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A Kind of (Black) Magic: Another Look at Clive Barker’s LORD OF ILLUSIONS

The filmography of Clive Barker, limited in quantity as it is, has been a most interesting beast. From the whirlwind success of HELLRAISER, his directorial debut, to the recent re-evaluation (and resurrection) of his sophomore follow-up NIGHTBREED, Barker’s work has earned its place in the pantheon. Which is why it’s all the more surprising that […]


This Reunion Party Goes Awry In The MOST LIKELY TO DIE Trailer!

It’s been a really long time since we’ve seen a traditional “slasher” movie in the vein of SLAUGHTER HIGH or PROM NIGHT, but it looks like we’ve finally got a new one on the horizon. And it comes from none other than director Anthony DiBlasi! Ever since his feature debut, helming the adaptation of Clive […]

Comic Books Films Scary Fun 

10 Awesome HELLRAISER/ Pinhead Stories that Should Be Made Into Movies

Out of all of the major franchises, HELLRAISER has always been my favorite. Whereas Jason and Michael Myers are fascinating mindless killing machines stalking unwary campers and babysitters, Pinhead and the Cenobites have a lot more going on in my eyes, and the landscape of “hell on earth” has endless possibilities. Years ago, the rather […]


The 7 Coolest Horror DVD Collector Sets!

I don’t know about you, but as a horror fan, it is also inherent in me to be a hardcore horror collector. Naturally, there are the usual compulsions to find and purchase the rarest and hardest to find titles to add to my library. That grew to soundtracks, both CD and vinyl. And eventually action […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Young Adult Horror Novels that Should be Made into Movies Right Now!

This week’s release of the trailer for Tim Burton’s adaptation of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN started plenty of discussions in the horror community about what other horror “young adult” books are ripe for good film adaptations. Below is my list of 10 young adult horror novels that I feel are sorely overdue for a […]


Who Would YOU Like To See Pinhead Go up Against?

With the new HELLRAISER film HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT currently shooting under the direction of FX guru Gary Tunnicliffe and with Paul T. Taylor taking over the role of Pinhead, it’s gotten us thinking about the central villain and lead cenobite from Clive Barker’s legendary film and novella. Believe it or not, over the years, Pinhead, has […]


HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II: The Scariest Film of the 1980s (After THE SHINING)

To state it up front: Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING is the scariest film of the 1980s. Other major contenders are Andrzej Żuławski’s POSSESSION, David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME, George Romero’s CREEPSHOW, Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and John Carpenter’s THE THING. But in the following essay, I will reveal the various reasons why Tony Randel’s […]

Films Music 

SPAWN, PREDATOR and HELLRAISER Return! This Week’s Horror News Rundown

Horror fans have more experience than most with the concept of resurrection. It seems to happen all of the danged time in our stories so most of us have been mentally preparing our whole lives to fend off those undead bastards when they get here. But sometimes we actually want the dead to come back, don’t […]


Clive Barker’s ABARAT: The Epic Disney Movie that Never Was

15 years ago, bookstores were a little less complicated. You could enter, find the genre or topic you wanted, and browse endlessly. Nowadays, however, bookstores have become almost infinitely compartmentalized. This is especially true when dealing with Young Adult fiction. Bookstores not only have a YA section, but there are now entire racks devoted exclusively […]


Unseen Horrors! The HELLRAISER Anthology We Should Have Had

With the release of the HELLRAISER Box Set this past October it was unfortunate to see HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE missing. Some fans consider BLOODLINE the beginning of the end of the franchise and, strangely enough, that was the original idea behind it. It was a challenge for Clive Barker to figure out what the next installment […]


Arrow’s HELLRAISER ‘Scarlet Box’ Blu-Ray Set Will Tear Your Soul Apart… With Joy!

Arrow Video has announced the details for their epic new “HELLRAISER Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy,” a four-disc set which bundles all-new restored versions of HELLRAISER, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH on Region B Blu-ray with a mountain of special features and extras. Here come the details! New 2K restorations of […]


Clive Barker’s WEAVEWORLD Heads To The CW As A TV Series!

Another one of Clive Barker’s vast properties is being adapted, this time for TV! Deadline reports that The CW are currently developing a new series based upon Clive Barker’s WEAVEWORLD with Jack Kenny (WAREHOUSE 13) writing and exec-producing. Barker will also act as exec producer. According to the report, “The show gives a contemporary makeover to […]