30 Nov '17, 12pm

Eric Khoo helming HBO Asia horror anthology series

SINGAPORE - Folklore, a six-part anthology, is bringing horror with an Asian flavour to Singapore screens next year. It features spooky tales from Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand, and will air on HBO platforms including HBO GO and HBO On Demand. Singaporean film-maker Eric Khoo will direct an episode, and is also the series creator and showrunner. He says that his pitch to HBO Asia was to make a show "with all the famous ghouls from each country". "And please don't let it be in English, but have it in each country's mother tongue. The scares will be better. Culturally and aesthetically, it would also work much better," says Khoo, 52, whose past horror credits include 1995's Mee Pok Man. None of the stories will feature much gore, with the scares coming from mood and tone, he adds. Khoo spoke on Thursday (Nov 30), with three other Folklore director...

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