I’m a librarian and therefore it’s only natural that I have a certain fondness for books. Here’s my tribute to the eldritch tomes that appear in the horror genre.
1. The 9th Gate
A book dealer is commissioned by a wealthy occultist to find and validate the remaining copies of a book said to be co-written by Satan himself.
2. The Evil Dead
The Book of the Dead – not recommended for late night reading.
3. The Others
Grace discovers a photo album full of pictures of the dead – an actual practice in Victorian times as a way of remembering loved ones.
The book of the Three Mothers – nothing but trouble.
5. Hocus Pocus
“Boooo-OOOOOOK!” If you didn’t read that in Winifred’s voice, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.
6. The Shining
7. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
I am still a little heartbroken that this show was cancelled after two seasons, but you should watch it because it’s hilarious and awesome.
Harker should have paid more attention to those superstitious peasants.
9. In the Mouth of Madness
Do you read Sutter Kane?
10. The Haunted Palace
This list would be woefully lacking without at least one appearance of the Necronomicon, seen here in the sounds-like-Poe-but-is-actually-Lovecraft Vincent Price vehicle, The Haunted Palace.