Famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (Jeffrey Combs) peruses the infamous " Book of the Dead " as he flashes back on three of his own stories. Horror · H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book ' Necronomicon '. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. User Reviews · Full Cast & Crew · Literature · Plot Summary. H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon AKA Necronomicon and Necronomicon: Book of the Dead ( anthology horror film).