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Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)

Necronomicon (original title)
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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From the master of terror comes a chilling tale of unspeakable evil. 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 | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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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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Trivia

Melinda Clarke was originally offered the role of Sarah. 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 »

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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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Combs Chin Horror
26 January 2002 | by Catleo_99See all my reviews

A movie based on HP Lovecraft's fascination of the Necronomicon (The Book of dead names). It begins with HP (Jeffrey Combs [including, fake chin]) entering a library (belonging to an order/cult of monks). He goes into the forbidden section containing a certain book. Unknown to its keeper(s) HP opens the book obtaining inspiration from it's pages, then writes down the following stories: The Rats in the Walls, Cool Air and The Whisperer in Darkness. Which of course are shown graphically within the film.

A lovely and well-presented movie, though it reject's then places in certain details onto HP's stories. Jeffrey combs was the perfect candid for this film being a HP Diva. A definite 8/10


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