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 on the floor. Soon, he’s forcing his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to … Continue reading

2 Comments

Modern Horror Directors

Modern_Horror_Directors_clip_image002

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

Leave a comment

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

c3811

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

1 Comment

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

clivebarker

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

Leave a comment