History Main / CampbellCountry

3rd Jun '18 3:09:18 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' mixes this with SimSimSalabim as Franchise/IndianaJones takes on the Thuggee {{cult}} in colonial UsefulNotes/{{India}}.

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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' mixes this with SimSimSalabim as Franchise/IndianaJones takes on the Thuggee {{cult}} in colonial UsefulNotes/{{India}}.within UsefulNotes/TheRaj.
31st May '18 9:52:32 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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By contrast, small European and British settings are far better for simpler horror stories, such as HauntedHouse tales, as there are so many old houses, castles and abbeys around the place. As for the rest of the world, it's usually not difficult for a skilled writer to come up with a local setting that can accommodate your CosmicHorrorStory, whether in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, etc. For similar settings in the DeepSouth and Eastern Europe, see SouthernGothic and {{Uberwald}}, respectively.

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By contrast, small European and British settings are far better for simpler horror stories, such as HauntedHouse tales, as there are so many old houses, castles and abbeys around the place. As for the rest of the world, it's usually not difficult for a skilled writer to come up with a local setting that can accommodate your CosmicHorrorStory, whether in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, etc. For similar settings in the DeepSouth and Eastern Central/Eastern Europe, see SouthernGothic and {{Uberwald}}, respectively.
12th Apr '18 1:06:47 AM KYCubbie
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Not to be confused with Campbell ''County'', which can be found in Northeastern Tennessee, on the border with Kentucky, or Creator/BruceCampbell 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.

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Not to be confused with Campbell ''County'', of which can be found the US has five. The most populous one is in Northern Kentucky, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. There are also examples in Northeastern Tennessee, on the border with Kentucky, or Kentucky; northeast Wyoming, on the border with Montana; central Virginia; and north-central South Dakota, on the North Dakota border. Also not to be confused with Creator/BruceCampbell Country,[[note]]The cabin from ''Film/TheEvilDead'' was located in Hamblen County, Tennessee, a couple counties over from the aforementioned that state's Campbell County.[[/note]] which has more comedy and a higher probability of survival due to, well, Creator/BruceCampbell.
13th Mar '18 2:58:00 PM JakesBrain
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Lovecraft Country is typically set in HollywoodNewEngland, home of horror writers Creator/HPLovecraft Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Creator/StephenKing, and many of their respective followers/imitators. This makes it a difficult place for writers of LovecraftianFiction who do not have a New England background to write about.

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Lovecraft Country is typically set in HollywoodNewEngland, home of horror writers Creator/HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Lovecraft]], Creator/StephenKing, and many of their respective followers/imitators. This makes it a difficult place for writers of LovecraftianFiction who do not have a New England background to write about.
5th Feb '18 4:22:18 PM FF32
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* The ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'', being a cosmopolitan organisation, naturally has plenty of these. Of particular relevance are the Sarkic cults, which have a long history in Eurasia and mostly crop up in rural areas in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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* The ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'', ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', being a cosmopolitan organisation, naturally has plenty of these. Of particular relevance are the Sarkic cults, which have a long history in Eurasia and mostly crop up in rural areas in Russia and Eastern Europe.
23rd Jan '18 12:00:46 PM UnclePhil
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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]]Unless the American in question is of UsefulNotes/{{Native|Americans}} descent, of course. Meanwhile in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, and UsefulNotes/{{India}}, nobody's impressed by a hundred miles ''or'' a hundred years.[[/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 and MagicalNativeAmerican), 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]] 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]]Unless the American in question is of UsefulNotes/{{Native|Americans}} descent, of course. Meanwhile in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, and UsefulNotes/{{India}}, nobody's impressed by a hundred miles ''or'' a hundred years.[[/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 and MagicalNativeAmerican), which he didn't.such as the "Diabolic Esquimaux" in [[{{Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu}} The Call of Cthulhu]]. 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]] 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''.)
19th Jan '18 6:10:41 PM Carliro
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* The ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'', being a cosmopolitan organisation, naturally has plenty of these. Of particular relevance are the Sarkic cults, which have a long history in Eurasia and mostly crop up in rural areas in Russia and Eastern Europe.
15th Jan '18 4:12:04 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]]Unless the American in question is of UsefulNotes/{{Native|Americans}} descent. And in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, and UsefulNotes/{{India}}, nobody's impressed by a hundred miles ''or'' a hundred.[[/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 and MagicalNativeAmerican), 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]] 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]]Unless the American in question is of UsefulNotes/{{Native|Americans}} descent. And descent, of course. Meanwhile in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, and UsefulNotes/{{India}}, nobody's impressed by a hundred miles ''or'' a hundred.hundred years.[[/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 and MagicalNativeAmerican), 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]] 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''.)
15th Jan '18 4:11:19 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 UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, and UsefulNotes/{{India}}, 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 and MagicalNativeAmerican), 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]] 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 [[note]]Unless the American in question is of UsefulNotes/{{Native|Americans}} descent. And in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, and UsefulNotes/{{India}}, nobody's impressed by either one.a hundred miles ''or'' a hundred.[[/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 and MagicalNativeAmerican), 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]] 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''.)
14th Jan '18 2:12:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''TheLostCrown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure'' is [[spoiler: apparently]] set in the fictional East Anglian village of Saxton.

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* ''TheLostCrown: ''VideoGame/TheLostCrown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure'' is [[spoiler: apparently]] set in the fictional East Anglian village of Saxton.
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