This trailer really irritates me because it’s a perfect example of having one’s cake and eating it too. If you recall Clive Barker’s The Forbidden (as well as Bernard Rose’s adaptation, Candyman (1992)) the idea was originally that the ‘monster’ had his origins in Slavery, which made him not only poignant, but his creation well […]
Though to be fair that has less to do with the quality of Books Of Blood (2020) – though it is quite good – than because most of the adaptations of Barker’s extensive body of work aren’t particularly worth watching. Hellraiser (1987), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1998) and Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) are the best of the […]
On October 7th Hulu will premiere another attempt to interpret the work of Clive Barker with Books Of Blood (2020) and I’m not at all optimistic because I’ve seen The Midnight Meat Train (2008), Dread (2009) and Book Of Blood (2009) never mind the Hellraiser movies, of which only three or four are worth watching. […]
There’s quite a few problems with the adaptations based of the work of Clive Barker – of which there’ve been plenty – though the greatest in my opinion is that Barker tends to have nothing to do with them (beyond writing the material they’re based upon). I don’t claim to know what’s going on behind […]
I really want to see this movie despite the subject matter not being as novel as the producers seem to think. I recall reading many years ago an Inhumans comic that revolved around massive cities that moved around and occasionally fought each other. Then there was Clive Barker’s In The Hills, The Cities from Volume […]
Production company Morgan Creek recently announced that they’re changing their name to the Morgan Creek Entertainment Group. And…why would anyone (who isn’t directly or indirectly involved with Morgan Creek) care? The reason is because one of the movies in their catalogue is Clive Barker’s Nightbreed (based on the short story, Cabal from The Books of […]
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser is–when viewed in retrospect–hasn’t aged particularly well.
If you separate the oftentimes blatant sexuality from Clive Barker’s work, what’s left?
Christopher Landon’s Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse on the face of it looks like fun, and while I was a boy scout when I was younger, there’s something that has always felt a bit off-putting to me about people who don’t outgrow it. That being said, the movie looks like there’s some potential for hilarity among […]
I like the work of Scott Derrickson (and I hope that he’s being considered for Marvel Studios upcoming Doctor Strange feature, along with Don Coscarelli). Heck, I even like his remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” if only because he was able to find a role for Keanu Reeves that made that actor’s wooden […]