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Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1994)





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This three-part anthology is based on the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. The first episode, "The Cold," stars David Warner as a "cryptobiologist" who is trying to stop the aging process--at the expense of some unsuspecting victims. In the second story, "The Drowned," a man inherits a motel from his uncle, whose family had been resurrected as demonic sea monsters. The final episode, "Whispers," stars Don Calfa as a flesh-eating, subterranean alien.more
Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Horror
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Brent V. Friedman
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On DVD: Oct 29, 1996
New Line Home Entertainment


Jeffrey Combs
as H.P. Lovecraft
Bruce Payne
as Edward De La Pore
Tony Azito
as Librarian
Juan Fernández
as Attendant
Richard Lynch
as Jethro De La Pore
Belinda Bauer
as Nancy Gallmore
David Warner
as Dr. Madden
Bess Meyer
as Emily Osterman
Don Calfa
as Mr. Benedict
Judith Drake
as Mrs. Benedict
Gary Graham
as Dale Porker
Denice D. Lewis
as Emma DeLapoer
Peter Jasienski
as Jethro's Son
James Paradise
as Policeman
Sebastian White
as Policeman No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's very, very Lovecraftian, and very, very bad.

August 5, 2002
Flipside Movie Emporium

July 25, 2002

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

A fun adaptation of some of Lovecraft's tales related to the Necronomicon but also a very messy movie at that. The most interesting stories are the worse directed and acted and the best talents wasted on the middle story which is too boring and actually, one of Lovecraft's lowest and most uninteresting short stories. A good ride for the fans but overall, too messy and rushed to be truly memorable.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer


This is a nice horror anthology about the things the Necronomicon has seen. If you like Cat's Eye, Tales from the Darkside the movie, or Trick R Treat then I think you would enjoy the Necronomicon.

Jon Fassnacht

We all have heard about this infamous book. So who among us has seen the movie. Well I just watched and wasn't too disappointed. It's a movie about H. P. Lovecraft reading stories from the necronomicon. Pro's: The acting is good, direction also good, and the effects are really well used. Con's: Well there's not many cons, so I'll just say this. The stories they selected aren't stories you would know off the top of your head. If they are indeed Lovecraft stories at all. I'm unsure, but that's about it. Oh, the timeline seems to jump around a lot. I'm not sure if this intentional to say that the book exists forever or if they didn't think we would mind. I don't really mind it, but it does tend to make pinning down the timelines a little difficult. So pick it up, Jeffery Combs stars as Lovecraft. So if your a fan (as I am) he does a good job with the little scenes he's given.

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