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H.P. Lovecraft's: Necronomicon (1993) - Brian Yuzna, Christophe Gans, and Shusuke Kaneko

H.P. Lovecraft is a true horror icon in every sense of the word. His timeless classics can be told to generation after generation and still be entertaining and wonderful. His legacy lives on through directors/writers like John Carpenter, Stuart Gordon, Stephen King, Brian Yuzna, Christophe Gans, and Shusuke Kaneko. Jeffery Combs has proven to be the quintessential Lovecraftian actor and rightly has a proper seat in this film. The stories selected are fantastic and they serve this movie very well. The whole concept of bringing different directors together to tell Lovecraft stories really interests me and I hope it would interest you too.  

The film is broken into multiple stories with a wraparound story to hold it together. Jeffery Combs plays H.P. Lovecraft who is doing research on his stories? Combs apparently didn't enjoy his portrayal but I think he does pretty well. Lovecraft stays late at one of these elaborate mausoleum-type libraries that are open apparently twenty-four hour…