West of Arkham the hills rise wild. There are valleys with deep woods no axe has ever cut. There are dark narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glimpse of sunlight. When I went into the hills and vales to survey for the new reservoir, they told me the place was evil. They told me this in Arkham, and because that is a very old town, full of witch legends, I thought the evil must be something which grandams had whispered to children through centuries. Then I saw the dark westward tangle of glens and slopes for myself and ceased to wonder at anything besides its own elder mystery.
... I have issues with Lovecraft, like most folk. Lovecraft is also a racist and a misogynist, and there were issues which, although we never openly discussed in the context of the film, we wanted to address in the way that we went about adapting it...It's not just Stanley who has a stick up his ass about the views of a man from a very different era. A past award given to genre fiction featured a bust chiseled in Lovecraft's likeness, but it's no more, representing another casualty of the SJW agenda.
There's meant to be palpable sexual tension between Lavinia and the black guy from the start. In one scene, soon after riding off on her stallion, Lavinia reveals to her brother that she finds the black guy cute, and when he appears again, she tugs him along by the hand, leading him to the meteorite—upon entering the house a few minutes later, the mother suggests that her daughter likes the black guy, stating she was practically throwing herself on him. At the table, there is the comparison of processed fast food and a home cooked meal, and she claims to love "mystery meat," a term that's likely a double entendre, for it can refer to food of an unidentifiable source, especially processed, but it can also refer to uncertain racial or ethnic origin, especially if the individual is of mixed race/ethnicity. To depict a man of a different race as a potential love interest and a white female lusting after him would have been revolting to Lovecraft, and this is obviously meant to spite him.
Lovecraft Country, which I'm not very familiar with, is another anti-racist series adapted from a book of the same name, written by a self-hating white bugman/hipster-type Matt Ruff. As far as I know, it's not an adaptation, but it works with Lovecraftian themes in some way.
I hope the dam water that covers will be very deep, but even then, I’ll never drink it. There are only a few of us who remember the strange days now. What touched this place cannot be quantified or understood by human science, or our basic concept, our perception of reality. It was just… a color out of space. A messenger from realms who’s existence stuns the brain and numbs us with the ghost that it throws open before our frenzied eyes.
Unfortunately, this is too close to the actual story of the American water supply, that I can't help but quote this passage and think of how polluted the water is with toxic chemicals, arsenic, lead, fluoride, etc. It's also heavily irradiated. It's really difficult to drink truly good water without a reverse osmosis filter. Plastic water bottles are, of course, laden with tranny hormones and plastic is one of the most serious pollutants and environmental issues of the 20th-21st centuries—far above the climate change hoax, which is built upon a heap of lies, predictive models that are always wrong, and laughable "hockey stick" graphs, etc. Perhaps herein is where the true horror of the film lies—by the end, the big climax is over, and everything seems to have returned to normality, but the water supply continues to make everyone ill and the government is not going to do anything about it.