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The Forbidden (1978)

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Peter Atkins Peter Atkins ... Faust
Clive Barker
Doug Bradley
Phil Rimmer Phil Rimmer
Lyn Darnell Lyn Darnell
Julia Blake
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UK

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English

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In 1970's Liverpool, Clive Barker and a small group of friends from college made two short films, unseen by the general public until now. "Salome" (1973) and "The Forbidden" (1978) feature early footage of Barker, who also did most of the special effects, and Doug Bradley, who went on to fame as Pinhead in the "Hellraiser" films. Also included are interviews with Barker, Bradley and other key players. Contains graphic violence and nudity. Silent with music score. See more »

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Excellent work of art
8 June 2004 | by PeterRoederSee all my reviews

I´m very proud to be the first to comment on this film. Clive Barker is a true genius of horror art and all ready as a teenager he had the passion. Some of his unique ideas are shown in this great work of art where he transforms his apartment to something, I don´t know what. I think Salome and the Forbidden should be judged as one and the same film, so this is what my review is about. They are both excellent movies. There is a scene where a man is skinned by demons/angels - a very Barkeresque theme as we know but who had even thought about that before? It is supposedly very liberating to be skinned - I don´t know I wouldn´t try it. I cannot even stand the thought of giving blood. I heard he sent in this idea to a film studio where Clive wrote: "It ends with the sublime and wonderful moment where the main character is skinned alive." They rejected it and wrote back: "What is sublime and wonderful about being skinned alive?" Watch also out for Doug Bradley "pinhead" dancing around naked with a giant erection apparently dressed up like some kind of monster. There are many prequels to "Hellraiser" in these movies.


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