Warning: HBO’s New Horror Anthology Is Not for the Faint of Heart
September 24, 2018 04:08 PM
Horror movie fans will love HBO Asia’s newest – and first ever – horror anthology, premiering this October.
Entitled “Folklore”, this spooktacular series spans 6 episodes, filmed in 6 different countries, by 6 different directors, and will run for 6 Sundays starting October 7.
All from the home of the most terrifying horror movies - Asia, the anthology includes the brilliant works of Joko Anwar from Indonesia, Takumi Saitoh from Japan, Lee Sang-Woo from South Korea, Ho Yuhang from Malaysia, Eric Khoo from Singapore, and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang from Thailand.
Each episode’s horror story will stem from each country’s deeply-rooted superstitions and myths, in a bid to modernize and update Asian horror. They’ll be exploring the societal dysfunctions in a manner specific to these respective countries, while still possessing widely relatable themes. Furthermore, each episode will be aired in each country’s local language (with English subtitles), making them even more culturally immersive and authentic.
Here’s what to expect in every episode:
A Mother’s Love – IndonesiaOctober 7 | 10PM
A single mother and her young son discover a group of dirty and underfed children living in a mansion’s attic. Upon saving them and returning them to their families, she has unknowingly snatched these children from their adopted mother – Wewe Gombel – and must now beware her vengeful wrath.
Tatami – JapanOctober 14 | 10PM
A murder scene writer returns home to attend his father’s funeral and begins to experience constant flashbacks of his childhood. He then discovers a secret door in the house that leads to a room that hides a horrifying secret from his family’s past.
Nobody - SingaporeOctober 21 | 10PM
A Pontianak, the vengeful spirit of a woman who died during childbirth, is awakened when a foreman and a construction worker attempt to bury the body of a dead girl instead of burning her. A series of unfortunate events begin to occur at the construction site.
POB – ThailandOctober 28 | 10PM
A journalist meets with Pob, a Thai ghost, who confesses to a murder. Finally finding an outlet for complaint, Pob explains how the murder happened and requests for his story to be published. However, the journalist declines and the two make a deal of a lifetime.
Toyol – MalaysiaNovember 4 | 10PM
A Member of Parliament (MP) of a fishing town turns to a mysterious woman who possesses shamanistic powers in order to salvage his town’s dire economic situation. She fixes all his problems and the two soon become lovers. However, the woman has a dark secret that threatens to destroy his life
Mongdal – KoreaNovember 11 | 10PM
A mother tries to appease the moods and demands of her borderline psychopathic son. When a new girl comes to town, her son falls quickly and deeply for the new girl and is determined to win her over possibly even against her will. When things take a tragic turn, his mother will stop at nothing to make her son happy even if it means finding a bride to join him in the afterlife.
Be the first to see “Folklore” as it premieres on October 7, 10:00PM on HBO, and enjoy new horrific thrills every Sunday night. Stream it on any device, in broad daylight or under dimmed lights, with HBO GO.
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WHERE TO WATCH
- SD 54 | HD 168 - Metro Manila, Camanava/Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan
- SD CH 402 | HD 710 - Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Gensan
SKYdirect: HD 22
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