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20th Jun '17 11:56:03 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the original, anyway) had an interesting way of giving its setting physical isolation - it was set on the (fictional) remote Scottish island of Summerisle.

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the original, anyway) ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' had an interesting way of giving its setting physical isolation - it was set on the (fictional) remote Scottish island of Summerisle.
11th Jun '17 12:14:16 PM nombretomado
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* Most obviously, Ramsey Campbell's stories set in Brichester and other fictional Gloucestershire towns. {{Wikipedia}} has an overview [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Valley_%28Cthulhu_Mythos%29 here]].

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* Most obviously, Ramsey Campbell's stories set in Brichester and other fictional Gloucestershire towns. {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has an overview [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Valley_%28Cthulhu_Mythos%29 here]].
16th Feb '17 6:30:06 PM FF32
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* Judging from [[IAmAHumanitarian Gregory's implied proclivities]] and the [[PoliceAreUseless uselessness of the police]], ''RuleOfRose'' is set here, in some undefined part of the English countryside in the 1930s.

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* Judging from [[IAmAHumanitarian Gregory's implied proclivities]] and the [[PoliceAreUseless uselessness of the police]], ''RuleOfRose'' ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' is set here, in some undefined part of the English countryside in the 1930s.
21st Jan '17 1:53:55 AM Scifimaster92
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* ''Film/NextOfKin1982'' is a GothicHorror story set among the plains of the Australian state of Victoria.
7th Jan '17 6:44:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''EternalDarkness'' features three main locations which harbor a dark, old secret pertaining to the awakening of the EldritchAbomination. The first is the site where Pious Augustus snags the artifact, which [[spoiler: is later visited by an Aladdin type character seeking a jewel to win a woman's heart, a slave building a tower over the location, and a firefighter putting out Iraqi oil fires]]. The second is a temple in Cambodia which [[spoiler: houses EldritchAbomination #4, a dead, ancient god more powerful than the three primary ones of the story.]] The third is a cathedral in France, which is at the center of a [[spoiler: plot to assassinate Charlemagne and is later used as a WWI hospital where they feed the wounded to the EldritchAbomination in the basement.]] Yeah, full of this.

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* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' features three main locations which harbor a dark, old secret pertaining to the awakening of the EldritchAbomination. The first is the site where Pious Augustus snags the artifact, which [[spoiler: is later visited by an Aladdin type character seeking a jewel to win a woman's heart, a slave building a tower over the location, and a firefighter putting out Iraqi oil fires]]. The second is a temple in Cambodia which [[spoiler: houses EldritchAbomination #4, a dead, ancient god more powerful than the three primary ones of the story.]] The third is a cathedral in France, which is at the center of a [[spoiler: plot to assassinate Charlemagne and is later used as a WWI hospital where they feed the wounded to the EldritchAbomination in the basement.]] Yeah, full of this.
31st Dec '16 11:15:45 AM Xtifr
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* Creator/CharlesStross did a neat thing with ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' (essentially SpyFiction meets CosmicHorrorStory): the English lost city of Dunwich (which Lovecraft used as a name for a fictional town) was not lost at all, but rather the training ground for the Laundry, a secret organization that prevents "reality incursions." Apparently someone in the Laundry noticed the very odd census reports, and the citizens were relocated and the town erased off the maps. The only way to get there is with a specially-programmed GPS unit and a key for the appropriate wards. Stross' Dunwich is also slowly sinking into the water.

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* Creator/CharlesStross did a neat thing with ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' (essentially SpyFiction meets CosmicHorrorStory): the English lost city of Dunwich (which Lovecraft used as a name for a fictional town) was not lost at all, but rather the training ground for the Laundry, a secret organization that prevents "reality incursions." Apparently someone in the Laundry noticed the very odd census reports, and the citizens were relocated and the town erased off the maps. The only way to get there is with a specially-programmed GPS unit and a key for the appropriate wards. Stross' Dunwich is also slowly sinking into the water.
27th Dec '16 4:17:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* The setting of Darkplace Hospital in GarthMarenghisDarkplace is an AffectionateParody of this setting.

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* The setting of Darkplace Hospital in GarthMarenghisDarkplace ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' is an AffectionateParody of this setting.
13th Dec '16 5:04:38 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'' brings the CthulhuMythos to Los Angeles.

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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'' brings the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos to Los Angeles.



* Most of Creator/ArthurMachen's novellas and short stories, and his novel ''Literature/TheGreatGodPan'', have a rural Welsh or London background in which [[EldritchAbomination sinister ancient horrors]] lurk and are [[BodyHorror capable of interbreeding]] with modern people. Creator/HPLovecraft acknowledged Machen's great influence on the genesis of the CthulhuMythos.

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* Most of Creator/ArthurMachen's novellas and short stories, and his novel ''Literature/TheGreatGodPan'', have a rural Welsh or London background in which [[EldritchAbomination sinister ancient horrors]] lurk and are [[BodyHorror capable of interbreeding]] with modern people. Creator/HPLovecraft acknowledged Machen's great influence on the genesis of the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos.



* Creator/WHPugmire is a resident of Seattle who sets many of his [[CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian]] stories in Sesqua Valley, a fictional location near Mt. Si.

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* Creator/WHPugmire is a resident of Seattle who sets many of his [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian]] stories in Sesqua Valley, a fictional location near Mt. Si.
24th Nov '16 6:57:51 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Shifting the setting of a CosmicHorrorStory to, for instance, England presents problems. As the old saying goes, "An Englishman thinks a hundred miles is a long way while an American thinks a hundred years is a long time." [[note]]In China and India, though, nobody's impressed by either one.[[/note]] In other words, England is a much smaller country with a much longer history. It's much easier to believe that an English village was the site of some dreadful secret dating back to medieval, Roman or Pagan times. Lovecraft, in contrast, had a more limited historical horizon in his New England tales, with the early 17th century standing as his temporal ne plus ultra (unless he wanted to invoke Native horrors, which he didn't). However, it's much harder to believe that cosmic events could happen in little ol' England and ''nobody'' would notice [[note]]Although in ''Scotland'', the mountains and islands could theoretically provide some isolation[[/note]] -- whereas in a big place like the United States (even in a single region like New England), isolation comes relatively cheap. (Essentially, in LovecraftCountry, the old secrets are ''very secret'', whereas in CampbellCountry the old secrets are ''very old''.)

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Shifting the setting of a CosmicHorrorStory to, for instance, England presents problems. As the old saying goes, "An Englishman thinks a hundred miles is a long way while an American thinks a hundred years is a long time." [[note]]In China and India, though, nobody's impressed by either one.[[/note]] In other words, England is a much smaller country with a much longer history. It's much easier to believe that an English village was the site of some dreadful secret dating back to medieval, Roman or Pagan times. Lovecraft, in contrast, had a more limited historical horizon in his New England tales, with the early 17th century standing as his temporal ne plus ultra (unless -- unless he wanted to invoke Native horrors, horrors (c.f. IndianBurialGround), which he didn't).didn't. However, it's much harder to believe that cosmic events could happen in little ol' England and ''nobody'' would notice [[note]]Although in ''Scotland'', the mountains and islands could theoretically provide some isolation[[/note]] -- whereas in a big place like the United States (even in a single region like New England), isolation comes relatively cheap. (Essentially, in LovecraftCountry, the old secrets are ''very secret'', whereas in CampbellCountry the old secrets are ''very old''.)
3rd Sep '16 8:50:39 AM SorPepita
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* The Hungarian village of Stregiocavar in Creator/RobertEHoward's ''TheBlackStone''.

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* The Hungarian village of Stregiocavar in Creator/RobertEHoward's ''TheBlackStone''.''The Black Stone''.
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