Lord of Illusions: Clive Barker’s Underrated Supernatural Noir

Though Stephen King is still the ‘Master of Horror’, Clive Barker is an undeniably unique voice in the literary genre. And as a filmmaker, Barker’s directorial efforts are marked improvements over King’s one-shot directing gig, Maximum Overdrive. Behind the camera, Barker directed both Hellraiser and Nightbreed, both uniquely classic additions to horror. After Nightbreed failed […]

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Nightbreed: Clive Barker’s Cult Monster Mash

Clive Barker – horror novelist, screenwriter, director and producer. Though horror fans haven’t afforded him Stephen King’s level of fame, Barker is no less a prominent figure in horror. Arguably, most horror fans know Barker best for his classic horror movie, Hellraiser. A classic of 1980’s horror, Hellraiser has continued to churn out straight-to-video sequels […]

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Hellraiser and Horror: Pinhead Still Tears Your Soul Apart

In his original review, Roger Ebert referred to Clive Barker’s Hellraiser as a ‘bankruptcy of imagination’. Despite Ebert’s role in elevating the art of film criticism, he most certainly got it wrong with Hellraiser. There may be many things wrong with the movie, but a lack of creativity is not one of them. Hellraiser premiered in […]

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Have You Checked The Children: Five Good Horror Films Based On Urban Legends

This weekend Sony Entertainment and Screen Gems are feeding Slender Man to The Meg in a box office sacrifice. It’s a sad fate for the infamous digital urban legend given the promise its mythology held for a horror film. If you’re fascinated with urban legends and love horror films, there’s no reason to despair with […]

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All Aboard for The Midnight Meat Train

Horror novelist Clive Barker’s work has never enjoyed the same success in its translation to the big screen as the work of his contemporary Stephen King. Lord of Illusions was truthfully a bit of a mess, and while it has gained a cult following, Nightbreed was a box office miss. To date, Hellraiser remains the […]

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The Hellraiser Franchise: The Films Ranked from Worst to First

When the original Hellraiser (1987) was released it marked a completely different turn for horror films. Clive Barker’s vision was low-budget, but high-concept. Hellraiser bucked the 1980’s horror trend of masked, wise-cracking killers stalking horny teenagers. In spite of Barker’s unique vision the Hellraiser series – 10 films and counting to date – has been the […]

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Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)

  The original Hellraiser (1987) was released over 30 years with its first sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988), hitting theaters a year later. You’ll be forgiven for not knowing that Hellraiser films have continued to be be sporadically released since those first two films with the majority of these sequels going straight to video since […]

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