Lore

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Season 2 of Lore marks a deeper dive into the surprising characters and real-life stories behind some of the world's historical atrocities. Ranging from the Middle Ages to the Age of Rockets, Lore 2 explores the motivations of the damned and the bloody and far-reaching aftermath of that damnation.
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SuspenseDramaDocumentaryHorror
Subtitles
English [CC]العربيةČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικάEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFilipinoFrançaisעבריתहिन्दीMagyarIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어Bahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)RomânăРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçe中文(简体)中文(繁體)
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]Español (España)ItalianoEspañol (Latinoamérica)日本語PortuguêsDeutschFrançais

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  1. 1. Burke and Hare: In the Name of Science
    October 18 2018
    55min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Two shunned Irish immigrants in Scotland start off as grave robbers to sell the dead to doctors, but decide that creating their own inventory is much easier, and become the most prolific mass-murdering duo in history.
  2. 2. Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror
    October 18 2018
    36min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    The aging Countess of Blood, running out of virginal peasants to drain of their youthful essence, brings in a bright-eyed noble to start a new cycle of torture and murder.
  3. 3. Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic
    October 18 2018
    53min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    In the German hinterlands, between World Wars, a family goes to bed, not knowing that their killer has been living in the walls and attics of their home like a ghost, watching, waiting for his chance to strike, in one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of all time.
  4. 4. Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj
    October 18 2018
    40min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    As two clockmakers race against the curse of the Orloj, a curse that has already driven the city of Prague to madness and death with the Black Plague, these brothers will discover the price of trying to change history.
  5. 5. Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley
    October 18 2018
    35min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    A young woman, raised in a town controlled by a religious zealot, must rectify a fatal mistake before a ravenous mob hangs the Old Witch, Mary Webster, in this story set just 11 years before and 100 miles from Salem, Massachusetts.
  6. 6. Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine
    October 18 2018
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    In 1922 only one person, Jack Parsons, believed that we could send a rocket into space and conjure a demon. By 1952 he had done both. But all he cared about was the Scarlet Woman he had both summoned, and lost, Marjorie Cameron.

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Directors
Christoph SchreweAlice TroughtonDarnell MartinThomas J. WrightNick CopusMichael E. Satrazemis
Producers
Gale Ann HurdBP JenkinsSean Crouch
Season year
2018
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

2.1 out of 5 stars

1155 global ratings

  1. 16% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 7% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 16% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 57% of reviews have 1 stars
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ShaneReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
This isn't Lore
The narration and documentary elements that made the original season so fascinating are completely gone. It's just a bunch of mediocre re-enactments of horrifying events from history. None of the context or trivia... it's quite simply not Lore anymore. This is, quite honestly, the biggest disappointment of the month for me. I was a huge fan of the first season, and it got me to look up the podcast, which got me even more excited to see another season of what had become one of my favorite new shows. Who thought this was a good idea? I honestly would have rather had the series cancelled outright and just call this something else, because it's just that different from what people liked about Lore. I honestly hope that whoever made this decision gets fired... such a sad waste of a promising new property...
723 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
So, disappointed!
I was thrilled last year when Amazon brought my favorite podcast "Lore" to television.
The first season of Lore was fantastic! I loved it! My only gripe with Season1 was it wasn't long enough (I wanted more episodes).
What made Season 1 of Lore so great was the haunting narration of Lore's creator Aaron Mahnke, the beautifully disturbing animation, and the spot on re-enactments. Season 1 captured the true essence of Lore's magic, great storytelling.
Season 2 of Lore is such a disappointment. Amazon missed the bullseye by eliminating Mr. Mahnke's spooky voiceover and the mesmerizing visual arts. Season 2 of Lore failed to transported me to a believable time and place in history. I was instead given vignettes of Masterpiece Theater type stories with splashes of gore. The theatrical stories did not make me want to peruse Kindle for books on history and folklore, but instead, made me want to switch to a different streaming channel.
I also felt too much creative license was used to make the historical tales more entertaining...rock music in a story about 1867 Irish Grave Robbers in Scotland...Really!
I know Mr. Mahnke's Twitter feed said he worked with the writers in creating Season 2 and Amazon wanted to take Lore in a more theatrical direction which is very unfortunate.
Amazon if you're reading or listening "Let me be clear there is no LORE without Mr. Mahnke's memorable storytelling"!
Please, please right this wrong in Season 3 and go back to basics with Mr. Mahnke, animation and acting...PLEASE!
330 people found this helpful
Romance ReaderReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don’t be fooled by the stellar Season 1 reviews mixed into Season 2
I don’t listen to the podcast. I’ve never heard a podcast that wasn’t on the car when my husband is driving and I’m dozing beside him. I’m not a fan, but I love to read and I love the paranormal! Folklore is a true love of mine so when he said they were making a tv version of his favorite podcast I was excited. Season 1 was fantastic! The story telling was great and I learned a lot. Really enjoyable. Season 2 is trash. For real. It’s cinema style gore with not a hint of narrative or history until 30 seconds at the end, from what I hear. Took my husband’s word for it because I stopped watching three quarters of the way through episode one when they started sawing someone’s head off. Unreal! And there are people here saying “oh great for Halloween” great if you like “scary movies.” This was supposed to be history not Saw 12. Wow what a letdown. Going back to Netflix to watch Haunting of Hill House which is fiction and doesn’t try to masquerade as something else. They had such a great opportunity here and really blew it. Mixing in rave reviews from Season 1 doesn’t fool anyone either. That made me as mad as S2E1 was terrible.
251 people found this helpful
Brenda FloodReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
So disappointed
Season 2 is so much different from the 1st, and not in a good way. There is no narration or background information for each episode and honestly, the episodes are kind if boring. They are a lot more gory, but it’s doesnt make the episodes any more interesting or scary. I was watching the Hinterkaifak episode and kept thinking “here we go, going to see the same person attacked with a pickaxe again”. I thought the first season was great and binged the season and even rewatched episodes. For this one, I don’t even feel compelled to finish.
221 people found this helpful
D. B. PattersonReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
NOT my Lore
No, no, no, no, no. This is what happens when SUITS get involved. All the wonderful spine tingling storytelling that made me fall in love with this podcast is now schlock fodder for horror fetish fanboys. First season with Aaron’s narration behind the images is great. Season two is just — gross. I’ll listen to the podcast, thank you.
162 people found this helpful
RobReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
If you're completely new to Lore, 5 Stars; If you're returning, probably not.
Season 2 is lacking in narration from Aaron Mahnke. In Season 1, the narration would not only provide an introduction, but also reveal deeper history or cultural tie-ins to provide greater context. Season 2 seems far more focused on telling each episode as a self-contained story with the history and research taking a distant backseat.

From the reviews, Season 2 breaks down like this:

If you've never heard of the Lore podcast, didn't watch Season 1, or you're wholly unfamiliar with these stories, you will love Season 2 of Lore. Even lacking the narration and history, these stories are still fascinating and retelling them for modern audiences has definite value.

But if you're a fan of Aaron Mahnke's narration and research from Season 1 or you're just a fan of the Lore podcast format, Season 2 will be incredibly lacking. Its not to say its bad show, but a poor reformatting of something that stood out as truly unique in the "history of the weird" genre.

Hopefully Season 3 will strike a balance with fans of both Seasons 1 & 2.
111 people found this helpful
DeniReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
I just stopped watching and looked it up on YouTube
I'm not feeling the new format of season 2. I, like most people who liked season one, was excited there was a second season. I Couldn't even pay attention to this season. I skipped on to episode two, still nothing good. I only hope there will be a 3rd season and they go back to the original with Aaron Mahnke. I know the stories, I'm just interested in a nice visual and to hear them told with the amazing narration of season 1. I found if you search YouTube for Burke and Hare animated Simple History has a good video and narrative and Adele K Thomas did a great rendition of the Bathory story. Just search each name and look for animation and skip season 2.
115 people found this helpful
DCMScooterReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Should be called “American Horror Story - Lore”
This is the most disappointed I have ever been for a TV season premier. I loved the first season with its great story telling and unmatched creepiness. The second season has no soul. It looks slick, over-produced, and is indistinguishable from a dozen other shows on TV these days. I could not finish the first episode. Gone are the things that made Lore great - the narration, the factoids, the kitschy graphics, and the creepiness that lingered long after the closing credits. I sincerely hope that the producers can right the ship for season three - if this is hot mess is extended. Such a shame.
113 people found this helpful
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