Catch creepy tales from the region

(From far left) Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang; Japanese actor Kazuki Kitamura; HBO Asia's senior vice-president in charge of original production, Ms Jessica Kam-Engle; and South Korean actress Lee Chae-yeon and director Lee Sang-woo.
(From far left) Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang; Japanese actor Kazuki Kitamura; HBO Asia's senior vice-president in charge of original production, Ms Jessica Kam-Engle; and South Korean actress Lee Chae-yeon and director Lee Sang-woo.ST PHOTO: SYAZA NISRINA

HBO Asia's horror anthology Folklore will feature myths from countries such as Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia

In Korea, there is a folk belief that men who die without marrying come back as angry ghosts.

These bachelor spirits, called mongdal, popped into the head of South Korean film-maker Lee Sangwoo when he was invited to create an episode for HBO Asia's horror anthology Folklore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2018, with the headline 'Catch creepy tales from the region'. Print Edition | Subscribe