I really wanted to love Hulu’s reboot/relaunch/continuation of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and while there were many pleasures to be found – for instance, Ben Lovett’s music and Eli Born’s cinematography – there was one problem that I found to be unforgivable, virtually a cardinal sin as far as relaunching anything goes. And that’s knowing when […]
Earlier today the official trailer for Hulu’s Hellraiser dropped, and it features a FEMALE Pinhead! I emphasize that because that’s what the trailer does and I find it confusing because there never been anything intrinsically male about Pinhead – beyond being played by a male actor – in that I could see the character easily […]
Sometimes you encounter a movie so bad that it somehow manages to come full circle and end up at least pretty fascinating, and Horrorvision is one of those movies. “Lesser” movies will rip off one or two much better movies, typically trying to come in under the radar. But not this one! Terrorvision “borrows” liberally […]
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?