Lore is a 2017 American horror anthology online and television series developed by Lore podcast creator Aaron Mahnke with Valhalla Entertainment and Propagate Content.
Based on the popular podcast of the same name, which has an average of five million monthly listens, the anthology series presents the frightening and often disturbing tales based on real people and events that have led to our modern-day myths and legends.
Lore combines documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to bring to life terrifying, but true stories. Celebrating the origins of the horror genre, Lore explores the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls.
The series will premiere on October 13, 2017.
Cast and characters:
- Robert Patrick
- Holland Roden as Bridget Cleary
- Colm Feore
- Kristin Bauer van Straten
- Cathal Pendred as Michael Cleary
- Campbell Scott
- John Byner as Patrick Boland
- Sandra Ellis Lafferty as Aunt Bridget
- Nadine Lewington as Johanna Kennedy Burke
|1||“They Made a Tonic”||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.|
|2||“Echoes”||October 13, 2017|
|Dr. Walter Freeman is the father of the icepick 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||“Black Stockings”||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 Michael Cleary is convinced his wife, Bridget, has been replaced by a fairy called a changeling.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||“Passing Notes”||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||“The Beast Within”||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||“Unboxed”||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.|