The official Facebook page for the upcoming remake of "The Evil Dead" has posted some interesting pictures of the film's Necronomicon Ex Mortis.
I really like the cover treatment, which seems to be a far more realistic take on the "bound in human flesh" trope. The face adornment on the original trilogy props always looked cheesy. For the kind of movies they are that isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the remake seems to be taking a more realistic approach. The only thing that seems odd is how thin the book appears to be.
Here are two of the interior pages. The artworks seems okay, but not particularly memorable. If you right click and open up the picture in a new tab you can get a more detailed view of the prop's construction details. From the visible corner seam in the lower left hand side it looks as though the cover is a latex skin folded over mounting boards. Based on the staining of the pages I would guess that the text block was sewn together and then stained by dunking the whole thing in tea or diluted ink. The deckled edges of the paper look like they're also the product of distressing the text block as a whole. Those rough but even edges probably come from clamping the pages down and using sandpaper or a wire brush along the entire text block.