With classes back in session and that subtle feel of turning leaves in the air, we're only weeks away from the greatest holiday season of the calendar year: Halloween. It would appear that Amazon Prime is on the same page with my totally subjective opinion, releasing the first official trailer for their new nonfiction horror anthology series Lore, based on Aaron Mahnke's incredibly popular podcast of the same name.
Though the series won't be available until October, it's never too early to get a sneak peek of the terrors still to come by checking out the preview and series description below (and if you happen to be a fan of the podcast, see if you recognize some of your favorite episodes in the trailer):
"Based on the podcast phenomenon and narrated by creator Aaron Mahnke, this haunting six-episode anthology series is brought to life by the executive producer of The Walking Dead and the executive producer of The X-Files. Throughout history, fear was best kept buried. But folklore opens the door, allowing stories to creep inside and haunt us. The scariest stories are true. Stream October 13, 2017.
This anthology series brings to life Aaron Mahnke's 'Lore' podcast and uncovers the real-life events that spawned our darkest nightmares. Blending dramatic scenes, animation, archive and narration, Lore reveals how our horror legends – such as vampires, werewolves and body snatchers – are rooted in truth."
The six-episode season includes Robert Patrick, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Adam Goldberg, Holland Roden, Colm Feore and Campbell Scott.
Created in 2015 by Mahnke, Lore is an award-winning, podcast that uses a "campfire/scary stories" structure to examine the dark side of human nature. What makes Mahnke's podcast truly unique is that he relies solely on non-fiction, historical events that have been exhaustively researched for accuracy. Lore is usually released on Mondays and airs on a bi-weekly basis. The first book in Mahnke's three-book series, The World of Lore, is set for publication from Del Rey Books on October 10th.
In less than three years, Lore has earned a number of awards, including iTunes Best of 2015 Award; and Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in July 2016. Both The Atlantic and Entertainment Weekly listed the show as a top podcast in 2016.
The series hails from executive producers Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Glen Morgan, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci. Lore is produced by Propagate Content and Valhalla Entertainment, with Mahnke serving as a co-executive producer.
Lore will be made available to Amazon Prime members on Friday, October 13th.