Lore (TV series)
The scariest stories are true
|Narrated by||Aaron Mahnke|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||12 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Original network||Amazon Video|
|Original release||October 13, 2017– present|
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 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.
On February 26, 2018, Amazon renewed the series for a second season. The second season premiered on October 19, 2018.
Cast and characters
- 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 November 9, 2017, Season 1 had earned an aggregate rating of 64% "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, with 8 out of 22 critics rating the show "rotten"; Rotten Tomatoes' "Top Critics" were especially critical, with 67% of them declaring Season 1 "rotten."  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|
|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 in the inspiration for Bram Stokers 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.|
|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|
|8||2||"Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror"||Alice Troughton||Ashley Halloran||October 19, 2018|
|9||3||"Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic"||Christoph Schrewe||Jose Molina||October 19, 2018|
|10||4||"Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj"||Christoph Schrewe||Ashley Edward Miller||October 19, 2018|
|11||5||"Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley"||Alice Troughton||Alyssa Clark||October 19, 2018|
|12||6||"Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine"||Alice Troughton||Sean Crouch||October 19, 2018|
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