History Literature / TheDunwichHorror

20th Jan '17 6:50:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* CthulhuMythos: This story is one of the most defining of the original Mythos.
28th Dec '16 3:19:34 PM Theriocephalus
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** EvilDetectingDog



** EvilIsVisceral
** EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler: Wilbur has a second pair of eyes on his hips]].



* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu

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* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhuDidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: [[spoiler:Going a full step beyond romancing a mere Great Old One like Cthulhu, Lavinia had children with ''Yog-Sothoth'' itself, the infinite Outer God that lives beyond the universe. Somehow.]]



* EvilOldFolks: Old Whateley

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* EvilDetectingDog: Considering how human morality doesn't really apply to some of Lovecraft's creations evil may not be the ''best'' word to use, but regardless there is a ''damn good'' reason dogs hate Wilbur Whateley.
* EvilOldFolks: Old WhateleyWhateley.



* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler: Wilbur has a second pair of eyes on his hips]].



* InterspeciesRomance: Um. . .
-->"I dun't keer what folks think—ef Lavinny's boy looked like his pa, he wouldn't look like nothin' ye expeck. Ye needn't think the only folks is the folks hereabouts. Lavinny's read some, an' has seed some things the most o' ye only tell abaout. I calc'late her man is as good a husban' as ye kin find this side of Aylesbury; an' ef ye knowed as much abaout the hills as I dew, ye wouldn't ast no better church weddin' nor her'n."

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* InterspeciesRomance: Um. . .
Um...
-->"I dun't keer what folks think—ef think -- ef Lavinny's boy looked like his pa, he wouldn't look like nothin' ye expeck. Ye needn't think the only folks is the folks hereabouts. Lavinny's read some, an' has seed some things the most o' ye only tell abaout. I calc'late her man is as good a husban' as ye kin find this side of Aylesbury; an' ef ye knowed as much abaout the hills as I dew, ye wouldn't ast no better church weddin' nor her'n."



* LovecraftCountry: [[TropeNamer Natch]].

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* LovecraftCountry: [[TropeNamer Natch]].One of the very stories to inspire this trope]].
20th Dec '16 3:46:42 PM StFan
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His 'decayed' and inbred family was already unpopular due to their dabbling in the occult, and when Lavinia Whateley gives birth to a strange-looking child and refuses to say who the father was, it doesn't improve anyone's opinion of them. Wilbur grows incredibly fast - he begins talking at 11 months; by the time he's three, he looks ten years old; and at four and a half, around 15. The townsfolk don't trust him, as he gives them the creeps even more than the other Whateleys. For all that, though, they're still willing to sell cows to the Whateley mansion; money's money, after all, even if it is in the form of weird antique gold coins. Although for some reason, despite the truly vast amount of livestock Old Whateley buys, his herd never seems to get bigger...

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His 'decayed' "decayed" and inbred family was already unpopular due to their dabbling in the occult, and when Lavinia Whateley gives birth to a strange-looking child and refuses to say who the father was, it doesn't improve anyone's opinion of them. Wilbur grows incredibly fast - he begins talking at 11 months; by the time he's three, he looks ten years old; and at four and a half, around 15. The townsfolk don't trust him, as he gives them the creeps even more than the other Whateleys. For all that, though, they're still willing to sell cows to the Whateley mansion; money's money, after all, even if it is in the form of weird antique gold coins. Although for some reason, despite the truly vast amount of livestock Old Whateley buys, his herd never seems to get bigger...



One of Creator/HPLovecraft's most famous stories, it was adapted to film twice: as a SoBadItsGood CultClassic in 1970, and a remake by Creator/{{Syfy}} in 2009. It has also been adapted ''thrice'', generally more faithfully, as a RadioDrama, first as an episode of the long running ''{{Suspense}}'' series in the 1940s starring RonaldColman, later by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company, and yet again by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society for their ''DarkAdventureRadioTheater'' series as well as the Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJK5w4ZpQKc Chilling Tales for Dark Nights]]. You can read it [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dunwich_Horror here]].

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One of Creator/HPLovecraft's most famous stories, it was adapted to film twice: as a SoBadItsGood CultClassic in 1970, and a remake by Creator/{{Syfy}} in 2009. It has also been adapted ''thrice'', generally more faithfully, as a RadioDrama, first as an episode of the long running ''{{Suspense}}'' long-running ''Radio/{{Suspense}}'' series in the 1940s starring RonaldColman, Creator/RonaldColman, later by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company, and yet again by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society for their ''DarkAdventureRadioTheater'' ''Radio/DarkAdventureRadioTheater'' series as well as the Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJK5w4ZpQKc Chilling Tales for Dark Nights]]. You can read it [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dunwich_Horror here]].here]].



!!This story includes examples of:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Wilbur Whateley is a hulking, goatish HumanoidAbomination. In the 1970 movie, he's a young, nebbishy Dean Stockwell.

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!!This story includes !!''The Dunwich Horror'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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In the book, Wilbur Whateley is a hulking, goatish HumanoidAbomination. In the 1970 movie, he's a young, nebbishy Dean Stockwell.
3rd Oct '16 6:29:30 AM Ciara25
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* LovecraftLite: [[spoiler:Unusually for Lovecraft, it has a good ending. Well, 'good' in that the evil is defeated without killing the last-minute protagonists and the rest of Dunwich, and the earth is saved, but a ''lot'' of innocent people still died horribly.]]

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* LovecraftLite: [[spoiler:Unusually for Lovecraft, it this story has a good ending. Well, 'good' in that is a relative term, since a ''lot'' of innocent people still died horribly, but the evil is defeated without killing the last-minute protagonists and the rest of Dunwich, characters are traumatised but remain sane, and the earth is saved, but a ''lot'' of innocent people still died horribly.saved from Yog-So-Thoth.]]
18th Aug '16 3:27:42 PM Tre
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One of Creator/HPLovecraft's most famous stories, it was adapted to film twice: as a SoBadItsGood CultClassic in 1970, and a remake by the SciFiChannel in 2009. It has also been adapted ''thrice'', generally more faithfully, as a RadioDrama, first as an episode of the long running ''{{Suspense}}'' series in the 1940s starring RonaldColman, later by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company, and yet again by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society for their ''DarkAdventureRadioTheater'' series as well as the Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJK5w4ZpQKc Chilling Tales for Dark Nights]]. You can read it [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dunwich_Horror here]].

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One of Creator/HPLovecraft's most famous stories, it was adapted to film twice: as a SoBadItsGood CultClassic in 1970, and a remake by the SciFiChannel Creator/{{Syfy}} in 2009. It has also been adapted ''thrice'', generally more faithfully, as a RadioDrama, first as an episode of the long running ''{{Suspense}}'' series in the 1940s starring RonaldColman, later by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company, and yet again by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society for their ''DarkAdventureRadioTheater'' series as well as the Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJK5w4ZpQKc Chilling Tales for Dark Nights]]. You can read it [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dunwich_Horror here]].
27th Apr '16 9:57:38 AM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* [[spoiler:DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu]]: [[spoiler:This is one of Lovecraft's only stories to have an unambiguously happy ending.]] Sort of.
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu]]

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* [[spoiler:DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu]]: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:This is one of Lovecraft's only stories to have an unambiguously happy ending.]] Sort of.
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu]]DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu



* [[spoiler: InvisibleMonster: The titular horror, not existing fully in our reality, is corporeal for the most part, but also invisible]]

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* [[spoiler: InvisibleMonster: The [[spoiler:The titular horror, not existing fully in our reality, is corporeal for the most part, but also invisible]]invisible]].



* [[spoiler: LovecraftLite: Unusually for Lovecraft, it has a good ending. Well, 'good' in that the evil is defeated without killing the last-minute protagonists and the rest of Dunwich, and the earth is saved, but a ''lot'' of innocent people still died horribly.]]

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* [[spoiler: LovecraftLite: Unusually [[spoiler:Unusually for Lovecraft, it has a good ending. Well, 'good' in that the evil is defeated without killing the last-minute protagonists and the rest of Dunwich, and the earth is saved, but a ''lot'' of innocent people still died horribly.]]



* [[spoiler: NoBodyLeftBehind]]: The death of [[spoiler: Wilbur]].

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* [[spoiler: NoBodyLeftBehind]]: NoBodyLeftBehind: The death of [[spoiler: Wilbur]].



* SelfMadeOrphan: Well, he doesnt kill his ''father'' obviously, but its heavily implied that Wilbur either killed his mother himself, or had her killed.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Well, he doesnt doesn't kill his ''father'' obviously, but its heavily implied that Wilbur either killed his mother himself, or had her killed.



14th Mar '16 4:28:45 PM Ciara25
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His 'decayed' and inbred family was already unpopular due to their dabbling in the occult, and when Lavinia Whateley gives birth to a strange-looking child and refuses to say who the father was, it doesn't improve anyone's opinion of them. Wilbur grows incredibly fast - he begins talking at 11 months; by the time he's three, he looks ten years old; and at four and a half, around 15. The townsfolk don't trust him, as he gives them the creeps even more than the other Whateleys. For all that, though, they're still willing to sell cows to the Whateley mansion; money's money, after all, even if it is in the form of weird antique gold coins. Though for some reason, despite the vast number of livestock Old Whateley buys, the herd never seems to get bigger...

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His 'decayed' and inbred family was already unpopular due to their dabbling in the occult, and when Lavinia Whateley gives birth to a strange-looking child and refuses to say who the father was, it doesn't improve anyone's opinion of them. Wilbur grows incredibly fast - he begins talking at 11 months; by the time he's three, he looks ten years old; and at four and a half, around 15. The townsfolk don't trust him, as he gives them the creeps even more than the other Whateleys. For all that, though, they're still willing to sell cows to the Whateley mansion; money's money, after all, even if it is in the form of weird antique gold coins. Though Although for some reason, despite the truly vast number amount of livestock Old Whateley buys, the his herd never seems to get bigger...



Around this point, Wilbur begins to search for an unabridged copy of [[TomeOfEldritchLore the Necronomicon]], having learned all of what he knew from his grandfather's library; his copy of that book was a shortened English version, which he apparently found insufficient. He discovers that nearby Miskatonic University has a copy, but the librarian refuses to loan it out to him. So he breaks in to steal it, only to be killed by a guard dog.

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Around this point, Wilbur begins to search for an unabridged copy of [[TomeOfEldritchLore the Necronomicon]], having learned all of what he knew from his grandfather's library; his copy of that said book was is a shortened English version, which he apparently found insufficient. He discovers that nearby Miskatonic University has a complete copy, but the librarian refuses to loan it out to him. So he breaks in to steal it, only to be killed by a guard dog.
27th Jan '16 10:45:23 AM fruitstripegum
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* Well, he doesnt kill his ''father'' obviously, but its heavily implied that Wilbur either killed his mother himself, or had her killed.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Well, he doesnt kill his ''father'' obviously, but its heavily implied that Wilbur either killed his mother himself, or had her killed.
4th Jan '16 5:22:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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16th Dec '15 7:22:56 PM WeaselPants757
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Wilbur Whateley is a hulking, goatish HumanoidAbomination. In the 1970 movie, he's Dean Stockwell.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Wilbur Whateley is a hulking, goatish HumanoidAbomination. In the 1970 movie, he's a young, nebbishy Dean Stockwell.
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