8. Mai 0 Comments. necronomicon book of the dead (). 2. Aug. H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon OT:Necronomicon. ca. USA So gaben sich hier Brian. Jun 27, necronomicon book of the dead (). 2. Aug. H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon OT: Necronomicon. ca. USA So gaben sich hier Brian Yuzna ("Return. Ergebnissen 1 - 6 von 6 H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon, Book of the Dead. H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book.
His dark and repulsive style is shown abundantly in this tale. Despite its dark and creepiness, this is, unfortunately, the weakest of the three tales.
This tale is also the goriest and most horrifying of the three, and its lack of a coherent plot is most definitely its downfall. The film is finished off with the conclusion to the wraparound tale, which stars Jeffrey Combs.
The conclusion feels rather rushed, and is something of a rip-off of the ending of the first tale. Necronomicon is not essential viewing, or even recommended viewing; but if you just want a film that will entertain you for 90 minutes, then you could do a lot worse.
Like the other horror trilogy I saw recently, "Tales From The Darkside", "Necronomicon" gets progressively better as it goes along.
Spectacular gore effects are a highlight throughout. I was at first, very excited about this film due, to the fact that I am a huge fan of H. But after seeing what amounted to a pathetic version of Creepshow, I was very let down.
If you wish to see a Lovecraftian style film, check out In the Mouth of Madness. I enjoyed the low budget, yet quality, effects as well.
Mediocre and misses the mark dementia13 24 January Those who try, usually introduce elements that distract from the true flavor and atmosphere of the stories.
But if you want a good horror film or a good adaptation of H. Woodyanders 25 August Well, this trio of truly terrifying tales does the master full justice, combining both supremely sepulchral midnight-in-the-graveyard moodiness and jump-out-at-you startling straightforward shocks with often genuinely frightening results.
First yarn, "The Drowned" - Wealthy Bruce Payne inherits a crumbling old seaside hotel that unbeknown to Payne has a foul carnivorous demon residing in the murky basement.
Second vignette, "The Cold" - Sweet young runaway Bess Myer rents a room at a shabby apartment with a lonely, reclusive scientist movingly played by David Warner residing on the weirdly freezing top floor.
When Myer befriends the sad, fragile Warner she learns that he has discovered the secret of immortality, which not surprisingly comes at an especially terrible price: Warner can only remain alive by constant fresh injections of human spinal fluid!
Third and most gruesome anecdote, "Whispers" - Gung-ho female cop Signy Coleman and her more sensible partner Obba Babatunde stumble across the dark, dank and forbidding underground lair of these ancient subterranean monsters with a voracious appetite for bone marrow.
Barely recognizable under heavy make-up which makes him resemble a gaunt Bruce Campbell, Combs simply shines in a role he was seemingly destined to portray.
A superior horror anthology. Goreripper 26 June The second feature is a somewhat more coherent version of "Cool Air" which is more or less true to the original, though featuring a female lead along with a typically wonderful performance from David Warner.
By the end of this piece I had no idea what was going on! In the meantime, Jeffrey Coombs hams it up as usual in a series of linking cut scenes portraying HP meddling with arcane tomes in a bizarre temple or something--William Castle, eat your heart out!
A very hit and miss affair that fails to interpret Lovecraft even more spectacularly than most of the others before it.
Good props, good music, good scenery, good lighting and competent actors with Jeffrey Combs at the helm of the wrap around make this movie worth watching.
The main plot is kept delightfully simple - H. Lovecraft goes to a monastery library to catch a forbidden glimpse of the Necronomicon. He steals the key to a gated chamber where he finds a safe containing the Necronomicon; setting off a mysterious mechanism that apparently locks him inside.
He then sits at the table; flip open his writing tablet and rather than copying pages, he proceeds to write three stories inspired by the fishy effervescence of alien magic contained therein.
Not for the character, but for the viewer. Family and procreation in Lovecraft stories were at best only relevant in terms of interbreeding with aliens shadow over innsmouth ; at worse a social mechanism that has the capacity to de-evolve humans into violent primates lurking fear.
Lovecraft made no bones about it - the family that stays together, gets strange together. You have one character that is a perpetually pregnant woman; and another character that is bargaining to continue her pregnancy to save her own life.
Perhaps the producers of this movie should have considered how these elements would affect the female half of the audience rather than just hoping everyone would "get it.
Also, a horror movie is probably the worst place to try to send an anti-abortion message; and certainly not from aliens that drink human bone marrow like a milkshake.
I wanted to give this a 10 out of 10, as they did a great job with what they had to work with. For me, the ideal Lovecraft movie would not only accurately express his literary vision; but in such a way that the mainstream audience can understand it too.
Carycomic 17 October Richard Lynch was brilliant, as the sea captain who goes temporarily insane with grief.
And, David Warner was absolutely convincing as the true-love-starved immortal, ultimately betrayed by his over-possessive housekeeper.
The third one, though? The only thing truly Lovecraftian about it was the small touch of Negrophobia in it.
Just read "Call of Cthulu! I guess, in all fairness, that my final score for this movie boils down to: Classic Splatter Gore-Girl 16 May When you see a classic splatter movie like this, you really appreciate the genius of Special FX artists like Screaming Mad George, who worked on this film.
What has happened in the past 10 years?? Now I am a big, big fan of H. Lovecraft, and have quite a few films based on his mythology. This one is really quite excellent, with an amazing impersonation of Herbert by Jeffrey Combs, many other genre-favourite actors, and some very disturbing imagery indeed!
Lovecraft has ever done. Could have been better, could have been worse. It follows a Woman who recently moved to Boston, only to discover the apartment above holds a nasty secret.
The third, which I found terrifyingly, has a female cop and her partner apprehends a suspect into a factory, only to discover something nightmarish waiting for them within.
The wraparound story follows HP Lovecraft reading these tales, found in the Necronomicon. I have very mixed feelings about this film.
The only thing note-worthy in this segment is the presence of David Warner Titanic who, as usual, gives an excellent performance.
Too bad the rest of the segment sucked. The third, in my opinion, was creepy, bizarre, and terrifying. Signy Coleman gives an excellent performance as Sarah, a female police officer stuck in, well, uh Or something like it.
Loaded with style, gore, strong effects Some weak stop-motion notwithstanding , and lots os sick and crazy images, This is easily the best If least Lovecraftian of the bunch.
I Guess the last Segment and the Wrap-around story are really the highlights. The performances, as I mentioned before, were Above Average.
Screaming Mad George, one of the most talented and underrated effects artists of all time, cooks up plenty of gore and creatures, many of which are very imaginative The giant, one-eyed, tentacle-flinging monster at the end of the first segment was especially impressive and well realized with the low-budget the film was clearly made upon.
The film is overall decent but the slow-moving first segment and the atrocious second made it much, much less entertaining that it could have been.
My rating for "Necronomicon" He goes into the forbidden section containing a certain book. Which of course are shown graphically within the film.
Jeffrey combs was the perfect candid for this film being a HP Diva. Thom-P 9 August Neither the slick production values, half-decent creature-effects nor the presence of the great Jeffrey Combs as H.
Lovecraft are enough to overcome a basically dull plot, or should I say plots as there are four short stories rolled into one here and all of them are quite forgettable.
Plenty of slimy beasts and a few scantily-clad lovelies amount to little more than an uninspired movie that would have been better left unmade.
Attempts to illustrate the alluded-to but barely observed horror of most of the genre tend to fail because the substance is not generally visual.
It is a state of mind. Lovecraft paints a picture of terrified paranoia where the haunted protagonist is alone in what he sees, trapped in the inability to communicate the reality of his dire predicament except by rambling about shunned this and forbidden that It is rarely possible to get inside the head of the victim to see what he sees, because stripped of its "out of the corner of your eye" fleeting impression playing on your mind quality, it also tends to get stripped of its horror and become fairly standard Gothic, splatter or just camp.
Reanimator is a fine case of camp. Dunwich Horror is Gothic.. The only superlative translation, in my opinion, is Dagon, a fairly close following of The Shadow Over Innesmouth, as I recall.
I think that Necronomicon - NOT "the book of the dead" but more properly "the book of dead names" or a similar near translation - is a film that attempts to look behind the veil rather than standing in a panic contemplating the veil itself.
In doing this, it runs all sorts of risks and I believe that it largely succeeds. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
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Based on the H. Lovecraft story of the same name, a folklorist investigates reports of unusual creatures in Vermont only to uncover more than he bargained for.
While being led away, some re-agent While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. A man sells his soul to the devil in order to gain superpowers and avenge the brutal death of his girlfriend.
When he realizes that the price is the soul of his new love interest, he turns on the devil. After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely.
A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from it, which unfold for our eyes- and his I was at first, very excited about this film due, to the fact that I am a huge fan of H.
But after seeing what amounted to a pathetic version of Creepshow, I was very let down. If you wish to see a Lovecraftian style film, check out In the Mouth of Madness.
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