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Lovecraft Country


Lovecraft Country


Lovecraft Country is a television series based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. The show is set in the 1950s and follows the story of Atticus Freeman, a Black man living in Jim Crow-era America who embarks on a journey with his family to find his missing father. Along the way, they encounter supernatural creatures and face racism from both humans and otherworldly beings.

The series explores themes of racism, family, and the horror genre. It addresses the pervasive racism that Black people faced during that time period, including segregation, police brutality, and the fear of being lynched. The show also highlights the strength and resilience of Black families in the face of such adversity, as well as the importance of community and belonging.

Lovecraft Country subverts the horror genre by incorporating the real-life horrors of racism into the supernatural storyline. It also features a diverse cast and crew, with a majority of the main cast being people of color and women. The series has received critical acclaim for its unique blend of horror and social commentary, as well as its representation of marginalized groups in mainstream media.

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Anna Miko

Anna Miko enjoys writing more than reading books. But most of all she likes to write movie and series reviews. Being fond of classic cinema, she nevertheless is the author of many research works on contemporary visual arts. She also writes short essays on new movies and series helping others to navigate the world of modern cinema.

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