Escape into the dark woods with Bill Oberst Jr. as he reads classic works of Gothic literature in his new podcast.
The new Amazon series will bring to life fan-favorite stories of historical mysteries from the popular Lore podcast.
Amazon released a bizarre animated teaser for the upcoming series Lore, which will be available exclusively on Prime right here.
From the press release:
Launched in March 2015 by Aaron Mahnke, the “Lore” podcast has generated a massive audience, was named “Best of” in 2015 and 2016 by Apple, and was listed as one of the “15 podcasts you need to hear in 2016” by Entertainment Weekly. The first book in Mahnke’s three-book series, The World of Lore, will be published on October 10 by Del Rey Books.
“‘Lore’ is a unique hybrid series that presents meticulously-researched true life tales through a variety of mediums, in order to surprise and delight, and even unsettle,” said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. “We are thrilled to once again provide Prime members unprecedented access into a world they thought they knew.”
“Lore” will feature fan-favorite episodes from the podcast, including the tale of a boy given a doll that seems to have a sinister life of its own; a family whose home appears to be inhabited by a spirit from the other side; and a German village that hunts for a murderous creature.
Lore premieres Friday, October 13 on Prime Video.
Also, the first of three books in “The World of Lore” series hits the shelves October 10. Pre-order Monstrous Creatures right here.
The as-yet-unreleased novel based on the Welcome to Night Vale podcast has already become the #1 top seller in Horror Literature & Fiction on Amazon.
In a strange twist of fate that seems only fitting, the highly anticipated novel based on the popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast reached the #1 top seller position on Amazon in Horror Literature & Fiction… and it hasn’t even been released yet.
Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast created in 2012 by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. It is presented in the style of a community radio show, focusing on news from the fictional…and rather odd…town of Night Vale. The book will explore new, and no doubt equally weird corners of Night Vale.
Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.
Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked “KING CITY” by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can’t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.
Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton’s son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane’s started to see her son’s father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it.
Diane’s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie’s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: “KING CITY”. It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures…if they can ever find it.
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