The BEST Episodes of Lovecraft Country

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Network: HBO

Based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he meets up with his friend Letitia and his uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.


#1 - Sundown

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 16, 2020

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.

star 8.11
1,078 votes
Directors: Yann Demange
Writers: Misha Green
Holy Ghost

#2 - Holy Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 30, 2020

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.

star 7.78
680 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Misha Green
A History of Violence

#3 - A History of Violence

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 6, 2020

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.

star 7.61
543 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Wes Taylor
Whitey's on the Moon

#4 - Whitey's on the Moon

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 23, 2020

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.

star 7.60
854 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Misha Green
Strange Case

#5 - Strange Case

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 13, 2020

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.

star 7.54
254 votes
Directors: Cheryl Dunye
Writers: Jonathan I. Kidd, Misha Green, Sonya Winton