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