Horror Anthology Series ‘Urban Horror’ Heads To Filmart With Screenworks Asia

Screenworks Asia, the production subsidiary of Taiwan’s Catchplay, has acquired international sales rights to the horror anthology series Urban Horror and will present the show at this week’s Filmart in Hong Kong.

Directed by Jun-Hong Li (Mom, Don’t Do That!), Bao-Zhong Chen, and Dan-Chi Huang, Urban Horror comprises 34 short episodes revolving around the mysterious, the unexplained, and the disturbed in six types of modern city scenes. Synopsis reads: In each episode, the audience will see a familiar face that could be an award-winning actor, a pop star, or an internet celebrity. They will discover the ultimate fear and thrill at places such as nightclubs, office buildings, and youth hostels, where you don’t see any ghosts, monsters, or supernatural powers.

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The series will feature Austin Lin (Marry My Dead Body) and Ann Hsu (The Victims’ Game) alongside Meng-Po Fu (Taiwan Crime Stories) and Esther Liu (Light the Night). The series had its world premiere at the Kaohsiung Film Festival last October.

Presented by KOKO Entertainment, HIM Inc., My Story Entertainment, and produced by COSPM Films, Urban Horror is distributed by Catchplay in Taiwan and Screenworks Asia overseas. Remake rights are also on the table.

Recent titles from Screenworks Asia include the crime series Not A Murder Story and the psychological thriller Lost in Perfection. Other titles include the family comedy The Making Of An Ordinary Woman II, the variety show Dee’s Talk, and the fantasy anthology Twisted Strings.

Filmart runs March 11 – 14.

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