Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

1994

Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

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Three terrifying stories from one great author are brought to the screen in this anthology. Famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (Jeffrey Combs) peruses the infamous "Book of the Dead" as he flashes back on three of his own stories. In The Cold, Mr. Madden (David Warner) is a scientist who cannot tolerate warm temperatures; when he falls in love with a beautiful woman who lives in the same boarding house, she learns the startling secret behind his condition. The Drowned concerns Edward De La Pore (Bruce Payne), who inherits a dilapidated mansion from his uncle and discovers the horrifying truth about both his family and his new home. And Whispers tells the tale of two policemen who encounter Mr. Benedict (Don Calfa), who is a denizen of a terrifying subterranean community. Necronomicon was produced for European television in 1993, but it did not see an authorized release in the U.S. until 1996.

Cast

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

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Audience Reviews for Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

  • Jul 08, 2012
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2011
    Another horror anthology, another Lovecraft adaptation, keep them coming if they're this good. The first story I liked so much I wondered why they ignored making it into a full-length. The second tale is slightly similar to the first but with less blood and more twists. The third veers off into silliness but the story is interesting. And who's the man reading these tales from an arcane demonic book? The always great Jeffrey Combs. Oozing with nice little stories, gore, atmosphere and some (for its time) good effects and a cameo by a certain someone/thing that will please Lovecraft's fans, 'Necronomicon' is just a fun horror anthology - so don't shut it off when it plays at 2 a.m.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer

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