Last week we squirmed through the birth of a demon cow baby, saw Atticus’s, uh, forbidden snake and survived evil cultists using dark sorcery to open the garden of eden–yes, THAT garden of eden.
This week we somehow descended even further into the brilliant insanity of “Lovecraft Country” that didn’t take long to swerve off the rails after Leti acquires the Winthrop House in Chicago’s very white and very racist suburbs.
Determined to make it a boarding house for Black families in the dangerously racist neighborhood, she fixes up the spooky mansion (that she bought with money she believes she inherited from her deceased mother) that’s haunted by the malevolent spirit Horatio Winthrop who experimented on kidnapped Black folks.
And when we say haunted, we mean HAUNTED haunted. HELL NAWL haunted. Look at it!
With splashes of inspiration from classic Horror films like “The Poltergeist,” the eerie episode spirals into an unsettling place when Atticus and Leti team up with a witch doctor to make contact with the tormented spirits who were murdered in the house.
At this point, we should be used to the show’s supernatural shenanigans that get more stressful by the episode with this week’s un-seeable something being a spirit with a baby head on a basketball player body.
And that’s exactly why the show works as a Horror-Fantasy-Drama, Supernatural Thriller and symbolic 1950s period piece stuffed with all sorts of perfectly placed Easter eggs.
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