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17th Nov '17 1:09:51 PM 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 (c.f. IndianBurialGround), 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 a wee bit north in UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, the mountains and islands could theoretically provide some isolation, which is why [[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]] is located in the Highlands.[[/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 he wanted to invoke Native horrors (c.f. IndianBurialGround), 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 a wee bit north in UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, the mountains and islands could theoretically provide some isolation, which is why Creator/JKRowling placed [[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]] is located in the Highlands.[[/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''.)
17th Nov '17 1:08:17 PM 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 (c.f. IndianBurialGround), 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 he wanted to invoke Native horrors (c.f. IndianBurialGround), 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 a wee bit north in ''Scotland'', UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, the mountains and islands could theoretically provide some isolation[[/note]] isolation, which is why [[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]] is located in the Highlands.[[/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''.)
2nd Nov '17 3:06:24 AM Bosco13
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* A variation in ''Film/DieMonsterDie'', which is set in an ''Arkham'' that's in England rather than America.
25th Sep '17 6:43:36 AM dangerdan97
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Not to be confused with Campbell ''County'', which can be found in Northeastern Tennessee, near the border with Kentucky, or Creator/BruceCampbell Country, which has more comedy and a higher probability of survival due to, well, Creator/BruceCampbell.

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Not to be confused with Campbell ''County'', which can be found in Northeastern Tennessee, near on the border with Kentucky, or Creator/BruceCampbell Country, Country,[[note]]The cabin from ''Film/TheEvilDead'' was located in Hamblen County, a couple counties over from the aforementioned Campbell County.[[/note]] which has more comedy and a higher probability of survival due to, well, Creator/BruceCampbell.
12th Sep '17 11:59:08 PM thatmadork
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** In the Empire, Ostland is a northern province dominated by the Forest of Shadows. Villages are few and far between, and filled with grim, unfriendly people who keep strange local customs and a fondness for double-barrelled firearms and strong alcohol. When they're not bearing the brunt of Chaos incursions, they're dealing with beastmen, forest goblins and ghouls.
6th Sep '17 12:14:49 AM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft himself did this: ''The Rats in the Walls'' is set in England.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft himself did this: ''The Rats in the Walls'' "Literature/TheRatsInTheWalls" is set in England.
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.
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