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The Biggest Differences Between HBO’s Lovecraft Country and Matt Ruff’s Book

Spoiler warning: The following story contains spoilers for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. HBO’s new series Lovecraft Country is based upon the book of the same name by Matt Ruff, which was released in 2016. Showrunner Misha Green says Ruff’s book was “a beautiful jumping-off point” for the series. Here are all the biggest changes, and points… Read More »

The True Myth of ‘El Cuco,’ the Monster in HBO’s The Outsider

HBO’s The Outsider introduced “El Cuco” (sometimes “El Coco”) in episode 4. The myth has Spanish origins—El Cuco is similar to the boogeyman. Here’s what the myth might mean for the series. In a typically terrifying Stephen King fashion, The Outsider, moving away from scientific explanation, introduced ‘El Cuco,’ a shape-shifting monster and force of… Read More »