Have you ever wondered about the roots of your favorite horror stories? How did that sinister idea slither into someone’s head? You might want to check out Lore, a critically-acclaimed and award-winning podcast that explores the historical background of modern monsters to shed some light on their own true origin stories.
If you want all the info, but with the added fun of a visual medium, well, you’re in luck. Propagate Content and Valhalla Entertainment (The Walking Dead) have produced an adaptation of the podcast as a TV anthology series which will be released on Amazon Prime on October 13.
As reported by Deadline, the series will contain six episodes that explore the real-life historical origins of horror legends. The podcast – hosted by Aaron Mahnke – covers a variety of topics, including vampires, body snatchers, ghosts, and vicious creatures of mystery.
The trailer features some perfectly spooky and eerily gorgeous animation, but the series itself will combine cinematic scenes, documentary footage, narration, and historical mixed media.
For the live-action portions, the cast includes includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Adam Goldberg (TV’s Fargo), Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Colm Feore (The Chronicles of Riddick) and Campbell Scott (The Exorcism of Emily Rose).
Now, AMC has recently announced their own set of anthology series. Personally, I’m all on board with this new trend in horror television. It can be a challenge to tell a horror story over multiple seasons as, after a while, the material starts to get a bit stale. Anthologies are a fantastic remedy for that. Each episode (or season, if you’re American Horror Story) is fresh, you can mix up the casting, and each story has a clear deadline. No more overly dramatic cliffhangers between seasons (I’m looking at you, The Walking Dead).
Lore will arrive on Amazon Prime Video on October 13. Check out the spooky trailer below and tell us what you think!
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