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First trailer for HBOs Lovecraft Country blends Eldritch horrors and racism

Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams are among the executive producers of HBOs Lovecraft Country.
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By admin , in Tech , at May 2, 2020

Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams are among the executive producers of HBOs Lovecraft Country.

H.P. Lovecraft is having a moment. January brought us Richard Stanley's surreal film, Color Out of Space, an adaptation of the short story of the same name, in which a family on a farm encounters a glowing purple meteorite with typically horrific Lovecraftian consequences. Stanley's film adaptation of The Dunwich Horror is rumored to be in development, the second in a planned trilogy. And now HBO has dropped the first trailer for a new series partly inspired by the works of the Cthulhu-loving horror master, called Lovecraft Country.

The series is based on the 2016 dark fantasy/horror novel, Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff, who also found inspiration in a 2006 essay by Pam Noles describing what it was like growing up being both black and, well, a hardcore nerd. The protagonist is Atticus Finch, a black veteran of the Korean War and science fiction fan who embarks on a perilous road trip from his home on Chicago's South Side to a small town in rural Massachusetts. He's looking for his estranged father, who purportedly vanished after encountering a well-dressed man driving a silver Cadillac.

Atticus's Uncle George and childhood friend/fellow sci-fi buff, Leti, come along for the ride. This being inspired by Lovecraft, naturally they encounter all kinds of arcane rituals, magic, shape-shifters, monsters, and an alternate reality or two along the way.

  • Lovecraft Country takes place in the 1950s Jim Crow era. YouTube/HBO
  • Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) heads back home. YouTube/HBO
  • Walking the old familiar streets. YouTube/HBO
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays Leti Dandridge, a friend to Atticus. YouTube/HBO
  • Haunted by the past? YouTube/HBO
  • A cryptic letter YouTube/HBO
  • Ready for a road trip YouTube/HBO
  • Their route takes them right through "Lovecraft Country" YouTube/HBO
  • Fantastical revelries. YouTube/HBO
  • Surrendering to the experience. YouTube/HBO
  • An ominous figure. YouTube/HBO
  • Abbey Lee plays Christina Braithwhite, whose father leads a secret order known as the "Sons of Adam." YouTube/HBO
  • Trying to look innocuous for the local police. YouTube/HBO
  • A car chase with guns. YouTube/HBO Read More – Source