Films featuring arcane tomes, books, scrolls, tablets, and other ancient documents.
Generally, this will take the form of a fairly generic Necronomicon Ex-Mortis under various names used for summoning demons and opening portals and whatnot, or even one of the classic big-name Mythos Tomes used for similar reasons or just for atmosphere, but not necessarily (the film The Ninth Gate (1999 film) features books in a more subtle and allegorical sense, for example).
Trivia: Bibliophobia is a fear of books; xenoglossophobia is a fear of foreign or dead languages; wiccaphobia is a fear of witches and witchcraft; rhabdophobia is a fear of magic or magicians (the word refers to a magic wand or staff; the term can also refer to a fear of being struck or beaten with a rod or staff; victims who are afraid of magic are typically afraid of a specific type of magic - illusion or stage magic, for example, or sorcery, or shock/geek/bizarre magic such as sword-swallowing or resting on a bed of nails); thaumatophobia is a fear of miracles; theologicophobia is a fear of theology; cryptophobia is a fear of secrets and hidden knowledge; papyrophobia is a fear of paper; chronophobia is a fear of time (perhaps the time that a very ancient book implies); graphophobia is a fear of writing or handwriting; sophophobia, epistemophobia, and gnosiophobia are respectively fears of learning, knowledge, and wisdom; numerophobia or arithmophobia is the fear of numbers and equations; symbolophobia is the fear of symbolism.
Pages in category "Film:Tomes"
The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total.
- Dark Waters (1993 film)
- Darkness (2002 film)
- De Vermis Mysteriis (1999 short)
- De Vermis Mysteriis (2006 short)
- De Vermis Mysteriis (2014 short)
- Dead and Buried (1981 film)
- Dead Birds (2004 film)
- The Devil Rides Out (1968 film)
- Devil's Rock (2011 film)
- Die, Monster, Die! (1965 film)
- The Drowned (1993 short)