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The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise by Ron Riekki and Jeffrey A. Sart...

Michigan director Sam Raimi in 1981 with a tiny budget and main actor Bruce Campbell shot the story of a powerful ancient book and the consequences of citing from it aloud in the Tennessee woods. The horror movie The Evil Dead was first presented at the Cannes festival in 1982 (where Stephen King praised its […]

Terrifying Texts. Essays on Books of Good and Evil in Horror … by C. J. Miller and A. B. Van Riper (

There is hardly a book more popular to occultists or the genre of horror movies than the Necronomicon. It is filled with spells, runes and various texts to summon demons, spirits and further otherworldly creatures (what actually makes it a so-called “grimoire”). The tales surrounding this fabricated text – that only was published as a […]