The Ninth Gate (1999)
A book dealer is commissioned by a wealthy occultist to find and validate the remaining copies of “The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows” by seventeenth-century author Aristide Torchia. According to legend, the book is Torchia’s adaptation of an older book written by the Devil himself and purportedly contains the means to ritualistically summon the Devil and, through him, acquire invincibility and immortality.
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Evil Dead focuses on the story five friends, who venture into the Tennessee hills to vacation in an isolated cabin, where the cellar contains the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, an ancient Sumerian text.
The Necronomicon is said to have been written by the Dark Ones, bound in human flesh and inked in blood. It contains prophecies, funerary incantions, and demon resurrection passages.
Rose Elliot, a poet living alone in New York City, finds an ancient book called The Three Mothers. It tells of three evil sisters who rule the world, Mater Suspiriorum (Mother of Sighs), Mater Tenebrarum (Mother of Darkness) and Mater Lachrymarum (Mother of Tears). Using clues provided in the book as a guide, Rose steps into a never-ending nightmare.
The Beyond (1981)
A young woman renovates a hotel in Louisiana, never imagining that it’s built over a gateway to hell. The mystic tome called the Book of Eibon, contains the answers to the nightmare at hand.
The ending scene is absolutely chilling and unforgettable!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night by a spell of a very powerful spellbook.