Necronomicon (1993) Online
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...
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Jeffrey Combs||-||H.P. Lovecraft (wraparound)|
|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||-||Jethro's Son (part 1)|
|Denice D. Lewis||-||Emma De Lapoer (part 1)|
|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)|
Director Shûsuke Kaneko did not speak any English at the time of filming his segment with an all American cast.
The fountain pen you see Lovecraft using to make his notes on the Necronomicon is a Sheaffer Calligraphy.
Jeffrey Combs was hesitant about portraying Lovecraft on film. "I don't look like Lovecraft" he commented, but makeup made him look like Lovecraft as best as they could. He also wasn't particularly fond of the direction they went with his rendition. There are shots where the makeup worn by Combs greatly resembles actor Bruce Campbell, right down to the scar on his chin.
At approximately the 37:30 minute mark (during "The Cold") some violin/synth cords are played as a part of the score. This tune is identical to the closing credits music of the TV show Dexter. Daniel Licht composed both scores. Dexter was released 13 years after Necronomicon.
Melinda Clarke was originally offered the role of Sarah.
Brian Yuzna: cabbie waiting for Lovecraft