Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1994)
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as H.P. Lovecraft
as Edward De La Pore
as Jethro De La Pore
as Nancy Gallmore
as Dr. Madden
as Emily Osterman
as Mr. Benedict
as Mrs. Benedict
as Dale Porker
as Emma DeLapoer
as Jethro's Son
as Policeman No. 2
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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.
Several tales of Lovecrafitian horror sewn around a detectives lifting of a copy of the sacred tome. The first vignette around a lost love and a house on a clifftop is wonderfully indicative of the master of horrors grand ideas with some amazing effects work. It's a shame the other segments are simply weak in comparison. Watch the first 30mins for a good time and forget the rest.
I sat through this film for sheer nostalgia... I watched this back in 1996 or 97, and it was one of those crappy movies that just stuck in my mind, so when I saw that it was going to be on one of the movie channels, I decided to watch it and remember a simpler time. A time when I could be entertained by garbage. The Story: It's three short films based on the works of H.P Lovecraft. The first has something to do with a man who feels guilty for the death of his wife. The second is a story of a man who has figured out how to cheat death by killing people and using their spinal fluid. The third, and the most graphic, is about a cop who finds herself below the city being eaten alive by strange alien type creatures that feed off bone marrow. Each story is graphic and violent and will pander to the fans of splatter films... There's nothing of interest here unless you're a die hard fan of Lovecraft... And even then there's very little of interest. The Cast: Why bother? It's not like their good... All the acting is laughable, all the actors are bad, all the characters are lifeless... Everything about this cast is terrible... Although if you ever need a good laugh, I'm sure they'll be happy to "act" for you. One to Five Scale: 1 I had no expectations for this, and even still it was below what is to be expected. Don't watch this unless you're a fan of really really really bad horror movies. Tyler
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