HBO® Asia’s Original Horror Anthology Series “FOLKLORE” Premieres Today, Feb. 1
February 1, 2019
FOLKLORE, HBO® Asia’s first original horror anthology series, premieres today, FRIDAY, FEB. 1 on HBO NOW®, HBO GO®, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. The series is the latest programming made available to U.S. subscribers from HBO’s international partners, and joins MISS SHERLOCK from Japan, GOLDEN LIFE from Hungary and THE SILENT VALLEY from Romania, which were already available to stream.
FOLKLORE is a six-episode, hour-long series that takes place in six Asian countries: Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Based on a country’s deeply-rooted myths and folklore, featuring supernatural beings and occult beliefs, each episode is helmed by a director from that country and filmed locally in its primary language.
The series seeks to modernize Asian horror, showcasing different brands of horror and exploring societal dysfunctions in a manner that is specific to each of the countries, but possessing themes that resonate around the world.
A single mother and her young son discover a group of dirty, underfed children living in the attic of a mansion. In saving them and returning them to their families, she has unknowingly snatched these children from their adoptive mother — Wewe Gombel — and must now beware her vengeful wrath.
A crime 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, which leads to a room that hides a horrifying secret from his family’s past.