NYCC 2018 Lore Season 2 Trailer and Panel
Guests of the Hammerstein Ballroom at 2018 New York Comic-Con learned a hard truth on Friday: the scariest stories are the real ones. However, that’s exactly what they wanted as they packed in to check out the panel for season 2 of the popular Amazon series, Lore.
Based on the podcast by Aaron Mahnke, Lore is an anthology series which showcases the true stories that became the worlds most terrifying folklore. By mixing documentary and narrative style filmmaking, these shocking stories are brought to grim life to terrify audiences.
Introducing us to the horrors of season 2 were panelists Gale Anne Hurd (Executive Producer, The Walking Dead), Sean Crouch (Executive Producer and Showrunner, The Exorcist), Howard T. Owens (Executive Producer), Mahnke himself, and actors Thomas Kretchmann, Elie Haddad, Josh Bowman, and Alicia Witt.
“I came in with my twisted sensibility where I really wanted to make a show that felt different than season 1, that it was almost of like a Black Mirror-type feeling,” explains new showrunner Crouch. “There was a responsibility to tell [the victims] story because they have relations that are still alive that knew of them.”
There will be six new stories told this season, and we got to catch a sneak peek at three of them throughout the panel. The first on display was “Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic”, a dramatization of the unsolved murders in Hinterkaifeck in Bavaria, Germany during 1922. In this episode, because the murders were never solved, we get to see the creators theories play out while still remaining factual to the events as we know them. Apparently the team did such extensive research into this story, Crouch believes they legitimately did solve the murders after all these years.
Next we got a glimpse of “Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj”. This story revolves around a clock tower standing in Prague which allegedly holds a sinister power over the people that enter it. What was most interesting during this discussion was the behind-the-scenes talk. The entire second season of Lore was filmed in Prague, even for episodes set in locales such as Pasadena, California. However, because the real Prague clock was closed for renovation during filming, they could not film that episode on location and were forced to build a set in California to recreate it.
Finally, we saw a clip of the episode “Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine”. This episode promises to be full of trippy hallucinatory scenes, as it centers on Jack Parsons, the rocket engineer and occultist who claims to have summoned a demon as a child and participated in strange masses involving drugs and sex.
Rounding out the season are episodes which we did not see teased, such as “Burke and Hare: In the Name of Science” about two Irish immigrants who make a living selling the dead to doctors, and decide that the fastest way to grow their inventory is to kill. We can also look forward to a story of Elizabeth Bathory, the Queen of Blood, and finally an episode of Mary Webster, the witch of Hadley.
The panel ended on a strong note, when a fan asked the panelists to sum up their favorite scary folklore in three words or less. Lore creator Mahnke hit the nail on the head with his answer: “People are bad.”
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