pop culture imports september 6

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)

Like the start of every school season, September brings with it something old and something new for this week’s Pop Culture Imports. The acclaimed Brazilian crime drama City of God makes its way to streaming, while HBO premieres its first international TV series with a gender-bent take on Sherlock Holmes. Plus we have Netflix’s first Indian horror series co-produced by Blumhouse, a Luxembourgian rural thriller, and a sweeping Spanish historical drama series.

Get in subtitle lovers, we’re going streaming.

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ghoul trailer

Netflix’s first foray into Indian horror looks eerie as hell. The streaming service has been expanding its foreign-language catalogue exponentially, and its partnerships with Indian production companies have borne everything from charming romantic-comedies to anthology films to its buzzy thriller series, Sacred Games.

For Ghoul, Netflix’s first Indian horror series, the streaming giant has its most exciting partnership yet. Co-produced by Blumhouse, the illustrious studio behind Get Out and The Purges series, and celebrated Indian producer Anurag KashyapGhoul is a unique cross-cultural melting pot. And now the first Ghoul trailer has been released.

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ghoul

On the heels of its buzzy first Indian original series, Sacred Games, Netflix is taking its first dive into Indian horror with Ghoul, a series that will partner the streaming giant with Blumhouse for the first time. Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind acclaimed low-budget horror hits like Get Out and Split, has become the go-to studio for high-concept, low-budget horror. And now with Netflix quickly expanding its catalogue of foreign titles, Ghoul is an exciting new venture into Indian horror for both companies.

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