History Literature / TheDunwichHorror

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.
25th Nov '15 4:20:12 PM SilentStranger
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* BittersweetEnding: People have died at the hands of the monstrosity the Whatley's released, but it's successfully killed, and [[spoiler: Yog-Sothoth loses a foothold in our world]].

* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: An EldritchAbomination who is coterminous with all time and space yet locked outside the universe we inhabit somehow impregnates a human woman.
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* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: An EldritchAbomination who is coterminous with all time and space yet locked outside the universe we inhabit somehow impregnates a human woman. We're thankfully spared any real description, though hopefully it was magical in nature rather than physical.

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

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* [[spoiler: InvisibleMonster: The titular horror.]]Well, he doesnt kill his ''father'' obviously, but its heavily implied that Wilbur either killed his mother himself, or had her killed.
20th Oct '15 8:35:26 PM ManEFaces
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* GunsAreWorthless: Dr. Morgan brought [[{{BFG}} a big-game rifle]], even as his colleagues warned the monster [[ImmuneToBullets is not to be fought with material weapons of any kind]].
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* GunsAreWorthless: Dr. Morgan brought [[{{BFG}} a big-game rifle]], even as his colleagues warned the monster [[ImmuneToBullets is not to cannot be fought with put down by material weapons of any kind]].
20th Oct '15 8:28:59 PM ManEFaces
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If anything, Lovecraft's abominations like Yog-Sothoth are lightyears beyond Christian supernjatural beings like Satan. But let's try to avoid offering subjective opinions when we make tropes.
* TheAntichrist: Wilbur Whateley seems to be a shoo-in for the title, given the circumstances of his birth and childhood and his "goatish" appearance. [[spoiler: As it turns out, his father is not Satan, but a similar, if less powerful, EldritchAbomination.]]
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* TheAntichrist: Wilbur Whateley seems to be a shoo-in for the title, given the circumstances of his birth and childhood and his "goatish" appearance. [[spoiler: As it turns out, his father is not Satan, but a similar, if less powerful, EldritchAbomination.an EldritchAbomination nonetheless.]]
27th Aug '15 3:03:57 AM WillBGood
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* [[spoiler: ImMelting]]: The death of [[spoiler: Wilbur]].

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* [[spoiler: ImMelting]]: NoBodyLeftBehind]]: The death of [[spoiler: Wilbur]].
19th Aug '15 1:17:27 PM Ciara25
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The 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 they buy, the herd never seems to get bigger...
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The 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 they buy, Old Whateley buys, the herd never seems to get bigger...
18th Aug '15 8:51:41 PM DustinKoski
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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. 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 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.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]].
13th Jul '15 6:36:46 PM Theriocephalus
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The 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 vastnumber of livestock they buy, the herd never seems to get bigger...
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The 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 vastnumber vast number of livestock they buy, the herd never seems to get bigger...
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