Amazon’s docu-horror series Lore begins streaming on October, Friday the 13th, and the latest 4-minute trailer (released today at New York Comic-Con) focuses on the infamous Robert the Doll. No, he’s not the inspiration for Chucky as you might have heard, but he’s a terrifying bugger in his own right, making the comparison a natural assumption.
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The featurette below also explores the potential roots of our modern fear of dolls: Ventriloquism. Through historical exposition and Hollywood trivia, narrator Aaron Mahnke (who created Lore as a podcast in 2015) makes a connection between the uncanny connection between an actor and a doll and our inherent, almost primal dread of inanimate objects come to life. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: From the executive producer of The Walking Dead and the 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.
Lore, featuring Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Adam Goldberg (Fargo) Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Colm Feore (House of Cards) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man), combines documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to bring to life terrifying, but true stories. Celebrating the origins of the horror genre, Lore explores the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls.
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