lovecraft country review

“This is the story of a boy and his dream,” a narrator tells us. “But more than that, it is the story of an American boy and a dream that is truly American.” That narrator is from the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story, but he’s also, in effect, narrating Lovecraft CountryMisha Green‘s phenomenal horror series. Rather than just use musical needle drops, Lovecraft Country uses narration pulled from other sources, audio clips, spoken-word poetry, creating a rich tapestry; a collage; a mosaic. In a way, Lovecraft Country is asking: Why play by the rules when rules were made to be broken?

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lovecraft country trailer

The world of H.P. Lovecraft collides with the Jim Crow South in Lovecraft Country, a new HBO series from executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams and showrunner Misha Green. Based on the novel by Matt Ruff, the story focuses on a road trip through 1950s America, where threats of racism and the supernatural loom large. Watch the Lovecraft Country trailer below.

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Lovecraft Country director

Recent Oscar winner Jordan Peele already has his next project lined-up: producing the HBO series Lovecraft Country with J.J. Abrams. Now, Peele and Abrams have hired a director to helm the show: ’71 filmmaker Yann Demange. More on the Lovecraft Country director below.

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‘Underground’ Trailers: WGN’s Latest Original Show

underground trailers

WGN America has been putting out some respectable original content over the past few years. Their two most notable shows, Salem and Manhattan, have their fans. Their next show is Underground, a promising period drama set in Georgia, in 1857.

After the jump, watch the Underground trailers.

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