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Clive Barker: Demon To Some, Angel To Others

25 November 2014 2:07 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

We’ve seen the clichés time and time again: flesh-munching zombies, deranged hitchhikers, disturbingly naive teenage babysitters, evil cliques of high school girls, whackos off dirt roads in rural America…. However, there are many movies that thrive upon original ideas and unique plots. One of the most imaginative figures in the realm of contemporary horror is Clive Barker. He has always eschewed formulas and clichés in favor of experimental (and often confusing or deceptive) visual storytelling devices and atmosphere.

Barker first formed a theater in London at age 21 to produce the plays he wrote, all of which were recognized for their horrific but fantastical elements. The profoundly unique and imaginative qualities that composed Barker's work is what led his novels to being adapted into films, which then inspired him to direct his own: enter Hellraiser (1987) . Based on his novella entitled The Hellbound Heart, the movie follows the alternate world of »

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Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut | Blu-ray Review

11 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Back in 1990, just prior to its release, 20th Century Fox recut Nightbreed drastically, attempting to shift its somewhat progressive, fantastical subtext into the format of a relatively standard slasher film. Though Clive Barker managed to get the film funded in part by the cult success of his oft-misunderstood examination of aberrant sexual desire, Hellraiser, the notion of marketing a film that deliberately subverted the existing hero ethos—positing outsiders as victims rather than villains—was a little too much for a wide release with a video game tie-in. The resulting film was understandably an intriguing mess that genuinely felt unfinished or at least lacking in the usual depth of purpose associated with Barker’s work.

After some years had passed and the Internet was able to facilitate conversations that would otherwise never happen, some of the cut footage was found in rough VHS form, leading to the creation of “The Cabal Cut” of the film, »

- Robert Bell

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The 30 Best Horror Movies of the Past 30 Years

10 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The slasher movie, if we'll admit it to ourselves, is about our fears of teen sexuality. Whether you're a teen made nervous by your own hormones or a parent afraid of what trouble those hormones will get your kid into, the slasher-movie villain is your fears made flesh. But with the release 30 years ago this week (November 9, 1984) of Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the slasher film entered a new dimension.

With the creation of Freddy Krueger (played indelibly by Robert Englund), who could kill teens in their dreams, the slasher villain proved there was no place that was safe, not even the subconscious.

In retrospect, the genre may have peaked with the release of this film; after all, how many other slasher villains since have been anywhere near as memorable? Unlike his predecessors, Jason Voorhees (of the "Friday the 13th" movies) and Michael Myers (of the "Halloween »

- Gary Susman

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Clive Barker to Remake Hellraiser – Script Greenlit, Doug Bradley Returns

5 November 2014 5:32 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Straight from his Facebook page, word was received yesterday that Clive Barker would be returning to his prize possession Hellraiser with intent to re-make. The notion is indeed an exciting one as fans were hoping that the script would be a Barker product and not some studio bastard “child-of”. Original pinhead actor Doug Bradley has also been given the Ok to return to his iconic role.

While it’s extremely exciting news to report on….. it’s … Continue reading →

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Clive Barker: what to expect from the Hellraiser reboot

2 November 2014 11:05 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Clive Barker has just submitted the latest draft of the new Hellraiser screenplay. And he's revealed one or two things about it...

Rebooting of horror franchises is rarely, for good reason, something welcomed with particularly open arms. However, one thing going for the planed new take on Hellraiser is that its original creator, Clive Barker, is involved. In fact, he's more than involved: Barker is penning the screenplay for the film, and he's now submitted a second draft of his script to The Weinstein Company.

Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, Barker revealed more of the new Hellraiser. "I think the phrase is ‘reboot'", he said, "although I’ve never really understood what that meant".

"I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy - the Frenchman Lemarchand - who made the mysterious box, »

- simonbrew

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October 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, Squirm, Deliver Us From Evil

27 October 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Clive Barker fans, this is the week we’ve all been patiently waiting for as Scream Factory is set to release the highly anticipated Director’s Cut of Nightbreed onto Blu-ray, forever filling the void that most us of Cabal enthusiasts have felt for many, many years.

Also coming home this week is Scott Derrickson’s supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil, Axelle Carolyn’s indie horror project Soulmate and the cult classic Planet of the Vampires gets a much-needed HD overhaul as well.

Other titles to keep an eye out for this week include Free Fall, Grace: The Possession, Red Nights as well as HD presentations of two oddball 70’s classics- Squirm and Werewolf Woman.

Spotlight Titles:

Deliver Us From Evil (Sony Home Entertainment, Blu-ray /Digital HD & DVD)

A New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) begins investigating a series of bizarre and disturbing inexplicable crimes. When he »

- Heather Wixson

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Review: Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut

25 October 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Anyone with an interest in watching Clive Barker’s director’s cut of Nightbreed should most likely be familiar enough with the troubled production history and the Cabal cut that was making the festival rounds a couple of years ago. What makes this the definitive version of Barker’s ambitious dark fantasy is how this manages to expand the grand mythology taken from his novel Cabal, while adding clarity to Lori (Anne Bobby) and Boone’s (Craig Sheffer) relationship as the center of the story. Most importantly, the 40 minutes of new material was added in a way that actually helps the pacing and only running 18 minutes longer than the theatrical version keeps this from being a bloated experience.

Added footage of Boone and Lori together before he travels to the exotic home of the monsters, helps give their relationship a sense of purpose and Lori’s nightclub performance adds more depth to her character. »

- Sean McClannahan

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Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut Blu-ray Clip

7 October 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On October 28th, Scream Factory will unleash the long-awaited Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, allowing viewers to finally experience the monsters of Midian the way writer/director Clive Barker intended. To help hold horror hounds over until the release, Scream Factory has unveiled a high-definition clip that shows Craig Sheffer’s Aaron Boone getting a call from David Cronenberg’s Dr. Decker:

“We begin with an official statement from Clive Barker’s team on this extraordinary project: “The Nightbreed Director’s Cut is an entirely different film than the one which was released in theaters. Its 20 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, but it contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage. Clive oversaw the reconstruction and edit himself, personally ensuring that, at long last, he was able to tell the story he always wanted to tell, but until now, had never been given the chance. Once the scenes were reordered, »

- Derek Anderson

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Nycc-Exclusive Nes Freddy Krueger & Jason Voorhees ReAction Figures Revealed

20 September 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to terrorizing teenagers on the silver screen, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees stalked and slashed 8-bit characters in the worlds of two 1989 Nes games appropriately titled A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. Nostalgic gamers can rejoice now that Funko and Super7 have captured the garish garb of the Nes versions of Freddy and Jason with new Nycc-exclusive ReAction figures.

The Nes Freddy and Jason figures will be available exclusively at Toy Tokyo’s booth at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 9th – 12th at New York City’s Javits Center, and we have a look at the figures below (thanks to Toy Tokyo for the image!).

As a reminder, Funko and Super7’s ReAction Horror Series figures and Universal Monsters figures are now available. Similar to previous releases, the figures are 3 3/4 inches and come in retro Kenner-like packaging. These figures are priced at $9.99 apiece. »

- Derek Anderson

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Clive Barker Autographed Poster Included in Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut Limited Edition Package

4 September 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Viewers can experience the monsters of Midian the way Clive Barker intended them to with Scream Factory’s Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, and now the master of macabre has provided an additional way to enter the underground cemetery city of his 1990 film. Limited to 300 and available now to pre-order are custom Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut packages that include a poster signed by Barker.

The Deluxe Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut package can be ordered for $149 at http://www.realclivebarker.com/ while supplies last and comes with the following items:

Limited Edition Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut 3-disc Blu-ray from Scream Factory 18″ by 24″ Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut movie screening poster signed by Clive Barker Two passes to the private screening of Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut at Los Angeles’ Historic Alex Theater on October 28th, 2014, with Clive Barker in attendance for the »

- Derek Anderson

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Final Bonus Features Announced for Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut

3 September 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Viewers can experience the monsters of Midian the way Clive Barker intended them to with Scream Factory’s Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut. Initially announced at last year’s Comic-Con, both the special edition and limited edition of the upcoming home media release will be available in less than two months, and the full list of bonus features for both Blu-rays have now been revealed.

Scream Factory’s release of Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut will be available on October 28th, just in time to be included in celebratory Halloween movie marathons. We have the full details below, including each release’s list of bonus features and specs (courtesy of Scream Factory!):

“We begin with an official statement from Clive Barker’s team on this extraordinary project: “The Nightbreed Director’s Cut is an entirely different film than the one which was released in theaters. Its 20 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, »

- Derek Anderson

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Full Details on Scream Factory's Nightbreed Director's Cut Emerge from Midian

3 September 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Well, Nightbreed fans, the moment you've been waiting for has finally arrived. A couple months after the exciting original announcement, Scream Factory has just revealed full details on the two different versions of its Director's Cut Blu-ray release of the film...

...and you're going to be blown away by all the goodies included on the discs.

But first, a few words from the offices of the film's writer/director, Clive Barker!

"The ‘Nightbreed Director’s Cut’ is an entirely different film than the one which was released in theaters," writes Barker's team about the release. "It's 20 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, but it contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage. Clive oversaw the reconstruction and edit himself, personally ensuring that, at long last, he was able to tell the story he always wanted to tell but, until now, had never been given the chance. Once the scenes were reordered, »

- John Squires

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‘Hellraiser: Bestiary’ #1 Review

18 August 2014 10:20 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The universe of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser is a rich and dark one and it is ripe to have writers come in and explore in a multitude of gruesome ways. That is the goal of Boom!’s new Hellraiser: Bestiary mini-series. This first issue of the six-part anthology is a bit of a mixed bag, as is the case with many anthologies.

The first story, “Symphony in Red”, written by Ben Meares and Mark Miller and art by Conor Nolan is a flawed, but a fun and twisted ride. Set in Hell and told from the point-of-few of the Female Cenobite, the story focuses on her watching, as Pinhead is acting more bloodthirsty than ever. His bloodlust is so insatiable that he is neglecting his other duties as Hell’s high priest. The strengths of this story lie in the grisly visuals as Pinhead tortures and tears apart hopeless sinners, »

- Max Molinaro

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) review

17 August 2014 8:42 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Grace Fontaine, MoreHorror.com

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Director: Tony Randel

Writers: Clive Barker (story), Peter Atkins (screenplay)

Starring: Clare Higgins as Julia Cotton

Ashley Laurence as Kirsty Cotton

Kenneth Cranham as Dr. Philip Channard/Channard Cenobite

William Hope as Kyle MacRae

Imogen Boorman as Tiffany

Doug Bradley as Pinhead/Captain Elliot Spencer

Nicholas Vince as Chatterer/Chatterer II

Simon Bamford as Butterball Cenobite

Barbie Wilde as Female Cenobite

Sean Chapman as Frank Cotton

Hellbound: Hellraiser II could have been an unquestionably inferior sequel to the amazing first film if it had been placed into the hands of a director who had a conflicting visionary approach to material that had been strongly established by Clive Barker, but wouldn’t you know it, director Tony Randel delivers one of those few follow ups that manages to stand on its own merits and follow suit to its predecessor.

After the unusual »

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Hellraiser (1987) review

17 August 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Grace Fontaine, MoreHorror.com

Hellraiser (1987)

Director: Clive Barker

Writer: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson as Larry Cotton / Frank Cotton (Disguised in Larry's skin)

Clare Higgins as Julia Cotton

Sean Chapman as Frank Cotton

Ashley Laurence as Kirsty Cotton

Doug Bradley as Lead Cenobite

My Fellow Cinephiles

I would like to address a statement that has been brought to my attention by film fans everywhere- “what is your favourite horror film?”. Such a question is unfair because by implication it demands the individual to pick one film out of the many they have seen in their life time thus far. How is this justice I ask? To have one ‘favourite’ movie cuts you short of an existence of potential cinematic delights because the truth of it is, loving film is not crystalline, but fluid. As one gets on in years, tastes begin to differ and a film you once »

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Hellraiser Q&A Moderated By Fangoria Eic Chris Alexander!

14 July 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While at Texas Frightmare Weekend, I had the pleasure of hearing from a few cenobites at the Hellraiser panel, known to other Frightmare attendees as the Cenobite Me panel. Doug Bradley, who played the infamous character of Pinhead, along with Nicholas Vince, who played Chatterer, and Barbie Wilde, who played the female cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser II reunited in Texas for a quick chat with Fangoria Magazine’s editor in chief, Chris Alexander. This was undoubtedly one of the most entertaining panels I’ve ever been to, and I feel lucky to have had witnessed it in person. However, I know a lot of people couldn’t make it all the way to Texas, so I wanted to share the experience with everyone. This way, everyone can rejoice in the event of some of horror’s most iconic figures reliving the shocking, provocative, unforgettable Hellraiser films that we all know and love. »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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Event Report and Image Gallery: Bizarre AC II

1 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Bizarre AC II took place June 13-15 at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, and Dread Central went down-the-shore to check it out! Here's our event report plus an overflowing image gallery.

Having traveled to different conventions across the country, I am always searching for that old-school vibe I felt back in the 90’s. I would go to every NYC Weekend of Horrors starting at the age of 14 with my horror-loving father, Joseph Buckley (a man who used to buy Don Post Frankenstein masks from Famous Monsters to scare the kids with in the Heights of Jersey City but would not get the Monster inked on him while in the Navy because he thought it would upset his dad).

Bizarre AC II had that feeling… the feeling of the old ways, the old time when horror was new and everything you saw was not readily available from an online chain store. »

- Heather Buckley

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Paul Tanter's Shame the Devil Releases a Killer on DVD Today!

30 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Paul Tanter's Shame the Devil is releasing on home entertainment formats today. The film involves a serial killer and one detective's mission to find him. Also, Shame the Devil stars Simon Phillips (He Who Dares), Juliette Bennett (White Collar Hooligan 2), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Kellie Shirley ("Eastenders"), Peter Barrett and Peter Woodward. A preview of the release is here. Taking a note from the Saw film series, Shame the Devil offers characters a test. They must tell the truth or face death. Several characters give dishonest answers and the victims pile up. Now, Detective James (Phillips) is searching for clues. This detective and the killer will meet in the back alleys of New York, for a final confronation. Several stills have recently been released for the film. The three stills show various characters, from this title. James looks for the killer, while another man faces the barrel of a gun. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Exclusive Video Q&A: Doug Bradley talks “Hellraiser” Reboot at Bizarre A.C. II!

27 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Fangoria Fanatics, lend us your eyes! At Bizarre A.C. II two weeks back, Fangoria carved our way through guests, events and real deal horror hounds. With more recaps and interviews still to come, Fango’s Ken W. Hanley made sure to catch up with the one and only Doug Bradley (a/k/a Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” franchise)! In […] »

- Ken W. Hanley

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Bizarre AC Returns to the Atlantic City Tropicana June 13-15

10 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It was such a big hit last December that Bizarre AC is returning this June! That's right, Atlantic City; as if your casinos, dancing girls and party atmosphere weren't enough, you're now getting Bizarre AC II on June 13-15.

This is a horror con that is not to be missed. Check out the details in the press release and promo videos below. For more visit the official Bizarre AC II website, "like" Bizarre AC II on Facebook and follow Bizarre AC II on Twitter (@bizarre_ac).

From the Press Release

In December monsters, zombies, ghouls, freaks and goblins sunk their teeth into Atlantic City, and now they hunger for more. The weird, the odd, the Bizarre will return to the Tropicana Casino on June 13th through the 15th for a weekend of entertainment, education, commerce and camaraderie as we celebrate all things horror, paranormal and beyond at the Jersey Shore. »

- Scott Hallam

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