Back in 2018, Netflix gave us Lust Stories which kicked up a storm in the indian film industry. We got to see a progressive side of the rather prudish Indian film industry talk about the enigmatic female sexuality. This year, we have 4 illustrious directors coming back after Lust Stories and Bombay Talkies – Ghost Stories.
Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee have directed the four different parts of the anthology horror series, co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua under their production banner RSVP Movies and Flying Unicorn Entertainment respectively. The trailer also reveals a talented ensemble of stars for the series – with some exceptionally talented actors including Mrunal Thakur, Avinash Tiwary, Janhvi Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vijay Varma and Pavail Gulati. The two minute trailer takes us through bits of the four stories. From the imperceptible grandma to the chicken cutting, the directors influence is also quite visible in each of the snippet. In the trailer, we are taken through the stories of four female protagonists in their own houses, albeit haunted ones. From the ghost of a grandmother to other strange poltergeists, we have a bunch of scary antagonists in these films.
Rest assured, this does not seem like your run of the mill jump scarer that relies on surprise antics to scare you. With all the theatrics and poise of cult classics, the roster of immense talents behind these short stories have managed to create what seems to be an exciting proposition to the Indian horror.
Watch the trailer here –