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Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)

Necronomicon (original title)
R | | Horror | 29 July 1994 (UK)
H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tony Azito ...
Librarian (wraparound)
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Attendant (wraparound)
Brian Yuzna ...
Cabbie (wraparound)
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Nancy Gallmore (part 1)
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Jethro De Lapoer (part 1)
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Clara (part 1)
Peter Jasienski ...
Jethro's Son (part 1)
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Emma De Lapoer (part 1)
William Jess Russell ...
Doctor (part 1)
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Villager (part 1)
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Emily Osterman (part 2)
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Lena (part 2)
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H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from it, which unfold for our eyes- and his... Written by E. de Vos <vos@dutiws.twi.tudelft.nl>

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To Hell and back. See more »

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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29 July 1994 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon, Book of the Dead  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jeffrey Combs was hesitant about portraying Lovecraft on film. "I don't look like Lovecraft." but makeup made him look like Lovecraft as best as they could. He also wasn't particularly fond of the direction they went with his rendition. There are shots where the makeup worn be Combs greatly resembles the ledgendary Bruce Campbell, right down to the scar on his chin. See more »

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In the story about "The Butcher" that takes place in Philadelphia the two police officers in the opening chase have two different badges. The Male is wearing a LA PD badge. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Benedict: There is one thing I have always maintained. If a man's shoe is dirty, you got to wonder about his sole.
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Soundtracks

Because The Dawn
Written by Daniel Licht and Amy Goldstein
Courtesy of Parallel Fifth Music. BMI
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21 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie was okay, considering Lovecraft's ideas are hard to portray on the screen. Each story stayed true to Lovecraft's horror, though the last was leaning towards the modern version of horror (gory, bloody, etc) The acting was much better than I expected, especially the last story. The sequences with Lovecraft are taking many licenses with his real self, but then again, his real personality doesn't need to be shown to enjoy his stories. I enjoyed the low budget, yet quality, effects as well.

(for the MSTies, watch for the Necronomicon door sequence near the end, amusingly similar)


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