If you didn’t know, I’ll tell you now, sorry to those already know, I’m a huge Clive Barker fan. I haven’t read or seen a work of his that I haven’t enjoyed, and Book of Blood (2009) is a combination of two of his short stories, The Book of Blood (obviously) and On Jerusalem Street; both are from his anthology series, Books of Blood. I like how they integrated these two stores to make one, almost creating a new story…almost.
Simon is clairvoyant and draws Mary Florescu’s attention, who uses him to unlock the gateway between the plains, and she promises the souls that she will tell their stories with the world. Unfortunately, those stories are carved into Simon’s flesh. There’s even an appearance by Doug Bradley, just not as Pinhead.
The entire movie is dark and twisty as one would expect. No matter how many times I see this movie or read the stories, I’m always pulled into the horrendous scenes, which is why I’m a Barker fan. This is a very original story, unlike what is popular lately on top of the incessant remakes, too bad it didn’t receive more notice.
I recommend Book of Blood (2009) 100%, and I’m giving it 5 out of 5 Stars to back my recommendation.