Bound in human flesh and inked in blood the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is a book of magic based on the Necronomicon of Lovecraftian Cthulhu mythology. According to Lovecraft, the book was written in the early 8th century by the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred. Roughly translated as "The Book of the Dead" this tome should never be read out-loud under any circumstances. the law inscribed can only be described as evil and its inscribed incantations are able to bring ancient evil from alternate dimensions and resurrect demons.
The book contains a passage that can resurrect the recently deceased and even raise an army of undead solders. The Deadites, as they are known, possess corpses and can spread the 'infection' to other humans through contact. The Necronomicon is the antagonist and responsible for creating the pain in Ashley J. Williams life. The book contains many other spells, including one of mind transference. The book can also allow its wielder to reflect spells back against an attacker.