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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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'Hellraiser' Reboot Story Details Revealed by Clive Barker

1 November 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just over one year ago, legendary horror filmmaker Clive Barker revealed that he has come aboard to write the Dimension Films reboot for what was his directorial debut, the 1987 horror classic Hellraiser. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but Clive Barker recently offered an update in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he shed new insight into the Hellraiser plot.

"I think the phrase is 'reboot,' 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, which raises Pinhead. I figured, 'Well, what would have happened to him?' He might well have been taken to Devil's Island and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. »

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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,

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,

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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I’d Rather Be At The Movies: “Golden Globes Extravaganza” (Episode 0)

16 January 2014 8:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Those of you who enjoy podcasts have likely been listening to Jonathan Lack and his co-host Sean Chapman cover a bevy of topics from movies to gaming, coming to you once a week on Wgtc Radio. Unfortunately, I regret to inform you that there’s been a changing of the guard. Wgtc Radio has been discontinued, but that does not spell the end for podcasting at We Got This Covered.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Matt Donato, and I’m an Associate Editor here at Wgtc. Mainly focusing on film reviews and joint articles with my horror loving compadre Remy Carreiro, a bulk of my time is spent running the New York City press circuit, and that’s where I met the incomparable Justine Browning – who also happens to be our red carpet correspondent here in the Big Apple. So, why am I introducing Justine and myself? »

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