Lore is an American horror anthology television series developed by the creator of the podcast of the same name, Aaron Mahnke, with Valhalla Entertainment and Propagate Content. The series airs through Amazon Prime Video and follows the podcast's anthology format with each episode featuring a new story. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to tell horror stories and their origins, and features Robert Patrick, Holland Roden, and Colm Feore. The series premiered on October 13, 2017.
|Narrated by||Aaron Mahnke (Season 1)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||12 (list of episodes)|
|Production locations||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Original network||Amazon Prime Video|
|Original release||October 13, 2017 –|
October 19, 2018
Cast and charactersEdit
- Aaron Mahnke as Narrator
- Robert Patrick as Reverend Eliakim Phelps (father of Austin Phelps)
- Holland Roden as Bridget Cleary
- Colm Feore as Dr. Walter Jackson Freeman II
- Kristin Bauer van Straten as Minnie Otto
- Cathal Pendred as Michael Cleary
- Campbell Scott as George Brown
- Adam Goldberg as Peter Stumpp
- John Byner as Patrick Boland
- Sandra Ellis Lafferty as Aunt Bridget
- Nadine Lewington as Johanna Kennedy Burke
- Kristen Cloke as Dr. Marjorie Freeman
Initial critical reception was mixed. As of August 15, 2019, Season 1 had earned an aggregate rating of 68% "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 25 critic ratings. Dread Central praised the series awarding it five out of five stars and saying "The only negative I can find is that there aren’t more episodes. It’s just that good." IGN gave it 9.0 and said " It is a wonderful piece of entertainment for horror fans and casual viewers alike to learn more about the monsters we thought we knew so well." Nerdist gave it 4 out of 5 burned heart burritos.
|1||6||October 13, 2017|
|2||6||October 19, 2018|
Season 1 (2017)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"They Made a Tonic"||Darnell Martin||Jeff Eckerle, Marilyn Osborn||October 13, 2017|
|Before we knew how disease spread, medicine was as much superstition as it was science. And in the small New England towns of the 1800s, there is a belief that consumption can only be stopped by making sure the dead are actually dead. This episode speculates that America invented the word Vampire and that Mercy Brown was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.|
|2||2||"Echoes"||Thomas J. Wright||Glen Morgan||October 13, 2017|
|Dr. Walter Freeman is the father of the ice pick lobotomy. He believes the ten-minute procedure will all but end the need for the mental hospital. He has the best of intentions but winds up creating an entirely new kind of horror story.|
|3||3||"Black Stockings"||Thomas J. Wright||David Chiu, Patrick Wall||October 13, 2017|
|In 19th century Ireland, folklore has a strong hold. Michael Cleary is convinced his wife, Bridget, has been replaced by a fairy called a changeling. And his belief drives him to the most extreme act.|
|4||4||"Passing Notes"||Nick Copus||Glen Morgan||October 13, 2017|
|In 19th century America, at the height of the Spiritualist Movement, a haunted house is not just the stuff of ghost stories. Many believe the dead can talk and, sometimes, will come back from the other side to wreak havoc on the living.|
|5||5||"The Beast Within"||Darnell Martin||David Coggeshall||October 13, 2017|
|Werewolves are now movie monsters. But they were once thought to be all too real. In 1589, villagers in Bedburg, Germany, are convinced that a werewolf is killing women and children only to discover the killer is really one of their own.|
|6||6||"Unboxed"||Michael E. Satrazemis||Tyler Hisel||October 13, 2017|
|Robert Gene Otto is a child without friends. That is, until he receives a doll as a gift. He names the doll after himself, Robert. They become fast friends and soon the boy believes the doll is real. But to everyone else ... Robert the Doll is a curse.|
Season 2 (2018)Edit
|Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|7||1||"Burke and Hare: In the Name of Science"||Christoph Schrewe||Carlos Foglia||October 19, 2018|
|The story of William Burke and William Hare who are two Irish immigrants who became very well known for being grave robbers, but later went on to become a famous serial killing duo.|
|8||2||"Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror"||Alice Troughton||Ashley Halloran||October 19, 2018|
|Elizabeth Bathory becomes famous for being the Countess of Blood, killing young girls via draining their youth to keep herself young. When she runs out of girls, she takes in a noble to befriend her keeping her true intentions a secret.|
|9||3||"Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic"||Christoph Schrewe||Jose Molina||October 19, 2018|
|The Gruber family has suspicions that a ghost is living in the walls and attic of their quiet German farm house and the ensuing investigation into the family’s strange and puzzling murder and that the culprit remains unknown today.|
|10||4||"Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj"||Christoph Schrewe||Ashley Edward Miller||October 19, 2018|
|The Black Plague was believed to be a curse set upon the city of Prague and two clockmaker brothers must race against the large clock in the city square to break the curse before it’s too late.|
|11||5||"Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley"||Alice Troughton||Alyssa Clark||October 19, 2018|
|Just a decade before the Salem burning, Mary Webster manages to accidentally get her small, but very religious town to turn against her and they accuse her of being a witch. She must now attempt to get the townspeople to believe that she is not one.|
|12||6||"Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine"||Alice Troughton||Sean Crouch||October 19, 2018|
|Jack Parsons was well known for his beliefs that rockets could one day be sent to space and planets. He also believed that one could summon a demon and he does both, the demon being the Scarlet Woman whom Parsons eventually becomes obsessed with ignoring his current love, Marjorie Cameron.|
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