58 minutes | Aug 18, 2020

Ep.3: Lovecraft Country - 101 - Sundown

Our "Sundown" Deep Dive explores the breakneck pace and refreshing attitude of Lovecraft Country's debut episode. We examine the racist legacy of H.P Lovecraft, the legendary voice of James Baldwin, and the principle of "othering." A voicemail about "The Green Book" takes Gene Lyons to task, and listener letters highlight the history of Chicago's Bronzeville, the concept of "struggle movies," the contrast of eldritch horror vs. Jim Crow horror, and the use sci-fi and horror as genres to tackle bigotry. Ash teaches us about weird fiction, Denmark Vesey, and how to pronounce Cthulhu. Letitia and Atticus shine in their many splendid F*** YOUs. And The King Bee provides a handy overview of Edgar Rice Burroughs characters who appear in Episode 1. Lovecraft Country Episode 1 Summary: Veteran and pulp-fiction aficionado Atticus Freeman travels from the Jim Crow South to his South Side of Chicago hometown in search of his missing father Montrose. After recruiting his uncle George and childhood friend Letitia to join him, the trio sets out for “Ardham,” MA, where they think Montrose may have gone looking for insight into Atticus’ late mother’s ancestry. As they journey across the Midwest, Tic, Leti, and George encounter dangers lurking at every turn, especially after sundown. Subscribe Now Android: https://shatontv.com/lovecraft-country-android Apple/iTunes: https://shatontv.com/lovecraft-country-itunes Help Support the Podcast Support with Paypal - https://shatontv.com/paypal Support With Venmo – https://venmo.com/ShatPodcasts Shop / Merchandise: https://shatontv.com/shop Shop Amazon With Our Affiliate Link - https://www.amazon.com/?tag=shatmovies-20 Sponsor's Listener Survey - https://shatontv.com/survey Leave an iTunes Review - https://shatontv.com/lovecraft-country-review Leave a Voicemail - (914) 719-SHAT - (914) 719-7428 Feeds & Social Media - https://shatontv.com/subscribe-and-follow/ Listen to our Movie Podcast - http://shatthemovies.com
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