In recent days there has been a stir on social networks for the expected HBO series ‘ Lovecraft Country ‘, which will be released on August 19, 2020.
Series that is based on one of the most praised novels of these last three years, in the horror genre, by the New York writer Matt Ruff.
Lovecraft Country is a novel that takes us back to the 50s, it gives rise to the story of Atticus Tuner in the USA.
The protagonist, embarks on the search for his father who disappeared mysteriously. On his journey, he will face various lodges of summoners of Lovecraftian monstrosities.
Why has this series become so popular?
Many people have already given their opinions regarding the plot, and it is that, when viewing the trailer, we realize that its content can become really racist.
These criticisms can be found in the comments on YouTube, Twitter or on any page where content about the series is found.
In addition to that, many comment that the series is inspired by HP Lovecraft , as the plot explores the conjunction between Lovecraft’s horror fiction and racism in the United States during the Jim Crow era of laws (racial segregation). .
But who is HP Lovecraft?
Howard Phillips Lovecraft , or better known by his pseudonym HP Lovecraft , is considered to be one of the most influential American horror writers of recent decades.
Among his most decades-old works are: “The call of Cthulhu” and “In the mountains of madness”.
Lovecraft lived in Providence, Rhode Island, and helped invent the cosmic horror genre, which is the idea that the universe is a strange and dangerous place.
Today cosmic horror is considered a subgenre in literature, and is termed as Lovecraftian.