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How the Necronomicon Works

According to sci-fi lore, if you've read the "Necronomicon," then you might just be teetering on the brink of insanity. Featured in popular culture in TV, film and comics, the book is a fictional creation of author H.P. Lovecraft. Learn more about the mystery behind the "Necronomicon."


Famous Poets Quiz

Famous Poets Quiz

Their powerful prose made lasting statements, both personal and political. Test your knowledge with our famous poets quiz. See more »

The Famous Poems Quiz

The Famous Poems Quiz

Can you match the line of poetry to the poet who wrote it? Test your knowledge of famous poems with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

A Glimpse of the Future: The Science Fiction Authors Quiz

A Glimpse of the Future: The Science Fiction Authors Quiz

Are you a sci-fi fan? Match the science fiction works to their authors with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

From Gothic Gloom to Splatterpunk Gore: The Horror Fiction Quiz

From Gothic Gloom to Splatterpunk Gore: The Horror Fiction Quiz

Horror fiction can range from creepy to downright gruesome. See what you know about made-up worlds of monsters and ghouls by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Rhythm and Rhyme: The Poetry Quiz

Rhythm and Rhyme: The Poetry Quiz

There's a lot more to poetry than just rhyming words. See how much you know about the art form by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Stephen King's 'Misery' Quiz

The Stephen King's 'Misery' Quiz

A successful author's life takes an abject turn when he is imprisoned in a farm house. Quiz yourself on Stephen King's 'Misery' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot' Quiz

The Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot' Quiz

A strangeness overtakes this quite Maine town and all sorts of horrors ensue. Quiz yourself on Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Sometimes Dead Is Better: The 'Pet Sematary' Quiz

Sometimes Dead Is Better: The 'Pet Sematary' Quiz

How much do you remember about the 'Pet Sematary' novel and movie? Try not to get too creeped out while taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Symbols and Secrets: Robert Langdon Books Quiz

Symbols and Secrets: Robert Langdon Books Quiz

Dan Brown's series of books featuring Robert Langdon is widely popular. Test your knowledge of the novels with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Not Ice and Fire: George R.R. Martin's Other Works Quiz

Not Ice and Fire: George R.R. Martin's Other Works Quiz

'A Song of Ice and Fire' may be popular, but George R.R. Martin has many other works. See what you know about them with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »