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(Den Of Geek)   The long evil history of The Necronomicon, from its mad Arabian poet author wandering the ruins of Babylon to this week's Evil Dead remake   (denofgeek.com) divider line 64
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2013-04-03 08:02:21 AM
Remember, you must say the words precisely!

KLAATU! BARATA! N(*phone ringing*)...

hang on, I'll be right back.
 
2013-04-03 08:11:47 AM
Lovecraft's original use of it is certainly the most menacing and foreboding.
 
2013-04-03 08:13:45 AM
Iä!
 
2013-04-03 08:15:07 AM
It was translated by Simon, and he likes to do draw-rings.

/had the paperback "work" when I was a kid.
 
2013-04-03 08:22:18 AM
Why so long in the face, H.P.?
www.fandor.com
 
2013-04-03 08:35:30 AM
I had an English professor in college who claimed to own a copy of the Necronomicon.  He was a Brown alum who used to live in that area.  One of the best professors I have ever had.

/Found him!   http://www.hartwick.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/arts-and-humaniti e s/english-home/faculty/cody
 
2013-04-03 08:41:45 AM
Nickel, necktie, nectar......definitely an N word
 
2013-04-03 08:43:51 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: definitely an N word


WHAT!? Dude! Not cool!

just kidding, I remember that scene
 
2013-04-03 08:44:40 AM
Gonna need a shotgun and Elder sign.
 
2013-04-03 08:45:47 AM

Mouthoy: I had an English professor in college who claimed to own a copy of the Necronomicon.  He was a Brown alum who used to live in that area.  One of the best professors I have ever had.

/Found him!   http://www.hartwick.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/arts-and-humaniti e s/english-home/faculty/cody


It is a fictional book, pure fantasy from the mind of Lovecraft.
 
2013-04-03 08:46:02 AM
The next one of you PRIMATES that even touches me... BOOM!
 
2013-04-03 08:47:27 AM

Mouthoy: I had an English professor in college who claimed to own a copy of the Necronomicon.  He was a Brown alum who used to live in that area.  One of the best professors I have ever had.

/Found him!   http://www.hartwick.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/arts-and-humaniti e s/english-home/faculty/cody


I have a copy of the Necromomicon......got it from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Necronomicon-Simon/dp/0380751925
 
2013-04-03 08:49:02 AM

verbaltoxin: Lovecraft's original use of it is certainly the most menacing and foreboding.


I found Stephen King's short story, "Jerusalem's Lot" really scary.
 
2013-04-03 08:52:13 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-03 08:57:25 AM

LargeCanine: Gonna need a shotgun and Elder sign.


Don't forget to save the last shell for yourself.
 
2013-04-03 08:57:52 AM

gopher321: verbaltoxin: Lovecraft's original use of it is certainly the most menacing and foreboding.

I found Stephen King's short story, "Jerusalem's Lot" really scary.


Is that the one where the Rabbi gets nailed to some lumber and turned into yard art, only to come back to life three days later with a whole new outlook on the world?
 
2013-04-03 09:10:17 AM

Vodka Zombie: gopher321: verbaltoxin: Lovecraft's original use of it is certainly the most menacing and foreboding.

I found Stephen King's short story, "Jerusalem's Lot" really scary.

Is that the one where the Rabbi gets nailed to some lumber and turned into yard art, only to come back to life three days later with a whole new outlook on the world?


No it's set in the 1800s (I believe) and deals with 'the worm'.  It's very lovecraftian.
 
2013-04-03 09:15:16 AM
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
 
2013-04-03 09:15:33 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-03 09:20:12 AM

LargeCanine: Gonna need a shotgun and Elder sign.


Damn it. Now I need to go find a copy of Elder Signs and a GameCube...

That game needs a sequel. Though multi-color magic killed the fear-factor on the second play through.
 
2013-04-03 09:20:50 AM
I have both movies in the special Necronomicon release...

I'm seriously not happy that the rubber/latex skin used is completely falling apart on both of them, simply due to age.
 
2013-04-03 09:22:10 AM
i.imgur.com
best dvd case ever.
 
2013-04-03 09:24:31 AM

strangeguitar: It was translated by Simon, and he likes to do draw-rings.

/had the paperback "work" when I was a kid.


karnal: I have a copy of the Necromomicon......got it from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Necronomicon-Simon/dp/0380751925


I prefer the Donald Tyson version.

http://www.amazon.com/Necronomicon-The-Wanderings-Alhazred-Series/dp /0 738706272
 
2013-04-03 09:25:31 AM
"Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."
 
2013-04-03 09:28:28 AM
Just watched an episode last night of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, of all things.  The episode was set in Egypt and featured the Necronomicon.
 
2013-04-03 09:31:47 AM

give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."


You may be heartened to know that the ultimate plan is to make one more film in the Evil Dead remake series, one more film in the Ash series, and then a final film that ties them all together.
 
rpm
2013-04-03 09:35:05 AM

Deneb81: Damn it. Now I need to go find a copy of Elder Signs and a GameCube...

That game needs a sequel. Though multi-color magic killed the fear-factor on the second play through.


What game are you talking about? Not finding anything called Elder Signs on GCN, just the dice game ported to Android / iPhones. Do you mean Eternal Darkness?
 
2013-04-03 09:36:41 AM

bongmiester: [24.media.tumblr.com image 450x353]


Hey - you got Science Fiction on my Horror.
 
2013-04-03 09:37:10 AM

give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."


I kind of feel the same way. I wish they could have just set something in that universe without calling it a rebooting of the original.

In other words, make something that stands alone that doesn't dilute the source material.
 
2013-04-03 09:38:21 AM
Coming forth by day?
 
2013-04-03 09:38:30 AM

rpm: Deneb81: Damn it. Now I need to go find a copy of Elder Signs and a GameCube...

That game needs a sequel. Though multi-color magic killed the fear-factor on the second play through.

What game are you talking about? Not finding anything called Elder Signs on GCN, just the dice game ported to Android / iPhones. Do you mean Eternal Darkness?


Yes, that's it. Got it confused with the board game Elder Signs. And trying NOT to type elder scrolls because of a Skyrim play through.
 
2013-04-03 09:42:07 AM

TheOriginalEd: [i.imgur.com image 403x403]
best dvd case ever.


That doesn't look like a bowling ball that has The Big Lebowski in it....
 
2013-04-03 09:44:57 AM
FTA: Lovecraft always danced around the specifics of the Necronomicon's
appearance, but the fact that it could be found on the shelves of the
British Museum or the fictional Miskatonic University in Arkham suggests
that Lovecraft probably didn't have roughly-stitched human dermis in
mind.


At The University of Alabama, there is a copy of the Bible written in German, bound in human skin.
 
2013-04-03 09:45:09 AM

Vodka Zombie: give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."

I kind of feel the same way. I wish they could have just set something in that universe without calling it a rebooting of the original.

In other words, make something that stands alone that doesn't dilute the source material.


Like I sort of said in a previous post, rumor has it that that's exactly what this is.
Also, as far as I'm concerned, "Drag Me To Hell" is also set in the same universe.  I mean, there's no official statement from Raimi or Campbell to that effect, but it fits pretty damn well.
 
2013-04-03 09:50:39 AM

karnal: Mouthoy: I had an English professor in college who claimed to own a copy of the Necronomicon.  He was a Brown alum who used to live in that area.  One of the best professors I have ever had.

/Found him!   http://www.hartwick.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/arts-and-humaniti e s/english-home/faculty/cody

I have a copy of the Necromomicon......got it from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Necronomicon-Simon/dp/0380751925


Oh god, there's reviews.
PLEASE! For The Love Of Nhl'Lopeolo'oleo'o Don't Take This Book Lightly!

I vow by the drooping g'roin-beard of Ghor'horsh'tok that this book is not the joke it seems! Absolutely! I can shew the truth by illustrating to you this cautionary tale which really, truly came to pass!

My cousin's nephew's next door neighbor's babysitter's pastor's friend's dermatologist's dogsitter's ballet teacher's son tried to summon the pox spirit on page 667 on this book, and perished of dripping nipple disease only nine years later! Even the intervention of several specialists from Miskatonic University failed to loosen the bronze stylus which has begun to extrude from his nostrils and other orifices, and the truth was apparent to all who knew him that the Curse of Bog-Dall-All-Na had claimed yet another morbid curiosity seeker who made the mistake of thinking this book----I dare, I DARE not write its name----was but a joke. It is not. Verily, verily, it is not, and upon these facts can I shew this.

Fact the First: Bosh-Shan-na-Na-na was seen in the vicinity of Yonkers, New York three nights after my aunt's masseuse's chauffer's milkman's daughter's pool cleaner-cum-fantasy football coach recited the "Secure Topheavy Girlfriend" chant on page twelve-hundred-forty-three of this book ----I dare not commit its title to the page!

Fact the Twenty-second: Queen Victoria herself is known to have kept a copy of this book ---I dare not name it!---beside her bed at Balmoral and referred to it often during her Scottish sojourns. We all know the terrible fate of this bosomy dwarf. She died! Yes! At age eighty-two she died!

Fact One-hundred: It is known that merely tracing one's fingertips over the ritual-symbol inscribed upon page four hundred four, paragrpah H- Subsection fourteen-M-dash-7 produces a tingling sensation that eventually leads to a leprosy-like condition called Er'Ho-Monny-mOh-nny Syndrome. Its most famous victim was noted Zombie Metal Guitarist Skip "Black Mamba" Svendersven, whose career as one of Sweden's most impressive guitarists was tragically cut short when his fingertips came loose in a concert in Albania.

Please, by all the toe-ringed fettohunds in Frosh-N'u-Buew-rororor, do not disregard this sincere warning. I speak from experience, having "played" with this book in high school in order to give cramps to Heather Scrum, a total bvetch, and instead she died of bloat five days later. I sent her to her doom merely to avenge her boyfriend stealing, undergarment snapping and assorted snideness, and now atone by making it my mission to caution others to please please please please please please please plaese please please please please please please please please please please please please not buy this book except for legitimate purposes like summoning the Bismal imp to restore gastrointestinal harmony unto Rhellorbella-Lo'Ha-Ham ShdRath, the Visigranthus of Tumphelluth.

R'ha! R'hal dithnupullis-hum!

For a complete list of legitimate uses of this book, please make use of my notes below:

It:

fixes warts

removes curses cast on a day ending in "w"

Restires sanity to those gazed upon by Y'margalle-HoThopereth, the jellyfish ghoul of P'rath.

Empties sand from the vessels of lower butterfly smiles

sharpens knives

Improves TV reception

Translates scrolls found in the cavern wherein lie the whitened bones of the Buvul'weavy.

Sweetens breath.

Stabilizes roaming husbands.

I have written this treatise as a caution. Please heed it and you will live out your days spared some of the oppressive torment that even now accompanies the return of the EldEr GoDs who read my thoughts and

R'hallzar! Bleath! Bleath! Hzekk! Buythefg!

try to steal my sanity ere the day of their beckoning arises when all mankind shalltrembleand

D'thur gaxxthuy! Y'allghulpsh, mkellor!eyfh Helzeth-helzeth't'ggzh-poaLipe!

I cannot control my fingers

All hail the Old Ones! They come

to seize the world

gloryglory i fade I pass
 
2013-04-03 09:51:01 AM

give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."


Yeah, but Ash wasn't "Ash" until Evil Dead 2. In Evil Dead he was just the guy that happened to survive.
 
2013-04-03 09:54:56 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."

Yeah, but Ash wasn't "Ash" until Evil Dead 2. In Evil Dead he was just the guy that happened to survive.


And was mostly called "Ashley".

Seriously, who names their son "Ashley"?
 
2013-04-03 09:59:36 AM

Dr. Whoof: Tyrone Slothrop: give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."

Yeah, but Ash wasn't "Ash" until Evil Dead 2. In Evil Dead he was just the guy that happened to survive.

And was mostly called "Ashley".

Seriously, who names their son "Ashley"?


What about the boy named Sue?
 
2013-04-03 10:30:49 AM

Dr. Whoof: Tyrone Slothrop: give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."

Yeah, but Ash wasn't "Ash" until Evil Dead 2. In Evil Dead he was just the guy that happened to survive.

And was mostly called "Ashley".

Seriously, who names their son "Ashley"?


Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes of Twelve Oaks?
 
2013-04-03 10:39:32 AM

Mouthoy: I had an English professor in college who claimed to own a copy of the Necronomicon.  He was a Brown alum who used to live in that area.  One of the best professors I have ever had.

/Found him!   http://www.hartwick.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/arts-and-humaniti e s/english-home/faculty/cody


I don't see what his skin color has to do with anything...
 
2013-04-03 10:43:46 AM

Dr. Whoof: Tyrone Slothrop: give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."

Yeah, but Ash wasn't "Ash" until Evil Dead 2. In Evil Dead he was just the guy that happened to survive.

And was mostly called "Ashley".

Seriously, who names their son "Ashley"?


Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes?
 
2013-04-03 10:44:27 AM

give me doughnuts: Dr. Whoof: Tyrone Slothrop: give me doughnuts: "Remake." Feh!

No Ash; no "Evil Dead."

Yeah, but Ash wasn't "Ash" until Evil Dead 2. In Evil Dead he was just the guy that happened to survive.

And was mostly called "Ashley".

Seriously, who names their son "Ashley"?

Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes of Twelve Oaks?


DAMMIT!
 
2013-04-03 11:14:18 AM
 
2013-04-03 11:16:34 AM
No mention of the Goetia and the Lesser Key of Solomon?  No hints towards John Dee and the Book of Enoch?

I understand this article was about the fictional history of a work of fiction, but why not mention at least of few of those ancient and modern texts that provide the framework?
 
2013-04-03 11:22:04 AM
vudukungfu:
PLEASE! For The Love Of Nhl'Lopeolo'oleo'o Don't Take This Book Lightly!

I vow by the drooping g'roin-beard of Ghor'horsh'tok that this book is not the joke it seems! Absolutely! I can shew the truth by illustrating to you this cautionary tale which really, truly came to pass!


That's one helluva post, dude.

/I'll finish reading it sometime today.....
//Anyone who references Bowzer and the Boyz gets props
 
2013-04-03 11:40:46 AM
FTFA: ... blur the lines between fiction and reality - just as found-footage movies do in modern horror cinema.

No, they don't.
 
2013-04-03 11:48:35 AM
This book carries forth the lovecraftian mythos nicely.
i43.tower.com
 
2013-04-03 12:21:40 PM

browneye: Just watched an episode last night of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, of all things.  The episode was set in Egypt and featured the Necronomicon.


Well, makes sense, as Sam Raimi produced and Bruce Campbell is an often-guest.
 
2013-04-03 12:36:45 PM

Vodka Zombie: gopher321: verbaltoxin: Lovecraft's original use of it is certainly the most menacing and foreboding.

I found Stephen King's short story, "Jerusalem's Lot" really scary.

Is that the one where the Rabbi gets nailed to some lumber and turned into yard art, only to come back to life three days later with a whole new outlook on the world?


I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!
 
2013-04-03 12:42:16 PM
That writer has no idea how to use a comma. Good lord.
 
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