Fifties in the United States. The south is separated, but racism is everywhere.
Young black soldier Atticus Black returns home to Chicago to discover that not only humans can be monsters.
Country Lovecraft builds On Matt Rove’s book, which is based on horror author HP Lovecraft’s bad worlds of black magic and monsters, but at the same time refuses to take his eyes off Lovecraft’s well-known racist gaze. Only when the cult of science fiction and horror meets structural racism do we get Lovecraft Country.
It’s clear that Get Out director Jordan Peel has been involved as the producer for the TV series. His ability to breathe new life into the thinking of the old-fashioned horror genre has made us see the horrors of racism in new ways, and it has notably inspired Lovecraft Country.
The five sections I’ve seen that the series clearly follows a common thread in which a group of white astrologists formulate malicious plans in a secret company, but at the same time they also act as anthologies.
One episode is about black magic, one about haunted houses, the other about an Indiana Jones-style adventure, and then a dirty physical horror drama that gives the series a good variety.
But it isn’t just a difference For fun. With such a complex core topic as racism, the entries of the different genres also provide an opportunity to approach the topic from different angles. A bit adept in its simplicity.
All of this and more is what makes Lovecraft Country a nightmare TV series that is entertaining and fun while allowing us to step back in time to understand our present.