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Book of Blood (2009)

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A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Blair ...
Reg Fuller
Romana Abercromby ...
Gowan Calder ...
Janie's Mother
Graham Colquhoun ...
Simon's Father
Janie's Father (as Marcus McLeod)
James McAnerney ...
Doctor Nigel Blake
Joy McBrinn ...
Charlie McFadden ...
Jack North ...
Simon (age 11)
Andrew Scott-Ramsay ...
Male Student


A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 May 2009 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Clive Barker's Book of Blood  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Jonas Armstrong had to have his entire body waxed and cast so the makeup and prop department could craft his character's skin to fit and match his torso perfectly. See more »


[first lines]
Mary Florescu: The dead have highways, running through the wasteland behind our lives, bearing an endless traffic of departed souls. They can be heard in the broken places of our world, through cracks made out of cruelty, violence, and depravity. They have sign posts, these highways, and crossroads and intersections. And it is at these intersections where the dead mingle, and sometimes spill over into our world.
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Unchain My Heart
Performed by Natasha Miller
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User Reviews

Everything you expect from Clive Barker
5 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so hesitant to watch this movie, all the reviews that I had read were so negative, ranging from pointless to convoluted and boring. But this movie was great, it was suspenseful and interesting. The story was complex and original and very gripping.

Gore was as needed but not excessive. The sex was as it is in most horror movies... pointless and unneeded. Acting was very good, sometimes a bit wooden but it never gets to a point where you can't believe the story.

If you are a fan of Hell-raiser (the first couple of them anyway), see this movie, the same suspense and fear pervades this film. If you liked Candy Man, watch this movie. It is every bit as original and scary as Clive's reputation would demand. Miles ahead of the boorish, predictable trappings of the competition.

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