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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.

Jul 9, 2020

Haunted mansion? Check. Horrifying monster? Check. Spectacular soundtrack? Double check. This week, Marcus and Melissa dial back the clock to explore greed and ghoulish historical fantasy in India. Also, would you rather summon Bloody Mary or watch the tape from Ringu?

Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3. Quality: 4 (Marcus) / 4- (Melissa). Enjoyment: 4- (Marcus) / 4 (Melissa)

Articles mentioned in this episode:

"The Music of Tumbbad | Sohum Shah | Jesper Kyd | Aanand L Rai," by Eros Now on YouTube

"Fantastic Fest Interview: Tumbbad Brings Horror to India," by Richard Whittaker in The Austin Chronicle

"The Haunting, Genre-Bending Visions Of Tumbbad, And How It Came To Fruition," by Sankhayan Ghosh in Film Companion

"The music for ‘Tumbbad’ required a lot of experimentation, says composer Jesper Kyd," by Divya Kala Bhavani in The Hindu

"Real story of Tumbbad movie: Who is Hastar, the demon god, in Indian mythology?" in GQIndia

"What is the creation story in Hinduism?" in Patheos