Film Review: Midnight Meat Train (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A photographer bent on capturing the filth and hardcore reality of New York City takes his fascination to the limit. He challenges reason and his own fears only to stumble on something so unimaginable it threatens his very sanity. REVIEW: Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura paints a picture of “The Big Apple” through the eyes of monstrous master Clive Barker, and in this nerd’s opinion he does a damn good job.  I was one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dread (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Assisted by two naïve classmates, duplicitous Quaid (Shaun Evans) conducts a devious research project examining students’ innermost fears. Once armed with this data, Quaid methodically torments his hapless subjects, taking full advantage of their weaknesses. Adapted from a short story by fright master Clive Barker, writer and director Anthony DiBlasi’s horror movie offers a potent mixture of heart-pounding thrills and extreme violence. REVIEW: Dread is a 2009 film inspired by the Clive Barker short … Continue reading

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Clive Barker and BOOM! Studios Raise a Little Hell with New Comic

BOOM! Studios announced that they are bringing HELLRAISER back to the comic world in a new ongoing series. HELLRAISER # 1 will feature dual covers by Tim Bradstreet and Nick Percival and the comic will be an oversized issue packed with 40 pages of HELLRAISER goodness.   For those who remember the classic HELLRAISER tales that were originally published by Marvel Comics, HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS VOL. 1, a compilation of these chilling tales will also be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Clive Barker’s directing debut follows the tale of a couple (Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins) who move into an old house and discovers a hideous creature (Oliver Smith) — the man’s half-brother (and his wife’s former lover) — hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to three demons, the man’s been brought back to life by a drop of blood on the floor. Soon, he’s forcing his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to … Continue reading

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Modern Horror Directors

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When you think of a Horror Movie Director you get visions of John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Clive Barker and of course Steven Speilberg. Steven Speilberg you might ask? Well some of his more recent movies have been less than horrifying besides for their lack luster content, but he has made some pretty terrifying films to start. His 1975 release of ‘Jaws’ still makes me tread only so deep in the ocean’s waters. A masterful film that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forbidden (Books of Blood Volumes 4-6) – Author Clive Barker

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The Forbidden is one of the stand-out tales from Barker’s acclaimed Books of Blood series: a genre-redefining collection that prompted the horror high-priest Stephen King to proclaim breathlessly that ‘Clive Barker is so good I am almost literally tongue-tied.’ (For any horror fan not to have read these gory, otherworldly fables is a like a church-goer eschewing the New Testament.) It’s the story that eventually morphed into celluloid slasher Candyman. Yet there are many differences with … Continue reading

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Abarat: Absolute Midnight – September 2011 – Barker is on the prowl

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Clive Barker recently posted the following at his twitter account: Hi to all. A lot of people asked for the release date of ABARAT III. Today I was told it will be September of 2011. There are plans to do signings but we won’t have them locked down for a while. As soon I have news. Phil and Sarah will carry it. “Phil and Sarah” of course refers to the keepers of the which is … Continue reading

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