HBO horror anthology show Folklore to premiere in February
EW can exclusively reveal that a new horror anthology show called Folklore will premiere Feb. 1 on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. Folklore is a six-episode, hour-long series that takes place across six Asian countries — Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
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.
Watch the trailer for Folklore above.