May 2, 2019

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…

April 25, 2019

The second Clive Barker story I read was Cabal (I still have the 1st Edition Hardcover I bought when I was in college), and to my delight in 1990 Nightbreed was released on the big screen. It is the first movie that I’m conscious of seeing that was adapted from a book; with Hellraiser, I…

April 11, 2019

Lord of Illusions (1995) is a strange one indeed. While it carries a few of the characters from Clive Barker’s short story The Last Illusion, that is it, but it doesn’t stop me for enjoying both equally. Besides, it’s not like Hellraiser is an exact translation of Hellbound Heart. The story follows Harry D’Amour’s investigation…

February 25, 2019

“Welcome.” Mahogany The Midnight Meat Train (2008) is an adaptation of Clive Barker’s short story of the same name and translated wonderfully into film. For once I like the filter, it gives the scenes an eerie, smoky feel. The gore is amazing; I love every bit of it from the rivers of blood, to exploding eyeballs, and…

September 6, 2018

You’ve got dirty eyes. Anyone ever tell you that? Howard Hallenbeck Rawhead Rex (1987) is one of those bizarre horror movies that at times left me shaking my head. I do enjoy it, it is filled with cheese, and who doesn’t love cheese? I’ve read the short story more than once, and I always empathize…

May 24, 2018

After seeing this movie a few times, I’m still not sure how I feel about it. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. I actually don’t mind watching it, and probably will again. In the grand scheme of things, it’s a B-Movie, though I don’t know the budget and am too lazy…

March 7, 2018

We’ve simply invited you here to talk. To hear your thoughts and desires. The Auditor Beware! Minimal Spoilers! First thing I want to point out is that the only thing Clive Barker had to do with this movie was bringing the original characters to life. Technically, as memory serves, he only Directed and Wrote the…

Daughter of Illusion

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