"Be gone from this house!"
Amazon Studios has released the first full trailer for their new horror series Lore. The show is based on a popular podcast and it combines "documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to explore the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls."
Each of the six episodes of the series will be based on fan-favorite episodes from the podcast. Here are the details of each the episodes:
They Made a Tonic
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.
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.
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 Michael Cleary is convinced his wife, Bridget, has been replaced by a fairy called a changeling.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.
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.
The Beast Within
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.
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.
As a fan of the horror genre and having a fascination with true-life supernatural stories, I'm incredibly excited about this series. It looks like it's going to be awesome and offer some fun freaky thrills.
The cast for the series includes Robert Patrick, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Adam Goldberg, Holland Roden, Colm Feore and Campbell Scott.
The show comes from the executive producer of The X-Files Glen Morgan, along with Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci.
The series is set to premiere on Friday the 13th next month on Amazon Prime. Watch the trailer and let us know if this looks like a series you'll be watching.