Lore (TV series)

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Lore (TV series)
The scariest stories are true
Based onLore
Developed by
Written by
  • Glen Morgan
  • Tyler Hisel
  • David Chiu
  • Patrick Wall
  • Marilyn Osborn
  • Jeff Eckerle
  • David Coggeshall
Narrated byAaron Mahnke (Season 1)
Composer(s)Chad Lawson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Howard Young
  • Phillip Kobylanski
Production location(s)Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stephen Campbell
  • Christopher Kronus
  • James Coblentz
  • Devon Greene
  • Eleanor Infante
Production company(s)
DistributorAmazon Studios
Original networkAmazon Video
Original releaseOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13) –
October 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)

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.[1] The series airs through Amazon Video[2] 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.[3] The second season premiered on October 19, 2018.

Cast and characters[edit]


Lore debuted on Amazon Video[2] on October 13, 2017.[4]


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." [5] 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."[6] 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."[7] Nerdist gave it 4 out of 5 burned heart burritos.[8]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
16October 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
26[9]October 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"They Made a Tonic"Darnell MartinJeff Eckerle, Marilyn OsbornOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
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.
22"Echoes"Thomas J. WrightGlen MorganOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
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.
33"Black Stockings"Thomas J. WrightDavid Chiu, Patrick WallOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
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.
44"Passing Notes"Nick CopusGlen MorganOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
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.
55"The Beast Within"Darnell MartinDavid CoggeshallOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
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.
66"Unboxed"Michael E. SatrazemisTyler HiselOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
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]

No. in
Title [9]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date [9]
71"Burke and Hare: In the Name of Science"Christoph SchreweCarlos FogliaOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
82"Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror"Alice TroughtonAshley HalloranOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
93"Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic"Christoph SchreweJose MolinaOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
104"Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj"Christoph SchreweAshley Edward MillerOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
115"Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley"Alice TroughtonAlyssa ClarkOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
126"Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine"Alice TroughtonSean CrouchOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)


  1. ^ "Amazon Picks Up 'Lore' Horror Podcast With EPs Gale Anne Hurd & Ben Silverman". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Amazon Orders 'Lore' Series From Gale Anne Hurd, Ben Silverman". Variety. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Patten, Dominic (February 26, 2018). "Amazon Renews 'Lore'; 'Exorcist's Sean Crouch New Showrunner Of Horror Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Watch this teaser for Amazon's spooky new 'Lore' series". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lore: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lore (TV Series)". Dread Central. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Griffin, David (October 13, 2017). "Lore: Season 1 Review". IGN. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Beggs, Scott (October 13, 2017). "LORE is an Unsettling Look at the Lives Behind Our Legends (Review)". Nerdist. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c Spencer, Samuel (September 25, 2018). "Lore season 2 Amazon Prime release date, cast, trailer, plot". Express. Retrieved October 15, 2018.

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