Clive Barker Selecting New Film Talent

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The NOISE Festival 2014 ‘Call For Entries’ is drawing to a close. Submissions need to be in by 6th July 2014 to have the chance of being reviewed by cult horror writer, director and producer, Clive Barker. The creator of classic horror film Hellraiser and an executive producer for Candyman, is set to rate up and coming film/moving image entries made to the arts website NOISEfestival.com. NOISE Festival 2014 categories range over 14 creative disciplines … Continue reading

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Book Review: Books of Blood Vol 1 – Author Clive Barker

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CLIVE BARKER’S BOOKS OF BLOOD: 1 (1984) By: Clive Barker 213 Pages Warner Books The Book of Blood: An imposter posing as a psychic medium learns the hard way that the dead don’t appreciate being taunted. The Midnight Meat Train: Leon’s new beginning in the city that never sleeps comes at a dyer price upon meeting the notorious butcher. The Yattering and Jack: Jack Polo’s indifference to life’s consequences has the very minions of hell … Continue reading

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HELLRAISER Remake May Bring Originals Back Together

Been talking about remakes a lot these last few days and lets face it, that’s just the way it’s going to be for genre followers for the foreseeable future. Today’s news is a little more solid then most as it comes directly from the creator of the franchise. Clive Barker has taken to Facebook to announce his plans to take over the reins of arguably his best and certainly most popular franchise HELLRAISER. He’s got … Continue reading

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Boom! Studios to Publish CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT

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This May, BOOM! Studios is honored to be the home of the first original comic series created and written by Clive Barker himself – CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT. With interior art by Haemi Jang (HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) and covers by illustrator Goni Montes, the twelve issue comic event is a bold new exploration of religious themes as only Barker can deliver. Julian Demond, captain of industry, has left behind everything to begin a walkabout … Continue reading

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Lifetime Horror Award Goes to Clive Barker | Robert McCammon

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The Horror Writers Association has chosen two long-time icons of the genre to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The award, given in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work, will go to Clive Barker and to Robert McCammon. A visionary, fantasist, poet and painter, Clive Barker has expanded the reaches of human imagination as a novelist, director, screenwriter and dramatist. An inveterate seeker who traverses between myriad styles with ease, Barker … Continue reading

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Film Review: Transmutations (AKA Underworld) (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds traces that lead to Dr. Savary, who has produced a strange white powder that’s coveted by a race of deformed human beings who live in the underworld in the sewers below the city. REVIEW: There aren’t many films that keep me disinterested throughout the entire … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Complete Clive Barker’s Great And Secret Show

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Issue: The Complete Clive Barker’s Great And Secret Show Writer: Clive Barker Adapted: Chris Ryall Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Colors: Jay Fotos Letters: Neil Uyetake, Robbie Robbins Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 2007 Pages: 300 Price: $55 – hardcover, $35 – Softcover “Collected here in one deluxe edition is the complete 12-part saga that comprises the comic book adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker’s epic journey into the fantastic, The Great and Secret Show. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 5 (Boom Studios)

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Samuel Hess is back, killing without pity for his cenobium masters. As he tortures those in waiting, it’s ultimately the box that he seeks. Kirsty hot on the trail of Hell’s demons leaves Nebraska to pay ol Hess a visit. This time it’s a few of his tortured victims she aims to save. But Hess is not able to withstand the tormenting desire of opening the box once again. Pinhead, as always, is on hand … Continue reading

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Clive Barker Being Sued – Accused of Giving Ex HIV and Kicking Him Out

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Famed horror writer Clive Barker is in the major media today for being sued by his ex-boyfriend for allegedly giving him HIV then kicking him out of his house and leaving him broke. Emilian David Armstrong filed suit against Barker alleging that they had a relationship stemming from the 90’s and that he was diagnosed with HIV in 1996. He says Barker had told him to get tested and said that he had HIV from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 6: Hellseeker (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A shady businessman attempts to piece together the details of the car crash that killed his wife and rendered him an amnesiac– and left him in possession of a sinister puzzle box that summons monsters. REVIEW: Directed by Hellraiser regular Rick Bota (also Hellraiser Deader and Hellraiser Hellworld) comes another odd entry into the Cenobium-driven franchise. This time it wears the more promising flag of returning star Ashley Laurence reprising her role as Kirsty … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abarat – Absolute Midnight – Author Clive Barker

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Abarat – Absolute Midnight – Author Clive Barker Here was the mystery of creation, played out on a field of dirt and desperation. Candy could see it, this mystery. It was happening all around her. Out of the common earth of living beings, fragile and afraid, came the extrodinary forms of the glyph beyond conceiving of any single mind. She heard the voices of her fellow prisoners, daring to hope aloud; one voice whispering a … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 3 (Boom Studios)

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The world of the cenobites has long been one of a solemn existence without sun, without escape and without relief from pain. It appears that those days may be coming to an end as the demons in a “hell outside of hell” prepare for a new age. In this 3rd of the series, we get a glimpse of many subplots forming giving us pieces to nibble without any real resolve. Demons appear that warn of … Continue reading

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Hellbound Hearts: The Influence of Clive Barker on 21st Century Horror

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Hellbound Hearts:  The Influence of Clive Barker on 21st Century Horror Aside from Twisted Tales’ resident legendary writer, RamseyCampbell, Liverpool has also produced another great master of horror: Clive Barker. Barker’s fiction came to international attention with the publication of his Books of Blood in the mid 1980s. His status was considerably enhanced when he adapted his novella The Hellbound Heart into the film Hellraiser, which conquered the world in 1987 and went on to … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Flesh – Author Clive Barker

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IN THE FLESH Written by Clive Barker Published by Pocket Books Publication Date: 1998 Format: B&W – 255 pages Price: $7.99 Hell-o, book maggots. This is a review for the man that Stephen King calls “better than he is now.” The quote is on the front cover. Of course, I can’t agree with the King, but Clive does kick some ass all the same. This review is for the anthology which spawned the story that spawned … Continue reading

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Film Review: NightBreed (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Aaron (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by nightmares of Midian, a mythical underground of monsters. But his therapy involves a serial-killing psychiatrist (David Cronenberg) who pins his own crimes on his patient. When Aaron dies as a result of his doctor’s deception, he enters the underworld and joins the Nightbreed — and then leads the species in a revolution. Clive Barker directs the film, which is based on his novel Cabal. REVIEW: In Calgary, a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rawhead Rex (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: The Irish village of Rathmorne is never going to be the same. You see underneath its countryside lays the forgotten god king Rawhead Rex. A group of farmers unknowingly unleash the god king back to his kingdom. Rawhead determines that its time for everyone to remember. REVIEW: Directed by: George Pavlou Written by: Clive Barker Starring: David Dukes, Niall Toibin, Cora Venus Lunny, Ronin Wilmont “He was here before Christ, before civilization. He was … Continue reading

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