Everybody take a moment to rejoice because a truly unique horror anthology series will be crossing oceans to premiere on HBO February 1st. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Folklore originally aired on HBO Asia back in October and will be well on its way to spooking the entire globe next month when it hits HBO, HBO OnDemand, HBO Now and HBO Go.

The six part series will be released for horror fiends to devour in hour long installments, featuring tales from Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. This particular horror anthology series has a fascinating twist but in many ways also follows the blueprint of those who came before it. Like V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, Folklore will tell each of the six countries’ tales from the eyes of a different director. Bringing their creative eyes to the table for each episode is Takumi Saitoh, Lee Sang-Woo ( Dirty Romance), Joko Anwar (Satan’s Slaves), Ho Yuhang (Rain Dogs), Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Last Life in the Universe), and Eric Khoo (12 Storeys)

 

 

What is unique about Folklore is the fact that each hour long tale will be told in the country’s respective language and will revolve around a particular legend or superstition specific to that country. This series is going to bring the spooky factor for sure, but it is also going to be informative, with an opportunity to expose some creepy mythology from western culture to an entirely new, and eager, audience.

During the dark and long Winter months, it truly is necessary to find some quality horror to fill the void left by Halloween. HBO’s Folklore is certain to do the trick for all those who like their scary with variety and a side of culture. Are you excited to finally sink your teeth into HBO’s Folklore? Let us know on Twitter, in the official NOFS Subreddit, and on Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club!

 

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