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Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)

Necronomicon (original title)
R | | Horror | 29 July 1994 (UK)
Lovecraft visualizes 3 stories in Necronomicon: The Drowned, The Cold and Whispers, about bringing a dead wife and child back to life, extending life and aliens.

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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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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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France | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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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Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) 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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User Reviews

 
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21 June 2004 | by emilitaSee 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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