New HBO Asian Horror Series ‘Folklore’ Debuts

Mae Hamilton
Feb 01,2019
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'Folklore' features the work of six different directors from six different countries (HBO Asia)'Folklore' features the work of six different directors from six different countries (HBO Asia)

Fans of those creepy, Asian folktales that have spread across the internet like wildfire are in for a big treat.

HBO Asia’s first original horror anthology series “Folklore” premieres today, Feb. 1, on all HBO streaming platforms. The series will be composed of six one-hour long episodes and will feature stories from six countries: Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Each terrifying tale is based on each respective locale’s myths and legends and filmed by native directors in each country’s primary language.

The series promises explore a diverse variety of cultural perspectives on horror while still touching on themes that will universally resonate with (and unnerve) viewers. If anything, “Folklore” will bring a breath of fresh air to the tried and tired TV horror formula. Happy hauntings!