As with many horror movies, the trailer for the upcoming Hindi film The Past opens with the claim “Based on a a true incident.” Creaky noises, rocking chairs and flickering lights fill up much of the two-minute trailer.

Directed by Gagan Puri, The Past centres on Simran (Vedita Pratap Singh), a novelist who goes to her ancestral bungalow along with her sister to find some peace and quiet. But things go awry when an evil spirit haunts Simran with past secrets.

Also starring Yuvraaj Parashar, Rajesh Sharma and Sonia Albizuri, The Past will be released on May 11.

The Past (2018).