I love a good ritual. A good Sunday night series can make a huge difference to your week. The fun of having that ritual where you get snacks, cozy up and take part in a truly great weekly experience, is one of the little things that makes life great sometimes. Lovecraft Country was exactly that sort of series. And, its coming to blu-ray so we can relive its dark magic and all those special moments.
Lovecraft Country’s synopsis broke down like this:
“Lovecraft Country” is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, and follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
Now, that is a pretty spoiler free setup. I suppose if you haven’t read the book or watched the series you want everything to remain as spoil free as possible. But, I will say, its wildly imaginative, and provocative and plays on H.P. Lovecraft’s works by deconstructing them with no reverence what so ever.
The disc includes an exploration of the series that include items like:
- Compendium of Horrors (NEW)
- Orithyia Blue and the Imagination of Diana Freeman (NEW)
- Crafting “Lovecraft Country”
- Exploring “Lovecraft Country”
- “Lovecraft Country”: The Craft
Lovecraft Country hits shelves on February, 2021. Go ahead and head over here to pre-order your copy.