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YMMV: The Call of Cthulhu
  • Narm: While the colorful and vividly grotesque descriptions of various nightmares, alien cities and otherworldly horrors are indeed powerful, it loses a bit of its punch when we see the narrator describe almost every non-caucasian in the exact same way.
    • There's this great buildup describing Cthulhu, the grotesque Eldritch Horror... that "flopped" onto the beach. Flop. While Cthulhu is terrifying the word choice evokes laughter.
    • Also that the great Cthulhu was thwarted by a boat to the head.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The cult still lives, and now you know too much.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Not so much implied as outright stated. The Cthulhu cults are explicitly linked to non-white, non-Western people and Lovecraft's racist language is probably the scariest part of the story.

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