CODICES: Two of the Strangest Books You Probably Didn’t Know Existed.

CODECIES

When I was younger, I was (and still am) a fan of horror films and fiction.  One reoccurring theme that periodically arose while reading and watching the horror genre was the notion that somewhere was a powerful and macabre book of demonic spells called the Necronomicon.

Not until adulthood did I learn of its fictional basis.  In 1924 the renown writer, H.P. Lovecraft wrote a short story called The Hound, in which the Necronomicon was first mentioned.  It became a recurring theme in some of Lovecraft’s subsequent novels thereafter.  Countless horror writers and filmmakers have capitalized and expanded on the thought of a book that could unleash unspeakable horrors. Continue reading

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