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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:
Jeffrey Combs ... H.P. Lovecraft (wraparound)
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... Librarian (wraparound)
Juan Fernández ... Attendant (wraparound)
Brian Yuzna ... Cabbie (wraparound)
Bruce Payne ... Edward De Lapoer (part 1)
Belinda Bauer ... Nancy Gallmore (part 1)
Richard Lynch ... Jethro De Lapoer (part 1)
Maria Ford ... Clara (part 1)
Peter Jasienski Peter Jasienski ... Jethro's Son (part 1)
Denice D. Lewis ... Emma De Lapoer (part 1)
William Jess Russell William Jess Russell ... Doctor (part 1)
Vladimir Kulich ... Villager (part 1)
David Warner ... Dr. Madden (part 2)
Bess Meyer ... Emily Osterman (part 2)
Millie Perkins ... Lena (part 2)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

To Hell and back. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

France | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Necronomicon: Book of Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Melinda Clarke was originally offered the role of Sarah. See more »

Goofs

In part 2, the setting was around 1970 or early 1971. As the taxi pulls up, yellow dashed road lines are seen on the road. MUTCD introduced these in the summer of 1971, and were rolled out between 1972 and 1974. On the said road, the modern markings would not have appeared for 2-3 years, so therefore should have been white. 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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Alternate Versions

The German rental tape is cut in most of the gory scenes See more »

Connections

Version of Cool Air (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Because The Dawn
Written by Daniel Licht and Amy Goldstein
Courtesy of Parallel Fifth Music. BMI
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User Reviews

 
So far In the Mouth of Madness is the only film in the Lovecraft tradition worthy of his name
4 June 1999 | by cmossoSee all my reviews

I was at first, very excited about this film due, to the fact that I am a huge fan of H. P. Lovecraft. But after seeing what amounted to a pathetic version of Creepshow, I was very let down. Don't get me wrong, some of the content was worthy enough to be associated with HP, but much of the film was cheesy and not very engrossing. If you wish to see a Lovecraftian style film, check out In the Mouth of Madness. It is INSPIRED by HP, but not related directly to one of his stories.


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