HBO announces Asian horror anthology series Folklore

The six-part series premieres on Friday, February 1st

Folklore, HBO Asia, Horror, Anthology, 2019

HBO is capitalizing on the latest horror wave by bringing one of its spooky foreign series to the States. Starting next month, the network will begin airing Folklore, their six-part hour-long anthology series that aired back in October via HBO Asia.

Set across multiple Asian countries, including Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, each of the six episodes is based on the country’s respective superstitions and myths and uses its local language.

The six directors helming the episodes include Indonesia’s Joko Anwar, Japan’s Takumi Saitoh, Korea’s Lee Sang-Woo, Malaysia’s Ho Yuhang, Singapore’s Eric Khoo, and Thailand’s Pen-Ek Ratanaruang.

Watch a trailer for the series below and catch its premiere on Friday, February 1st.

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