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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

Oct 17, 2019

Ever wonder what's scarier than a black site detention center in a fascist dictatorship? Try an Islamic ghoul bent on exposing the guilt and shame of the interrogators. This week, Marcus and Melissa geek out about George Orwell and Patrick Graham's "Ghoul," a dystopian horror that's light on gore and deep on psychological unease. The also both miss Jon Stewart and wonder how Dana Scully would fare in a dictatorship.

Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3 (Marcus) / 3 (Melissa). Quality: 4/4. Did my future wife watch this movie? No. Does it pass the Bechdel Test? Yes.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

Subversive, Artistic and Rooted: The New Hindi Horror Film, by Sankhayan Ghosh and Gayle Sequeira in Film Companion

'Ghoul' Director Patrick Graham: 'I wanted to bring a new, old legend to the forefront,' by Udita Jhunjhunwala in

13 quotes from George Orwell's 1984 that resonate more than ever, by Joel Willans in Ink Tank

Jon Stewart: 'I'm doing a movie about torture - I'm not being tortured,' by Paul MacInnes in The Guardian