The BEST Episodes of Lore

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2021

Network: Amazon

From the executive producer of The Walking Dead and an executive producer of The X-Files, 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.

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#1 - Unboxed

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.55
242 votes
The Beast Within

#2 - The Beast Within

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.35
268 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: David Coggeshall

#3 - Echoes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.33
443 votes
Writers: Glen Morgan
Black Stockings

#4 - Black Stockings

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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 Michael Cleary is convinced his wife, Bridget, has been replaced by a fairy called a changeling.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.

star 7.25
342 votes
They Made a Tonic

#5 - They Made a Tonic

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.25
657 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Jeff Eckerle, Marilyn Osborn
Passing Notes

#6 - Passing Notes

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.19
281 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Glen Morgan
Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror

#7 - Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

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.

star 7.16
124 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Ashley Halloran
Burke and Hare: In The Name of Science

#8 - Burke and Hare: In The Name of Science

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

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.

star 7.15
130 votes
Writers: Carlos Foglia
Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley

#9 - Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

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.

star 6.99
104 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Alyssa Clark
Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic

#10 - Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

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.

star 6.82
108 votes
Writers: Jose Molina
Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj

#11 - Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

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.

star 6.79
110 votes
Writers: Ashley Miller
Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine

#12 - Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

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.

star 6.43
104 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Sean Crouch