Lovecraftian horror is en vogue, as exemplified by the successes of recent films like Mandy and The Color Out of Space. But H.P. Lovecraft has been influencing horror movies since the inception of cinema. His mythic tome, The Necronomicon, has a prominent role in The Evil Dead franchise, for example–but what exactly is The Necronomicon, and is it real?
One of our favorite UK film critics and academics, Mr. H, explores The Necronomicon in his most recent video essay. Give it a spin embedded at the top of the article!
What do you think of Mr. H’s exploration of The Necronomicon? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.