I was really impressed with Sang ho-Yeon’s Train To Busan (2016) though when I heard that there was a sequel I was curious about it but also somewhat concerned because sequels can be franchise killers in that they either are clones of the original movie – making them pointless – or they’re so wildly divergent […]
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 […]
Hellraiser as a franchise that has been in decline for years. While the screenplays for the first two movies had the benefit of the participation of Clive Barker–writer of The Hellbound Heart, which the movie was based as well as director and story writer on the second–the third movie, Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth, was […]
Vertigo’s Hellraiser was a groundbreaker of sorts for DC Comics, which despite being adapted as a movie starring Keanu Reeves in 2005 and a television show in 2014 was never quite as successful as fans of the character would have wanted it to be.
If you separate the oftentimes blatant sexuality from Clive Barker’s work, what’s left?
Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil definitely looks like a movie to watch for. Lately everything seems so massive that every once in awhile I really welcome something on a smaller scale (though not too small. Oculus was entertaining, but almost intimate. And don’t get me wrong, I am not critizing spectacle, after all it’s a golden […]
“I Have Used 500 Words What Could Have Taken Significantly Less: “Wishmaster 3″ Is A Pretty Mediocre Movie.” Do you recall “Hellraiser: Revelations?” A movie that was little more than a cynical ploy by Dimension to keep the rights to the franchise by issuing a sub-par sequel? I wasn’t aware of this being done before, […]
As I repeat often enough, remakes are evil (except when they’re not). Recently I watched “Wishmaster” and “Wishmaster 2” on Netflix, and got to thinking… I decided to deal with both movies at the same time because, despite one being a sequel, they’re essentially the same film. Sure, you have differences in casting and the […]