see url In our previous blogs about Amazon’s Lore, we have discussed this highly anticipated series release with teasers. Now that this series is finally streaming on Amazon, can you spot some familiar sites in the very first episode?
go In this episode, They Made A Tonic, we are introduced to George Brown of Rhode Island in 1882. George suffers tragic losses of his eldest daughter and his wife from “consumption”(known today as Tuberculosis).
Starsville plantation is the location that was used in this episode in the beginning. Look closely at the scene where George and his son, Edwin are talking. The Starsville plantation house can be seen in this scene from a distance.
Throughout this episode of Amazon’s Lore, George Brown tries save his only son from this deadly disease after his youngest daughter passes away from consumption as well. He begins to believe that a demon has taken over his dead wife and two daughters.
He and some other men decide to disturb their resting places so they can find out who has become apart of the undead. After they dug up Mercy Brown’s grave they observed that her body looked like it was still alive. The way she looked with fresh blood around her mouth speculated rumors that she was a “vampire.”
Did y’all notice that this episode of Amazon’s Lore featured the same headstones used in The Vampire Diaries?
The headstones are shown later on in the episode when the men dig up the graves of his wife and two daughter’s graves.
This episode of Amazon’s Lore discusses the beliefs of people during that time period. Ever heard of the term “saved by the bell” or of Dracula?
“Saved by the bell” started due to people being buried alive on accident, according to the Amazon’s Lore narrator. When Tuberculosis began to wreak havoc in New England during the 19th century, people were being mistaken “dead” and buried. If these people were alive, they could ring the bell that was placed in the coffin with them to be saved.
Amazon’s Lore, revealed at the end of the first episode that the story of George Brown ended up becoming one of the inspirations for Bram Strokers legendary novel, Dracula.
Stay tuned for another blog about TWO other episodes of Amazon’s Lore that were filmed in Newton County too….