If we take into consideration all the horror movies that have hit the box office, 2017 has been a rather scary year. Especially since ‘It’ came out and changed the horror-movie game for good, people’s expectations have gone a notch further.
Fictional horror stories- whether in form of podcasts, shows or movies, have the ability of giving one nightmare for weeks. However real-life horror stories are a different game altogether because it’s always scarier knowing that real people experienced something so unreal.
But if that’s the kind of thing that excites you and you are willing to sacrifice your sleep, then here’s some good (or scary) news for you. Amazon Prime is here with its latest original programming venture, ‘Lore’.
‘Lore’ originally, is one of the scariest and award-winning podcasts that talks about real-life scary stories and according to its website; it “exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.”
The show will include 6 episodes for now and will be released on just the right day and date- Friday the 13th (of October); just in time for Halloween. It’ll blend together “dramatic scenes, animation, archive, and narration and reveal how our horror legends – such as vampires, werewolves, and body snatchers – are rooted in truth.” Since the executive producers of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The X-Files’ are behind this anthology series, expectations are at an all time high.
The trailer has definitely got us hooked as the series combines documentary footage, narration, and cinematic scenes to explore the most legendary horror myths. From what we can make out, it will feature the tale of a boy who has been given a living doll, a family whose home is inhabited by a spirit from the other side and a village that hunts for a murderous creature.
In case October feels too far, you should go ahead and listen to the podcast. Launched in 2015, the podcast averages 5 million monthly listeners and rightly so, as the narrator has the ability to weave actual accounts of unsolved mysteries together with regional mythology to tell deeply unsettling supernatural stories.
To listen to the podcast or for information about the show and the creator, you can visit their website.