LORE (2017) Reviews and overview

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Lore is a 2017 American horror feature film about a mother searching for her son in a wilderness with her estranged husband and a Native American friend. When an evil creature starts to hunt them, their journey becomes a fight for survival…

Directed by Christian Larsen and Brock Manwill, the movie stars Lyndsey Lantz, Max Lesser (Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer), Sean Wei Mah (It Waits) and Eric Roberts.


Lore had its world premiere in June 2017 at the Dances With Films 20 Festival. Indican Pictures will release Lore theatrically and on Digital platforms from January 20th 2020.


“The good use of folklore, symbolism, and mythos of a culture so spiritual as this helps to create a dark atmosphere even in parts that take place in plain daylight. In general, this is a well-done movie and offers an interesting plot, a slow but constant development, and good cinematography, but is affected by everything it leaves unanswered and an ambiguous ending.” 10th Circle

” …it manages to generate a lot of suspense and eerie atmosphere, along with a few genuine scares. I kept expecting Bigfoot to lumber out from behind a tree, although what the local indigenous population claim may be lurking there makes even the big guy seem not quite as threatening.” HK and Cult Film News

” …Lore is a well-made, finely acted film […] Lantz and Lesser deserve particular shout-outs, but it should be readily admitted Roberts quite good in his umpteenth guest star-walk-on appearance. Recommended for those who like their genre films restrained and brooding…” J.B. Spins


Larsen and Manwill have said: “We were fortunate enough to have cast members from three different Native American nations … each of them brought authenticity and elevated our film in both performance and spirit.”

Additionally, the directors have talked about the film’s underlining theme: “while Lore is meant to be a scary story, our hope is that one can come away from it knowing that no matter what path of life’s questions you find yourself on, you are not alone.”

Cast and characters:
Lyndsey Lantz … Ann
Max Lesser … Rich
Sean Wei Mah … John
Victor Gage … Old Man
Jake Carpenter … Priest
Bryson Pitts … Young Eric
April Dunford … Native Girl
Derek Grange … Eric
Robby DeVillez … Howler
Brock Manwill … Howler
Eric Roberts … Sheriff

Technical details:
109 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1

This film should not be confused with the 2017 series of the same name.


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