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Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)
"Necronomicon" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  29 July 1994 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Tony Azito ...
Librarian (wraparound)
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Attendant (wraparound)
Brian Yuzna ...
Cabbie (wraparound)
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Maria Ford ...
Clara (part 1)
Peter Jasienski ...
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William Jess Russell ...
Doctor (part 1)
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Bess Meyer ...
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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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From the master of terror comes a chilling tale of unspeakable evil. 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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Brian Yuzna:  cabbie waiting for Lovecraft See more »

Goofs

During the first story "the drowned" Edward De LaPoer is tearing the old library books off the shelves, looking for the necronomicon. The books are covered in dust and cobwebs and have clearly not been disturbed for a long time. But their pages are strangely new and and not in the slightest bit yellowed as one would expect for a collection of very old hardbacks. 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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Referenced in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002) See more »

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Because The Dawn
Written by Daniel Licht and Amy Goldstein
Courtesy of Parallel Fifth Music. BMI
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One of the best horror anthologies I have ever seen!!
8 February 1999 | by (Reading,PA) – See all my reviews

"Necronomicon" is one of the best movie adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft has ever done. it has everything: flying demo bats, long-dead-and-alive people,crazy monks,and of course The Chululu. My favorite part of the story of the film is "The Cold" with my cult favorite versatile British actor David Warner as the OLDER mad doctor who kills people for their spinal fluid,that's the best second anthology of the movie,you should see the ending of it,very awesome! David Warner had done two other movie adaptations of Lovecraft was "Cast A Deadly Spell" and "In The Mouth Of Madness". "Necronomicon" rocks!!!!!!


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