History Literature / TheDunwichHorror

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.
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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* 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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* 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: 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...
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