Panel Discussion “A Fear of Monsters: Folklore and Horror in Cinema” to Take Place in Singapore

Four of the most renowned genre filmmakers in the Southeast Asian region – Eric Khoo from Singapore, Joko Anwar from Indonesia, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang from Thailand, and Ho Yuhang from Malaysia – come together in this session to discuss the creation and their involvement in the HBO Asia series “Folklore“. How does folklore inspire and inform horror in each of the directors’ works? What are the research processes and responsibilities of representing their cultures in an internationalised genre film market?


A Fear of Monsters: Folklore and Horror in Cinema

9 June 2019

3 – 4.30pm

Oldham Theatre. Free admission with registration


Eric Khoo (Singapore), director of “Folklore: Nobody“

Joko Anwar (Indonesia), director of “Folklore: A Mother’s Love“

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Thailand), director of “Folklore: Pob“

Ho Yuhang (Malaysia), director of “Folklore: Toyol“


Wardah Mohammad, Management Assistant Officer (Outreach) at Nus Museum

Wardah Mohamad (b. 1991) graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. Since then
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