25 best movies about books

With the London Book Fair in full swing, we’ve compiled a compendium of cinema’s best celebrations of the original physical media

The Evil Dead (1981)

When you find a tome with the less-than-promising title of The Book of the Dead, bound in human skin in the basement of a deserted cabin, it's probably not the wisest idea to go flicking through it. And, sure enough, when the text of the book is read aloud (rather cleverly, through the mechanism of a tape recorder) all hell breaks loose. Literally. Fortunately, Bruce Campbell and his chin are on hand to save the day, in Sam Raimi's low-budget horror classic.  

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