ASIA ORIGINAL: Folklore
Folklore: Toyol
Folklore: Toyol

This HBO Asia Original horror anthology series features the deeply-rooted superstitions and myths across six Asian countries, including Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. In the fifth of six episodes in the series from Malaysia directed by Ho Yuhang, is about the 'Toyol', commonplace in Malay folklore. A Member of Parliament of a fishing town turns to a mysterious woman who possesses shamanistic powers in order to salvage his town’s dire economic situation. She fixes all his problems and the two soon become lovers. However, the woman has a dark secret that threatens to destroy his life. This episode was selected for the international film festival, Fantastic Fest.


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