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Erik Matti to feature Filipino horror in HBO’s ‘Folklore’

By Christian Imperio Published Dec 01, 2020 11:12 pm

Acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti is set to direct an episode of HBO Asia’s original horror anthology series Folklore.

In a statement, WarnerMedia said that the Seklusyon and Kuwaresma director is among the Asian filmmakers who will be directing an episode of Folklore’s upcoming second season. This time around, the series will highlight stories from seven Asian territories including Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Directed by award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, the second season of Folklore will "ramp up the fear factor as it examines the human condition when exposed to supernatural powers in a mind-bending race against oneself, each story bringing a different take and perspective.”

“The horror genre has always worked well in Asia. Following the success of the first season of Folklore, WarnerMedia has green lit the second season of the award-winning series, expanding the anthology series to more Asian countries,” said Magdalene Ew, Head of Entertainment, WarnerMedia India, Southeast Asia and Korea. “Folklore Season 2 will feature a mix of established and up-and-coming auteurs, each with distinct sensibilities, including two female directors from the region.”

Production of the seven-part horror anthology will begin next year and will premiere later in 2021 on HBO GO and HBO. The six-part first season of Folklore, which features local superstitions and myths from six different countries in Asia, is now streaming on HBO GO.