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HBO Asia will launch its first horror anthology series, Folklore, in October 2018 month, with six episodes centred on a range of supernatural forces and deeply rooted myths espoused across the continent.

Folklore Mongdal Still HBO Asia 6 Sept 2018Each episode was filmed in a different country – Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – and helmed by a different Asian director. The language local to each country was also adopted for each of the parts.

“Folklore seeks to modernise or update Asian horror, showcasing the brand of horror that each country is characteristic of and exploring societal dysfunctions in a manner that is specific to the country but possessing themes that will resonate across the continent,” the broadcast network said.

Produced and created by Singaporean film maker, Eric Khoo, the HBO Asia Original series features an ensemble cast from across Asia. The stars include Japanese actor Kazuki Kitamura (Godzilla: Final Wars, Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2), Malaysian actor, Bront Palarae (HBO Asia’s Halfworlds Seasons 1 & 2, Satan’s Slave) and Korean actress, Lee Chae-Yeon (Running Man, Please Find Her, Blow Breeze).

The six directors involved in Folklore are Joko Anwar (HBO Asia’s Halfworlds, Satan’s Slave) from Indonesia, Takumi Saitoh (Blank 13, Ramen Teh) from Japan, Lee Sang-Woo (Barbie, Fire In Hell, Dirty Romance) from Korea, Ho Yuhang (Rain Dogs, Mrs K) from Malaysia, Eric Khoo (Ramen Teh, 12 Storeys) from Singapore and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Samui Song, Last Life in the Universe) from Thailand.

Beginning on Sunday 7 October, a new episode will be released each Sunday, on HBO Asia. The series will also be available for streaming on HBO Go and HBO On Demand.