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8th Sep '17 6:14:06 PM PaulA
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-->-- ''Theatre/ShoggothOnTheRoof''

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-->-- ''Theatre/ShoggothOnTheRoof''
''Theatre/AShoggothOnTheRoof''
7th Sep '17 11:48:44 PM PaulA
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-->"Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places. For them are [[AncientTomb the catacombs of Ptolemais, and the carven mausolea of the nightmare countries.]] They climb to the moonlit towers of [[HauntedCastle ruined Rhine castles]], and falter down black [[CobwebJungle cobwebbed]] steps [[RuinsForRuinsSake beneath the scattered stones]] of forgotten cities in Asia. [[TheLostWoods The haunted wood]] and the [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness desolate mountain]] are their shrines, and they linger around the sinister monoliths on [[DesertedIsland uninhabited islands.]] [[AvertedTrope But the true epicure of the terrible]], to whom a new thrill of unutterable ghastliness is the chief end and justification of existence, esteem most of all the ancient, lonely farmhouses of backwoods New England; for there the dark elements of strength, solitude, grotesqueness, and ignorance combine to form the perfection of the hideous."

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-->"Searchers --->"Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places. For them are [[AncientTomb the catacombs of Ptolemais, and the carven mausolea of the nightmare countries.]] They climb to the moonlit towers of [[HauntedCastle ruined Rhine castles]], and falter down black [[CobwebJungle cobwebbed]] steps [[RuinsForRuinsSake beneath the scattered stones]] of forgotten cities in Asia. [[TheLostWoods The haunted wood]] and the [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness desolate mountain]] are their shrines, and they linger around the sinister monoliths on [[DesertedIsland uninhabited islands.]] [[AvertedTrope But the true epicure of the terrible]], to whom a new thrill of unutterable ghastliness is the chief end and justification of existence, esteem most of all the ancient, lonely farmhouses of backwoods New England; for there the dark elements of strength, solitude, grotesqueness, and ignorance combine to form the perfection of the hideous."



*** Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth opens in Newburyport, after which the protagonist travels south to Innsmouth. The physical description and lack of Plum Island implies that Innsmouth is south of Ipswich, and not really large enough to be any of the real towns.

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*** Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" opens in Newburyport, after which the protagonist travels south to Innsmouth. The physical description and lack of Plum Island implies that Innsmouth is south of Ipswich, and not really large enough to be any of the real towns.



*** [[Literature/TheDunwichHorror Dunwich]] may be Athol, Wilbraham, the lost town of Greenwich, or any number of other towns in the Pioneer Valley; ''The Colour Out of Space'' was inspired by the flooding of Greenwich for the Quabbin Reservoir.

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*** [[Literature/TheDunwichHorror Dunwich]] may be Athol, Wilbraham, the lost town of Greenwich, or any number of other towns in the Pioneer Valley; ''The Colour Out of Space'' "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace" was inspired by the flooding of Greenwich for the Quabbin Reservoir.



** To say nothing of the fact that several of his stories were set in real New England locations: "The Whisperer In the Darkness" uses the real towns of Brattleboro and Townshend in Vermont, and "Pickman's Model" is set in Boston.

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** To say nothing of the fact that several of his stories were set in real New England locations: "The Whisperer In the Darkness" "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness" uses the real towns of Brattleboro and Townshend in Vermont, and "Pickman's Model" is set in Boston.
24th Aug '17 8:58:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''TheStepfordWives'' has a sci-fi variant on the idea, with Connecticut being home to a sleepy suburb where women are replaced with robotic servants for their husbands' pleasure (or in the 2004 remake, [[spoiler:[[{{Brainwashed}} turned into such]]]]).

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* ''TheStepfordWives'' ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' has a sci-fi variant on the idea, with Connecticut being home to a sleepy suburb where women are replaced with robotic servants for their husbands' pleasure (or in the 2004 remake, [[spoiler:[[{{Brainwashed}} turned into such]]]]).
31st Jul '17 5:19:56 PM Juicesir
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* Matt Ruff's novel is literally named Literature/LovecraftCountry, and uses its African American protagonist and Jim Crow era setting to examine the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs (along with examining shoggoths and many other other-worldly intrigues).

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* Matt Ruff's novel is literally named Literature/LovecraftCountry, ''Literature/LovecraftCountry'', and uses its African American protagonist and Jim Crow era setting to examine the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs (along with examining shoggoths and many other other-worldly intrigues).
31st Jul '17 5:19:06 PM Juicesir
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* Matt Ruff's novel is literally named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel) Lovecraft Country]], and uses its African American protagonist and Jim Crow era setting to examine the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs (along with examining shoggoths and many other other-worldly intrigues).

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* Matt Ruff's novel is literally named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel) Lovecraft Country]], Literature/LovecraftCountry, and uses its African American protagonist and Jim Crow era setting to examine the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs (along with examining shoggoths and many other other-worldly intrigues).
31st Jul '17 4:39:08 PM Juicesir
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* Matt Ruff's novel is literally named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel) Lovecraft Country]], which uses the its African American protagonist and Jim Crow era setting to examine the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs (along with examining shoggoths and many other other-worldly intrigues).

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* Matt Ruff's novel is literally named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel) Lovecraft Country]], which and uses the its African American protagonist and Jim Crow era setting to examine the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs (along with examining shoggoths and many other other-worldly intrigues).
31st Jul '17 4:37:38 PM Juicesir
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*Matt Ruff's novel is literally named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel) Lovecraft Country]], which uses the its African American protagonist and Jim Crow era setting to examine the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs (along with examining shoggoths and many other other-worldly intrigues).
** HBO has [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/jordan-peele-hbo-lovecraft-country-jj-abrams-misha-green-1202429550 greenlit a new series]] based on the book.



* 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.''
** The show will be based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel) book of the same name]], which itself is a great piece of literature which turns the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs on its head and uses the protagonist as an effective examiner of it (along with shoggoths and other other-worldly intrigues).
31st Jul '17 4:32:35 PM Juicesir
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** The show will be based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel) book of the same name]], which itself is a great piece of literature which turns the inherent racism of Lovecraft's beliefs on its head and uses the protagonist as an effective examiner of it (along with shoggoths and other other-worldly intrigues).
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.''
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