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HBO to Premiere Horror Anthology Series ‘Folklore’ Next Month

Jason McDonald

If you’re in the markets that get HBOAsia, you might be thinking that “Folklore” sounds rather familiar.  It should, because it premiered for you last year.  However, the horror anthology series will be joining the rest of the HBO family next month.

EW revealed that HBO is bringing their Asian-themed horror anthology series, “Folklore,” to HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO on demand.  There will be six hour-long episodes with each one focusing on a different Asian culture.  Here’s how EW describes it:

Each episode is based on the respective country’s myths and folklore, featuring supernatural beings and occult beliefs. Overseen by different directors, each story was also filmed in the local language of the country. Episodes include the Indonesia-set “A Mother’s Love” about a single mother and her young son who discover a group of dirty and underfed children living in a mansion’s attic and a tale from Malaysia called “Toyol” in which a Member of Parliament turns to a mysterious woman who possesses shamanistic powers in order to salvage his town’s dire economic situation.

Check out the trailer down below and keep an eye for “Folklore” when it premieres on February 1st.



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