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Books of Blood (2020)

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A journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time.

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Brannon Braga

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Adam Simon (teleplay by), Brannon Braga (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Britt Robertson ... Jenna
Freda Foh Shen ... Ellie
Nicholas Campbell ... Sam
Anna Friel ... Mary
Rafi Gavron ... Simon
Yul Vazquez ... Bennett
Andy McQueen ... Steve
Kenji Fitzgerald ... Gavin
Paige Turco ... Nicole
Saad Siddiqui ... Dan
Glenn Lefchak ... Balsam
Brett Rickaby ... Bookman
Matt Bois ... Peter
Etienne Kellici ... Miles
Cory Lee ... Chelsea
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A journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time.

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Based on the Books of Blood, a series of horror fiction collections written by the British author Clive Barker in 1984 and 1985. There are six books total. See more »

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Not the Books Of Blood that Barker fans are longing for...
14 October 2020 | by BeanieCoreSee all my reviews

I practically lost my mind with excitement when I stumbled upon the trailer for this film. As stated before, I'm a huge Clive Barker fanatic, and I've long waited for a proper film adaptation of his "Books Of Blood" series. However, it quickly came apparent to me why I had not heard buzz of this film before now. Simply put, this is because it's not really meant to be a feature film at all. Apparently, Barker and TV veteran Brannon Baga had planned an entire mini-series with Hulu, which probably would've been the best way to tell the many stories contained within the series. But, due to Covid, this series never came to fruition. So the three "stories" contained in this film were simply meshed together into one flick. This would be fine, expect for the absolutely baffling and infuriating realization that two of these three stories are not even remotely based on stories from the actual Books Of Blood, or anything else Barker has ever written. I can't for the life of me understand the reasoning behind this, and sadly, these stories bear no resemblance to anything Barker would pen.

The middle story, the actual frame for the Books Of Blood series itself, is the only true Barker story here. It's the best one as well, although it's very short, most likely because it was intended to simply be the first episode. The other two stories are strange, nonsensical tales, the longest of which stars Britt Robertson, and truly makes not one lick of sense. The three stories intertwine in the end, but this one is always given the most attention, and it's entirely unwarranted, as the tale is weak, senseless and can't decide on a tone for it's life. So all together, this is a jumbled mess of a film, that is decently directed and certainly has it's moments. However, in the end, it's just another disappointment for Barker fans. This is two lackluster, forgettable adaptations of the "Books Of Blood". At this rate, I'm afraid we'll never have the adaptation that dear Clive deserves.


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English

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7 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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