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)
ComposerChad Lawson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Howard Young
  • Phillip Kobylanski
  • Punit Kulkarni
Production locationAtlanta, Georgia
  • Stephen Campbell
  • Christopher Kronus
  • James Coblentz
  • Devon Greene
  • Eleanor Infante
Production companies
Original networkAmazon Prime 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 Prime 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. On July 27, 2019 the series was cancelled.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]


Lore debuted on Amazon Prime Video[2] on October 13, 2017.[5]


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.[6] 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."[7] 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."[8] Nerdist gave it 4 out of 5 burned heart burritos.[9]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
16October 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
26[10]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 [10]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date [10]
71"Burke and Hare: In the Name of Science"Christoph SchreweCarlos FogliaOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
The story of William Burke and William Hare, two Irish immigrants who became very well known for being grave robbers, but later went on to become a famous serial killing duo.
82"Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror"Alice TroughtonAshley HalloranOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
Elizabeth Bathory became famous as the Countess of Blood, killing young girls via draining their youth to keep herself young. When she runs out of girls, she befriends a noble, keeping her true intentions a secret.
93"Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic"Christoph SchreweJose MolinaOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
The Gruber family has suspicions that a ghost is living in the walls and attic of their quiet German farm house. The ensuing investigation delves into the family’s strange and puzzling murder and the culprit, who is still unknown today.
104"Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj"Christoph SchreweAshley Edward MillerOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
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.
115"Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley"Alice TroughtonAlyssa ClarkOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
Just a decade before the Salem burnings, Mary Webster's small, but very religious town turns against her and accuses her of being a witch. She must rely on herself to prove them wrong.
126"Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine"Alice TroughtonSean CrouchOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
Jack Parsons was well known for his belief that rockets could one day be sent to outer space. He also believed that one could summon a demon and manages to successfully summon the Scarlet Woman, whom Parsons eventually becomes obsessed with, ignoring his current love, Marjorie Cameron.

See also[edit]


  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. ^ White, Peter (July 27, 2019). "'Lore' & 'Forever' Cancelled By Amazon – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Watch this teaser for Amazon's spooky new 'Lore' series". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "Lore: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  7. ^ "Lore (TV Series)". Dread Central. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Griffin, David (October 13, 2017). "Lore: Season 1 Review". IGN. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  9. ^ Beggs, Scott (October 13, 2017). "LORE is an Unsettling Look at the Lives Behind Our Legends (Review)". Nerdist. Archived from the original on October 24, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  10. ^ 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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