History Main / LovecraftCountry

21st Jun '17 6:44:57 AM JakesBrain
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Oregon also tends to act as a mild form of Lovecraft country, largely due to its environment of heavy rain, [[OminousFog eerie fog]], and dense pine trees, the prevalence of such strange locations as tourist traps, and general remoteness of said locations, in addition to the eccentric cultures that Oregon and surrounding states have. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Portland_Weird Keep Portland Weird indeed]].

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Oregon also tends to act as a mild form of Lovecraft country, largely due to its environment of heavy rain, [[OminousFog eerie fog]], and dense pine trees, the prevalence of such strange locations as tourist traps, and general remoteness of said locations, in addition to the eccentric cultures that Oregon and surrounding states have. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Portland_Weird Keep Portland Weird indeed]].
indeed]]. (As for Washington State as a setting for the supernatural and frightening, look no further than Series/TwinPeaks.)
16th May '17 8:32:24 PM Daikun
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* HBO has [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/jordan-peele-hbo-lovecraft-country-jj-abrams-misha-green-1202429550 greenlit a new series]] called ''Lovecraft Country.''
13th Apr '17 6:40:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Blog/SeekingTruth'' has parts here, particularly the parts that have [[CowboyCop Zeke]] visiting the isolated homes of the victims. Quite effective here, as the trees provide plenty of cover for the HumanoidAbomination [[SlenderMan we've all come to love....]]

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* ''Blog/SeekingTruth'' has parts here, particularly the parts that have [[CowboyCop Zeke]] visiting the isolated homes of the victims. Quite effective here, as the trees provide plenty of cover for the HumanoidAbomination [[SlenderMan [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos we've all come to love....]]
12th Apr '17 12:37:06 AM Daikun
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* ''Franchiseµ/ScoobyDoo'' seems to be set a lot in Lovecraft Country.

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* ''Franchiseµ/ScoobyDoo'' ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' seems to be set a lot in Lovecraft Country.
11th Mar '17 1:32:17 AM jormis29
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* Online game company Skotos bought the rights to the name "Lovecraft Country" from Chaosium (makers of the TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu tabletop RPG). As of this writing, the banner ad for "Lovecraft Country Online" shows two squid-like monstrosities levitating through the night sky, with the caption "Pretend that nothing is wrong."

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* Online game company Skotos bought the rights to the name "Lovecraft Country" from Chaosium Creator/{{Chaosium}} (makers of the TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' tabletop RPG). As of this writing, the banner ad for "Lovecraft Country Online" shows two squid-like monstrosities levitating through the night sky, with the caption "Pretend that nothing is wrong."
21st Feb '17 3:24:37 PM margdean56
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Oregon also tends to act as a mild form of Lovecraft country, largely due to it's environment of heavy rain, [[OminousFog eerie fog]], and dense pine trees, the prevalence of such strange locations as tourist traps, and general remoteness of said locations, in addition to the eccentric cultures that Oregon and surrounding states have. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Portland_Weird Keep Portland Weird indeed]].

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Oregon also tends to act as a mild form of Lovecraft country, largely due to it's its environment of heavy rain, [[OminousFog eerie fog]], and dense pine trees, the prevalence of such strange locations as tourist traps, and general remoteness of said locations, in addition to the eccentric cultures that Oregon and surrounding states have. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Portland_Weird Keep Portland Weird indeed]].
5th Feb '17 8:03:04 PM SliceHazardMarkII
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*''Webcomic/DearChildren'''s Hearthbrook definitely qualifies, being a coastal Massachusetts town filled with [[BlackCloak cloaked figures]] and perhaps even more sinister things.
20th Jan '17 9:49:40 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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5th Jan '17 6:39:56 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* "Lovecraft Country" in a broad sense can refer to any generic rural New England setting (i.e. Stephen King's stories set in backwoods Maine), but if you want to get technical, the fictional locations in Lovecraft's stories which spawned this name are all concentrated in ''northeastern'' Massachusetts. Yes this overlaps with Salem, near the coast, but some of the other famous fictional locations like Dunwich were located a bit more north-central: deeper into the interior in the backwoods, not near the more densely settled and populous coasts (not near Boston). Western Massachusetts doesn't count by the way, the Connecticut River Valley through the Appalachians is also heavily populated -- Lovecraft Country is isolated in the middle of the woods.

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* "Lovecraft Country" in a broad sense can refer to any generic rural New England setting (i.e. Stephen King's stories set in backwoods Maine), but if you want to get technical, the fictional locations in Lovecraft's stories which spawned this name are all concentrated in ''northeastern'' Massachusetts. Yes this overlaps with Salem, near the coast, but some of the other famous fictional locations like Dunwich were located a bit more north-central: deeper into the interior in the backwoods, not near the more densely settled and populous coasts (not near Boston). Western Massachusetts doesn't count by the way, the Connecticut River Valley through the Appalachians is also heavily populated -- Lovecraft Country is isolated in the middle of the woods. (closest to Fitchburg and Greenfield).
8th Dec '16 6:12:07 AM Nautilus1
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Lovecraft Country is a dark, twisted version of [[{{Arcadia}} rural New England]] as used as a setting for horror fiction. Named for the author Creator/HPLovecraft -- a native of Rhode Island -- who wrote a number of tales set in a New England milieu, usually small isolated towns that look [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere boring and mediocre]] at first but [[TownWithADarkSecret are actually dark and foreboding on the inside]], populated by hostile and [[CorruptHick corrupt (in several ways) hicks]] that often are not quite human, twisted by the influence of ancient horrors and [[EldritchAbomination extradimensional aliens]] (and [[KissingCousins generations of inbreeding]]).

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Lovecraft Country is a dark, twisted version of [[{{Arcadia}} rural New England]] as used as a setting for horror fiction. Named for the author Creator/HPLovecraft -- a native of Rhode Island Island, [[{{Irony}} where there were no places named after him until 2013]] -- who wrote a number of tales set in a New England milieu, usually small isolated towns that look [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere boring and mediocre]] at first but [[TownWithADarkSecret are actually dark and foreboding on the inside]], populated by hostile and [[CorruptHick corrupt (in several ways) hicks]] that often are not quite human, twisted by the influence of ancient horrors and [[EldritchAbomination extradimensional aliens]] (and [[KissingCousins generations of inbreeding]]).
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