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Film Review: Hellraiser 6: Hellseeker (2002)

Hellraiser Hellseeker

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 …

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

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 …

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Film Review: Rawhead Rex (1986)

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 …

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Film Review: Dread (2009)

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 …

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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 …

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Film Review: Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser (1987)

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 …

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Modern Horror Directors

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 …

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

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 …

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