The BEST episodes of Lore

Every episode of Lore ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Lore!

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.

Last Updated: 5/5/2024Network: AmazonStatus: Ended
241 votes

#1 - Unboxed

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/13/2017

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.

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The Beast Within
268 votes

#2 - The Beast Within

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/2017

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.

Directors: Darnell Martin
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431 votes

#3 - Echoes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2017

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.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
Writer: Glen Morgan
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Black Stockings
339 votes

#4 - Black Stockings

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2017

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 Michael Cleary is convinced his wife, Bridget, has been replaced by a fairy called a changeling.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.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
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They Made a Tonic
614 votes

#5 - They Made a Tonic

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/13/2017

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.

Directors: Darnell Martin
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Passing Notes
276 votes

#6 - Passing Notes

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/2017

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.

Directors: Nick Copus
Writer: Glen Morgan
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Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror
138 votes

#7 - Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/19/2018

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.

Directors: Alice Troughton
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Burke and Hare: In The Name of Science
144 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/19/2018

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.

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Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley
112 votes

#9 - Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2018

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.

Directors: Alice Troughton
Writer: Alyssa Clark
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Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic
119 votes

#10 - Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/19/2018

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.

Writer: Jose Molina
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Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj
122 votes

#11 - Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/2018

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.

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Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine
114 votes

#12 - Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/19/2018

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.

Directors: Alice Troughton
Writer: Sean Crouch
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