David Gordon Green Comments on the Dual ‘Hellraiser’ Projects in the Works, Including His HBO Series

In addition to David Bruckner‘s upcoming Hellraiser feature film for Hulu, which has Clive Barker on board to produce and will return the franchise to its Hellbound Heart roots – filming is complete and Jamie Clayton (“Sense8”) is playing the Hell Priest – a new version of Hellraiser is also on the way from HBO, […]

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Clive Barker’s ‘The Forbidden’ – The Humble Beginnings of the ‘Candyman’ Franchise

When it comes to big-screen adaptations of his literary works, Clive Barker has an inconsistent track record to say the least.  The Midnight Meat Train is a pretty decent stab at representing the first story from his celebrated anthology, The Books of Blood. Whenever the Liverpudlian author has had a direct hand in shaping a […]

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Exploring the True Villain of the Original ‘Candyman’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Chunky Peanut Butter Poo. Another month come and gone and it’s been a wild one on the pod! We covered our first 40s film with the very queer Rope, chuckled our way through 80s slasher parody Student Bodies and then dug into the AIDS allegory at the heart of The Fly. Now it’s time to put August to […]

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A Hypnotic Horror: How the Original ‘Candyman’ Led Me Down the Path of Horror Movie Obsession

The landscape of the city, with its many moving parts, appears to be not all that dissimilar from a beehive— from a certain point of view. There’s a purposeful busyness that pervades such a place, presenting the illusion that the individuals there are all part of the hive, working toward something meaningful. Of course, it’s […]

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Examining the Urban Legends That Inspired ‘Candyman’

From the moment that the very first humans settled in the very first city, they were already sharing scary stories. What we now know as urban legends are simply the natural progression of a primal urge to make sense of society’s fears, a fact that Clive Barker was aware of when he wrote The Forbidden, […]

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[Image] The Very First Depiction of Clive Barker’s Candyman Was Far Different Than Tony Todd’s Portrayal

Of all the sweets to be found on Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Bernard Rose’s Candyman, one of the most interesting features is the audio commentary by authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman. One of four bonus tracks on the disc, the duo’s talk is a lively discussion boasting interesting perspectives on the […]

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David Bruckner Says His ‘Hellraiser’ Movie is “Something of a Small Reimagining”

David Bruckner (The Night House), who helmed Netflix’s The Ritual as well as sections of Bloody Disgusting’s horror anthologies V/H/S and Southbound, is directing the relaunch of the Hellraiser franchise for Spyglass Media, set to be a Hulu feature film written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (SiREN, Super Dark Times, The Night House). Odessa A’zion was recently cast in a lead role, but we know very […]

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How Clive Barker’s Original ‘Hellraiser III’ Pitch Evolved Into ‘The Mummy’

Clive Barker’s The Mummy is a pretty well known unmade horror at this point, I think, especially with Barker talking about it in more detail during a recent guest appearance on Mick Garris’ Post Mortem podcast. Barker was hired in 1990 to write and direct The Mummy for Universal and wrote a script with Garris […]

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A Charming Apocalyptic Misfire: The Curious Case of Clive Barker’s ‘The Plague’

Clive Barker has always made it clear how grateful he is for Stephen King’s quote about him being “the future of horror”, an unexpected compliment that launched a legendary career. Over the years, the author has repaid that kindness by attempting to do the same for other horror artists, going so far as to start […]

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