Lovecraft Country Blends Pulpy Horror and Family Drama Into a Story About America's Demons
Category: News & PoliticsVia: evilgenius • 7 months ago • 3 comments
By: Charles Pulliam-Moore
HBO’s Lovecraft Country is a story about its heroes fighting for their lives as they make their way across 1950s America. It’s also a multifaceted family drama that embraces the idea that the people you share blood with are often the same people who hurt you the most. And yes, monsters. Of all sorts.
The various narrative themes woven into showrunner Misha Green’s adaptation of Lovecraft Country are as recognizable as they were in Matt Ruff’s original novel . The story blends Lovecraftian science fiction, horror, and the realities of anti-Black racism into a heady tale about the kind of demons that have always plagued the United States of America.