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2020-05-02 9:08:11 PM  
Mr Peele involved?  YES.
 
2020-05-02 9:10:14 PM  
This looks pretty incredible.
 
2020-05-02 11:24:34 PM  
I saw a Mardi Gras type clown. That's possibly a avatar of Hastur.
 
2020-05-03 12:34:49 AM  
The book is extremely well done. Mixes cosmic horror with plain old human horror in a deeply affecting mix. I hope they can translate it to the screen, it deserves it.
 
2020-05-03 2:38:13 AM  
As a huge fan of the original Lovecraft stories, and long-time Call of Cthulhu player, am I just going to be disappointed?

I want to get my hopes up, but I learned long ago to temper my expectations for novel-to-screen adaptations, but have been pleasantly, nay thrillingly, surprised in recent efforts by Prime and Netflix.  And HBO Originals have had some winners, too.
 
2020-05-03 2:49:31 AM  

dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.


JJ Abrams is also involved? NAH.

Joking aside, I'm hoping the show can overcome the latter's awfulness.
 
2020-05-03 2:50:48 AM  

Eravior: dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.

JJ Abrams is also involved? NAH.

Joking aside, I'm hoping the show can overcome the latter's awfulness.


I couldn't hear the trailer well at work, but I could recognize some of JJ's lighting effects in the trailer.
 
2020-05-03 3:12:12 AM  

Alphax: Eravior: dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.

JJ Abrams is also involved? NAH.

Joking aside, I'm hoping the show can overcome the latter's awfulness.

I couldn't hear the trailer well at work, but I could recognize some of JJ's lighting effects in the trailer.


His typical abuse of lense flare? Check. That aside, it elicited an "oooooh this could be good!"

Peele combined with Lovecraft mythos could make for a fun ride.
 
2020-05-03 3:20:15 AM  

bughunter: As a huge fan of the original Lovecraft stories, and long-time Call of Cthulhu player, am I just going to be disappointed?

I want to get my hopes up, but I learned long ago to temper my expectations for novel-to-screen adaptations, but have been pleasantly, nay thrillingly, surprised in recent efforts by Prime and Netflix.  And HBO Originals have had some winners, too.


It's not a 'strict' adaptation of Lovecraft. It's an adaptation of a recent horror novel that contrasts the Cthulhu Mythos with Jim Crow era racism. So, Eldritch Horror vs. the Horror of Human Xenophobia.
 
2020-05-03 3:33:09 AM  
Needs more lens flare
 
2020-05-03 4:21:14 AM  
Lovecraft fans should check out Color Out of Space:

COLOR OUT OF SPACE Official Trailer (2020) Nicolas Cage Movie
Youtube RfYAXMwCpk0
 
2020-05-03 4:41:06 AM  

bughunter: As a huge fan of the original Lovecraft stories, and long-time Call of Cthulhu player, am I just going to be disappointed?

I want to get my hopes up, but I learned long ago to temper my expectations for novel-to-screen adaptations, but have been pleasantly, nay thrillingly, surprised in recent efforts by Prime and Netflix.  And HBO Originals have had some winners, too.


What did you think of the recent Colour Out of Space movie?
 
2020-05-03 4:42:50 AM  

TappingTheVein: Lovecraft fans should check out Color Out of Space:

[YouTube video: COLOR OUT OF SPACE Official Trailer (2020) Nicolas Cage Movie]


*waves eldritch tentacle*
 
2020-05-03 5:06:03 AM  
Baldur's Gate 3 - Official Opening Cinematic in 4K
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2020-05-03 5:06:09 AM  

dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.


He's a producer, so... ehhhh kinda.

Difficulty: the other producer is JJ "this shot needs more chicks in underwear" Abrams.  The history of deep messages and social commentary where JJ "Star Trek has one famous female character, let's make her only narrative role relationship drama" Abrams is concerned is... mixed.  You might say that JJ "we're not entirely sure that he and Michael Bay aren't secretly the same guy" Abrams is perhaps not an entity that mixes well with social issues or allegory.

// It'll probably be fine, I just had the shot and the spotter told me to take it.
 
2020-05-03 5:12:56 AM  
Lovecraft himself was an outspoken racist and anti-Semite in his personal life, and those feeling bled through into much of his writing. Ruff's novel pulls that legacy into the story and parallels it directly with America's own racist history specifically around the Jim Crow-era south.

Take that, dead guy! He's going to be so pissed when he watches it.
 
2020-05-03 5:14:37 AM  

Eravior: dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.

JJ Abrams is also involved? NAH.

Joking aside, I'm hoping the show can overcome the latter's awfulness.


JJ Abrams' entire career is basically "hey, remember this thing you used to love? Here it is again, but with lens flare!". I can't imagine his sensibilities working with Peele's at all. I guess we'll see.
 
2020-05-03 5:24:26 AM  

agent00pi: bughunter: As a huge fan of the original Lovecraft stories, and long-time Call of Cthulhu player, am I just going to be disappointed?

I want to get my hopes up, but I learned long ago to temper my expectations for novel-to-screen adaptations, but have been pleasantly, nay thrillingly, surprised in recent efforts by Prime and Netflix.  And HBO Originals have had some winners, too.

What did you think of the recent Colour Out of Space movie?


Meh-to-middling.  Too jump- and SFX-driven.  Lovecraftian horror should be more cerebral, of a slowly-growing existential bent, revealing a conspiracy of ancient secrets, with a single sanity-challenging encounter at the end, possibly with an epilogue that suggests the protagonist doubts it ever happened.

But that wouldn't sell as many tickets as Evil Dead with tentacles and mutants.
 
2020-05-03 6:31:47 AM  
We can't stop here! It's Lovecraft country!

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2020-05-03 6:38:41 AM  
I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.
 
2020-05-03 7:17:39 AM  
Spoilers: It's white people.
 
2020-05-03 7:28:38 AM  

Spartapuss: Spoilers: It's white people.


The real white people were the friends we made along the way.
 
2020-05-03 8:00:47 AM  

born_yesterday: I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.


He was a turn of the century Rhode Island resident.  It probably never occured to him that anything bad happening to white people could possibly be their own fault.
 
2020-05-03 9:02:58 AM  

TappingTheVein: Lovecraft fans should check out Color Out of Space:

[YouTube video: COLOR OUT OF SPACE Official Trailer (2020) Nicolas Cage Movie]


This. It's really good. And they're doing an adaptation of The Dunwich Horror next.
 
2020-05-03 9:09:00 AM  

born_yesterday: I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.


He wasn't just racist. He pretty much hated and feared anything not from his home town.

Halloween Special: H. P. Lovecraft
Youtube PmdzptbykzI

\MYSTERIOUS COLORS NOT LIKE ANYTHING....
 
2020-05-03 9:10:25 AM  

bughunter: agent00pi: bughunter: As a huge fan of the original Lovecraft stories, and long-time Call of Cthulhu player, am I just going to be disappointed?

I want to get my hopes up, but I learned long ago to temper my expectations for novel-to-screen adaptations, but have been pleasantly, nay thrillingly, surprised in recent efforts by Prime and Netflix.  And HBO Originals have had some winners, too.

What did you think of the recent Colour Out of Space movie?

Meh-to-middling.  Too jump- and SFX-driven.  Lovecraftian horror should be more cerebral, of a slowly-growing existential bent, revealing a conspiracy of ancient secrets, with a single sanity-challenging encounter at the end, possibly with an epilogue that suggests the protagonist doubts it ever happened.

But that wouldn't sell as many tickets as Evil Dead with tentacles and mutants.


I guess you never read the original story.
 
2020-05-03 9:20:57 AM  

Eravior: dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.

JJ Abrams is also involved? NAH.

Joking aside, I'm hoping the show can overcome the latter's awfulness.


I worked on the project for about 16 months and they were not present in the office or on set. They had a hand in development, but not in the writing, directing or production of the series.
 
2020-05-03 9:28:47 AM  

LiveDemo: Eravior: dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.

JJ Abrams is also involved? NAH.

Joking aside, I'm hoping the show can overcome the latter's awfulness.

I worked on the project for about 16 months and they were not present in the office or on set. They had a hand in development, but not in the writing, directing or production of the series.


Hope you liked the way it came out - looking forward to watching it!
 
2020-05-03 9:34:03 AM  
Jar Jar Abrams!?

/I'm out!
//the Disney trilogy is worse than the prequels
///slashies!!!
 
2020-05-03 9:55:49 AM  
I've started reading this series of books during the lockdown:

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Modern writers (no-one famous though) writing stories set in Lovecraftian worlds.  I've only read the first book out of six but it was really good.  Gonna crack Book 2 tonight!
 
2020-05-03 11:10:36 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Lovecraft himself was an outspoken racist and anti-Semite in his personal life, and those feeling bled through into much of his writing. Ruff's novel pulls that legacy into the story and parallels it directly with America's own racist history specifically around the Jim Crow-era south.

Take that, dead guy! He's going to be so pissed when he watches it.


In desperate need of a copy editor.
 
2020-05-03 11:59:43 AM  
Lovecraft Country is one of the best books I've read in the past couple of years. I was legitimately sad when it was over. Matt Ruff is always interesting, and he has implied that the story could go on, which would be very fitting for the HBO format. I'm personally very excited after watching the trailer
 
2020-05-03 12:14:28 PM  

born_yesterday: I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.


Yeah, but then again, those Italians are creepy, what with their bulging, watery eyes, slimy skin, and barely visible gills.
 
2020-05-03 12:31:01 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: bughunter: As a huge fan of the original Lovecraft stories, and long-time Call of Cthulhu player, am I just going to be disappointed?

I want to get my hopes up, but I learned long ago to temper my expectations for novel-to-screen adaptations, but have been pleasantly, nay thrillingly, surprised in recent efforts by Prime and Netflix.  And HBO Originals have had some winners, too.

It's not a 'strict' adaptation of Lovecraft. It's an adaptation of a recent horror novel that contrasts the Cthulhu Mythos with Jim Crow era racism. So, Eldritch Horror vs. the Horror of Human Xenophobia.


Does the real HPL show up and utter from his huge distended jaw "You don't belong here"?  I'd watch that.
 
2020-05-03 2:49:59 PM  

bughunter: As a huge fan of the original Lovecraft stories, and long-time Call of Cthulhu player, am I just going to be disappointed?

I want to get my hopes up, but I learned long ago to temper my expectations for novel-to-screen adaptations, but have been pleasantly, nay thrillingly, surprised in recent efforts by Prime and Netflix.  And HBO Originals have had some winners, too.


Got some titles?
 
2020-05-03 5:26:07 PM  

agent00pi: What did you think of the recent Colour Out of Space movie?


The good: the body horror special effects. When the movie wanted to be gross, it was gross in a really compelling way. Overall, the film looks nice. Good cinematography. Good effects.

The bad: everything else. The color didn't feel mysterious, it felt like it had whatever powers the screenwriter needed it to have for the next scene to happen. I'm always down for Crazy Cage Acting, but it felt unmotivated in this, like it wasn't that he was going mad, it was more that this scene needs some Crazy Cage. Next scene doesn't. There was no build. Contrast Cage's vague arc in this to his work in Mandy, and you can see the difference.

I ended up not finishing it. Stopped about ten minutes before it ended.
 
2020-05-03 6:02:20 PM  

paranand: Lovecraft Country is one of the best books I've read in the past couple of years. I was legitimately sad when it was over. Matt Ruff is always interesting, and he has implied that the story could go on, which would be very fitting for the HBO format. I'm personally very excited after watching the trailer


Thanks for the recommendation! I just bought the e-book. I look forward to reading it.
 
2020-05-03 6:49:02 PM  

Jerkstorebestseller: We can't stop here! It's Lovecraft country!

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That's not HPL.

That's LSD.

/with a little too much strychnine innit
//ddg rocks
 
2020-05-03 7:05:09 PM  

Flappyhead: born_yesterday: I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.

He was a turn of the century Rhode Island resident.  It probably never occured to him that anything bad happening to white people could possibly be their own fault.


In Lovecraft's world, being of pure blood bought you about 5 extra minutes.

Most of that screaming.
 
2020-05-03 7:06:05 PM  

whosits_112: born_yesterday: I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.

Yeah, but then again, those Italians are creepy, what with their bulging, watery eyes, slimy skin, and barely visible gills.


Those are Sicilians.
 
2020-05-03 7:09:05 PM  

LiveDemo: Eravior: dionysusaur: Mr Peele involved?  YES.

JJ Abrams is also involved? NAH.

Joking aside, I'm hoping the show can overcome the latter's awfulness.

I worked on the project for about 16 months and they were not present in the office or on set. They had a hand in development, but not in the writing, directing or production of the series.


I got to work on the production for one day. It was fun, but it was on the hottest day of summer in GA. I lost 10 pounds that day. So there's my CSB.
 
2020-05-03 7:12:50 PM  

This text is now purple: whosits_112: born_yesterday: I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.

Yeah, but then again, those Italians are creepy, what with their bulging, watery eyes, slimy skin, and barely visible gills.

Those are Sicilians.


Hey, that's racist!

We may drink like fish, but we don't have gills!

/half sicilian
//half scot
 
2020-05-03 7:53:20 PM  
The Innsmouth Look - a motion comic
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2020-05-03 9:36:44 PM  

This text is now purple: whosits_112: born_yesterday: I will never stop finding it funny that his horror was based on his racist fears.  An Italian guy walks down the same side of the street as him and we get The Dunwich Horror.

It's more than a little sad to me that he could imagine a broader, indifferent universe full of horror and death, but still be so small in his own mind as to be a racist.  Never quite making the leap that the real universe has it's own horrors, and they dont care how much melanin you have.

Yeah, but then again, those Italians are creepy, what with their bulging, watery eyes, slimy skin, and barely visible gills.

Those are Sicilians.


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Picture it: Sciliy. 1913. We were headed down the the Temple of Dagon for the Tuesday sacrifice...
 
2020-05-03 10:16:40 PM  

Riotboy: Jar Jar Abrams!?

/I'm out!
//the Disney trilogy is worse than the prequels
///slashies!!!


Holy hot shiat, is that joke tired.

/k, bye
//you have Star Wars fans to thank for that; yeah, you read that right.  Blood is on their hands too; more than you think
///have some more slashies!!!
 
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