The final episode of HBO Asia’s horror anthology original series, Folklore, will premiere this Sunday, 11 November, at 10 p.m. exclusively on HBO GO and HBO.
Starring Lee Chae-Yeon, the Korean episode, “Folklore: Mongdal,” is about a bachelor ghost known as Mongdal. A mother tries to appease the moods and demands of her borderline psychopathic son. When things take a tragic turn, his mother will stop at nothing to make her son happy even if it means finding a bride to join him in the afterlife.
Folklore is HBO Asia’s very first horror anthology original series, a six-episode, hour-long horror series that takes place across six Asian countries — Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand — with each episode based on each country’s deeply-rooted myths and folklore, featuring supernatural beings and occult beliefs. Helmed by different directors from various countries in Asia, each episode was filmed in the local language of the country that the episode is based in.
The anthology seeks to modernize or update Asian horror, showcasing the brand of horror that each country is characteristic of and exploring societal dysfunctions in a manner that is specific to the country but possessing themes that will resonate across the continent. The sereis premiered on 7 October.
“Folklore: Mongdal” is directed by Lee Sang Woo and also stars Jeong Yun Seok.