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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:
... H.P. Lovecraft (wraparound)
Tony Azito ... Librarian (wraparound)
... Attendant (wraparound)
... Cabbie (wraparound)
... Edward De Lapoer (part 1)
... Nancy Gallmore (part 1)
... Jethro De Lapoer (part 1)
... Clara (part 1)
Peter Jasienski ... Jethro's Son (part 1)
... Emma De Lapoer (part 1)
William Jess Russell ... Doctor (part 1)
... Villager (part 1)
... Dr. Madden (part 2)
... Emily Osterman (part 2)
... 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)  »

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

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The fountain pen you see Lovecraft using to make his notes on the Necronomicon is a Sheaffer Calligraphy. 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 »

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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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Because The Dawn
Written by Daniel Licht and Amy Goldstein
Courtesy of Parallel Fifth Music. BMI
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Hang on! It gets better after the awful start.
9 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Like the other horror trilogy I saw recently, "Tales From The Darkside", "Necronomicon" gets progressively better as it goes along. The first story is unspeakably boring, but the second is an improvement (and features a notable performance by David Warner), and the third one comes closer to a convincing depiction/vision of what Hell might look like than perhaps any other horror film ("Hellraiser II", for example). Spectacular gore effects are a highlight throughout. (**)


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