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Thai ghost makes a pact with a journalist in HBO's 'Folklore'

October 26, 2018 AT 11:04 AM

HBO’s “Folklore” gives a modern interpretation to the story of a Thai ghost, as it forges a deal with a journalist this Sunday on “Pob,” the fourth installment of the horror anthology. (Oct. 28).


Directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, who is an important figure in the Thai film industry with his films recognized in the Oscar’s Foreign Language Film category. The episode follows the life of Manop, a struggling journalist who is on the hunt for the mysterious killer of Paul Conrad, an American CEO, found dead in his home.


As he starts his investigation, he meets a Pob, who admits that he killed the businessman. The Pob, then, tells him why he killed the man and makes a deal with the journalist to publish his story.


Will he grant the Pob his request? And if not, what will be the consequences of his refusal?


HBO Asia's “Folklore” draws on the local myths from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. It initially aired the Indonesian movie, “A Mother’s Love. Following “Pob” are tales from Malaysia (“Toyol”), and Korea (“Mongdal”).


Episodes are helmed by different directors from various Asian countries, and are filmed in the local language of the country that the episode is based in. 


Watch Folklore this October 28 , 10PM on HBO Ch. 54 SD/Ch. 168 HD (For Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Lipa-Batangas) or on Ch. 402 SD/710 HD (For Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo). SKYdirect subscribers can watch on Ch. 22 HD. It is also available for streaming on HBO GO which is exclusively available to SKY subscribers. To subscribe, call 418-0000 or your local SKY office or visit


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