Lovecraft Country – TPToA Podcast 181

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A complex and nuanced narrative with engaging and multi-layered characters.
It blends supernatural horror seamlessly with the horror of racism and bigotry to terrifying effect
The semi-anthological feel of the show mirrors the novel and its short story structure perfectly.
Occasionally the special effects feel fake in a way that detracts from the drama,
Some of the tropes feel obvious and hackneyed ie. the haunted house in ep 3.
Lovecrafts ideas are notoriously difficult to translate to the screen well.

Lovecraft Country is the new HBO horror series from the mind of Misha Green and produced by Jordan Peele, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) has returned from war a changed man, and his experiences and fascinations will lead him into the darkest, strangest corners of America searching for the truth about his heritage. There will be monsters along the way and many of them aren’t even the supernatural kind.

Dion and Quinny may be The Great Old Ones and Elder Things of this podcast, but with the combined power of Jill and Peta behind them, they are fixing to break out of their ancient crystal prison and into your ears via the eldritch art of podcasting.

The entire Twitch recording is available here.

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