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Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country

HBO 2020

The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country - S1E1

#1 - Sundown


Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated from 1629 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E9

#2 - Rewind 1921


Season 1 - Episode 9

With Hippolyta at the helm, Leti, Tic, and Montrose travel to 1921 Tulsa in an effort to save Dee.

The episode was rated from 881 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E8

#3 - Jig-a-Bobo


Season 1 - Episode 8

A distraught Diana finds herself in Captain Lancaster's crosshairs. When a visitor from his past arrives at the boarding house, Atticus and Leti each take steps to protect their future.

The episode was rated from 915 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E6

#4 - Meet Me in Daegu


Season 1 - Episode 6

In the throes of the Korean War, nursing student Ji-Ah crosses paths with a wounded Atticus, who has no recollection of their violent first encounter.

The episode was rated from 1001 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E3

#5 - Holy Ghost


Season 1 - Episode 3

Hoping to mend her relationship with her sister Ruby, Leti turns a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago’s North Side into a boarding house – an endeavor that stokes neighborhood racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house. Meanwhile, Atticus remains burdened by a guilty conscience as George’s wife Hippolyta presses him for the full story of what happened in Ardham.

The episode was rated from 1192 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E4

#6 - A History of Violence


Season 1 - Episode 4

After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic, and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby's disappointment over a squandered job opportunity.

The episode was rated from 1092 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E2

#7 - Whitey's on the Moon


Season 1 - Episode 2

Inexplicably recovered from their terrifying night, Leti and George luxuriate in their new surroundings, while Atticus grows suspicious of their Ardham Lodge hosts – Christina Braithwhite and her elusive father Samuel – who unveil cryptic plans for Atticus’ role in their upcoming “Sons of Adam” ceremony. Later, after Tic, Leti, and George stumble upon a clue that could lead them to Montrose, each takes an unwelcome walk down memory lane.

The episode was rated from 1383 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E5

#8 - Strange Case


Season 1 - Episode 5

After making a devil’s bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus’ pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.

The episode was rated from 1028 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E10

#9 - Full Circle


Season 1 - Episode 10

After uncovering the origins of the Book of Names, the gang heads back to Ardham to cast the ultimate spell.

The episode was rated from 859 votes.

Lovecraft Country - S1E7

#10 - I Am.


Season 1 - Episode 7

Hippolyta's relentless search for answers takes her on a multidimensional journey of self-discovery and Atticus heads to St. Louis to consult an old family friend.

The episode was rated from 952 votes.

Last updated: jul 06, 2022



I didn’t know what to expect when I started watching this. Nothing much happens as the story goes along but somehow is engaging, maybe the simple story playing along, meeting the characters or just simply....good acting.... but by the end of the episode I was stuck to my sofa..... I need more!!!!!


Aside from the out of place (and time) modern rap music, I enjoyed this first episode a lot.


Only the first episode is out thus far but I liked what I saw. Was pretty genius really to use 50s racism as a horror element. I found the sundown town scene tense as hell.


This isn’t lovecraftian at all, don’t get your hopes up. This is more like if old racist America met with a magic cult. However the actors are really what carry this show, it’s better as a character drama than it is as a lovecraftian horror show.


The first episode was ok, but the second and third... this is not Lovecraft.


[spoiler] I was going to give this movie 9/10 BUT the white guy getting shoe in the ahole made this a perfect 10 for me. LMAOL. [/spoiler]


I’m 7 episodes in at the time of writing this and since episode 3 I’ve only had one thing on my mind to say to the writers of this show.... I want whatever you’re smoking.


Every episode it´s getting better


The best horror we’ve had on TV in a long, long time.


Great start, I really enjoy the pilot to the end. Did not feel sleepy for a second watching this. Most of the show I watch can really get flat and boring,most of which as meaning less episodes each season. Let's hope the intensity of this show continues. There was just one scene that I didn't like that didn't fit the time period ,however I will not touch that subject matter at this time. Thumbs up for the pilot.

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