In Lovecraft Country’s First Trailer, American Racism Is The Ultimate Eldritch Abomination

In Lovecraft Country’s First Trailer, American Racism Is The Ultimate Eldritch Abomination
George Black, Letitia Dandridge, and Atticus Black witnessing something horrific. (Image: HBO)

Oftentimes when we dive into horrific stories full of otherworldly monsters, we do so in order to escape the all-too-real demons that haunt us here in the real world, but in the first trailer for HBO’s new adaptation of Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country, the racist evils that shaped American culture are realised as quite literal monsters that will get you if you aren’t careful.

Lovecraft Country premieres on HBO this August.