poor acting, propaganda driven .

Excellent series, to the point, Appreciable to make it as mini series otherwise this will strech and this will become boring as current series.

All the characters are filled with usual cliché and have no depth.

Why Netflix India so adamant in religious propaganda .

A movie with some hidden propaganda .

It's worth watching, great cinematography and VFX.

A gripping show with freighting scares, sensational acting and an intimidating atmosphere Ghoul is truly an unmissable show.

An Unexpected Gem of a Series .

Really bad Ekta kapoor on Netflix, usual propaganda and religious sentiments being spread, don't waste, 3 hrs of your life on this poorly made series

Unnecessary Propaganda .

Many integral portions which needed further more explanations was cut shorten,which i think would create some sort of confusion among general viewers.

Leftist propaganda series .

Wrong; Its horror is truly gripping and a favorite within the genre.

A big Yawn .

If we look only cinematic angle the story is very predictable, performance of lead actress average, suspense building is nothing exciting.

Even if you keep aside the propaganda being thrown in the series, you can't ignore the weak storyline and poor acting.

There's also some minor plotholes too, but I'm willing to overlook them for the series being novel and entertaining.

A series of confusion and murdering of officials ensues when a sect leader is brought in the detention centre for interrogation, because he has invoked a ghoul, who can take the form of any human being that he touches.

In short waste of time

The story is engaging and it shocks you and makes you grab a pillow more than a few times once the scene unveils.

Series is set in future but the current anti government propaganda is still there.

Just ok ok, Propaganda.

If you really believe this fictional show is propaganda so easily, then you might also believe that what the mainstream TV news is showing these days is legitimate & true.

When I say I watched I mean I started to get bored and skipped forward to see if anything interesting happened and then saw the ending.

Pathetic, Dull and Bore .

Propaganda .

Really nothing mutch to be enjoying, except of infested propaganda with special effects....


if you really like horror then dont waste your time here.

I expected alot but irs a propaganda nothing else..time waste

You will realize that it is a political Propaganda against India, Government of India, Hindus as well.

Entertaining, interesting political horror .

I'm glad I watched, it was enjoyable, more so than I expected it to be.

Scary, thrilling and best horror drama ever made in India .

It would still be okay if the story line was intact, here it just seems like the series was made to spread the propaganda and not for entertainment.

Very creepy and suspenseful.

Engaging , mysterious, thought provoking ...

Actually that's all this show has: PROPAGANDA.

Excellent Story , Mind blowing Acting .

Well conceived but full of hate and propaganda.

Propaganda driven, 'Purge' like narrative.

More of a propaganda for alt-left for next years elections .

Almost din't watch because of 1 star ratings, calling it a propaganda.

Stop bitching about propaganda .

Perfectly encapsulates the indian nationalism propaganda.

Propaganda piece for Indias radical left.

Useless propaganda by show creators .

Totally breathtaking, i like the way it direct and story telling.

Absolute waste of time.

Sheer leftist propaganda .

There was no proper storyline, the acting was good in parts, and there was a religious propaganda-laden background surrounding it.

Most importantly, it is fast-paced and psychologically thrilling which keeps you on the edge of your seat.

The Ghoul fails to give you chills of watching a Horror Movie.. The only thing it does is spread one sided Propaganda well layered into weak storyline.

It was an epic waste of time and my time would have been better utilized in watching a re - run of EQUILIBRIUM.

Its an excellent mini series, personally I think much better and more fast paced than Sacred Games.

Another Show With Propaganda Showing That Indian Solider(Hindu) Are Wrongly Treated Muslims Peoples And Treat All Them Like Terrorist.

Story, acting, screenplay: all looked hollow and contrived.

To summarize for you: Ghoul = false propaganda+not horror (looks like a child's play) + lazy story(certainly not gripping) + good performance from radhika apte + average visuals

There's an absence of that intense horror and that rapid chain of events that makes you more and more attached and pushes you to follow to the end.

Yeah they have pulled off an another quality show but what was the need of this propaganda.

For someone with casual interest wondering if this is worth watching - the answer is no.

Boring and no horror .

Overall Ghoul is quite a thrilling ride if you are okay with the blood and violence and of course the concept shown in this movie

It is intense in both horror elements as well as the political elements.

Something different & thrilling .

Worth watching, another good one from Netflix.

A thrilling horror and a horrifying thriller - dark, tense and totally engrossing .

Boring !.


First of all, horror genre is my personal least liked genre.. though i enjoyed a lot..and everything is very pacing & thriller also.. EDITING : any good movies or series should be very well edited.. it's one of them.. PERFORMANCE: radhika apte and other have given good performance..OVERALL : if u lile horror- thriller movies..then it's for u.. stay away from nagative reviews and also some religion contents..that dull the movie..and u will enjoy it very much.

"Ghoul" is a small horror series with a style of its own and a story that is so gripping that it keeps you at the edge of your seat.