BREAKING: It’s been a long, hard road out of development hell, and Pinhead isn’t out of the woods just yet.
After years in development, and god awful sequels, Dimension Films is finally embarking on a quest to the seven levels of Hell with Hellraiser creator Clive Barker!
Barker, who hasn’t been involved since Hellbound: Hellraiser II, has officially announced that he will be writing the hellraiser remake for The Weinstein Company – and also revealed that Doug Bradley will return as the iconic slasher!
Halloween has come early! READ MORE
BOOM! Studios celebrates Halloween with a nice treat from Clive Barker and the gang, “Hellraiser 2013 Annual”. The over-sized issue will continue to build on the “Hellraiser” mythology by featuring the three characters who have carried the mantle of Pinhead: Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour.
“Hellraiser 2013 Annual” will arrive in stores on October 30th. READ MORE
Holy hell, do we love October. It’s the one month a year that all the publishers push out as much horror as possible to get everyone in the spirit for that glorious day that is Halloween. This year BOOM! Studios has a special treat for you with the 2013 “Hellraiser Annual”, which includes stories from Clive Barker, Brandon Seifert, and Ben Meares. Check out all the details below. READ MORE
Horror legend Clive Barker and rising star Brandon Seifert continue their work on Hellraiser this week with “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” #9. Elliott Spencer’s new role will finally be revealed as the war in Hell gets even hotter. Check out the exclusive preview below, courtesy of BOOM! Studios. READ MORE
As each installment gets incredibly better and better, horror fans will be craving for more with “Next Testament” #4. Everything from the writing to the artwork is just sweet candy for the readers. Your mind will be blown away by the “Next Testament” series. READ MORE
What would modern horror be without the man who brought us “Hellraiser” and “Candyman”, along with novels like Arabat, Thief of Always, and Books of Blood? Clive Barker’s latest comic series, “Next Testament”, fits right in with his canon of work, and it’s off to a wild start. If you’ve read Barker before, you know what to expect, if you haven’t, this is a great introduction to hid body of work. Check out an exclusive preview below for “Next Testament” #4. READ MORE
“Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” #8 has the right balance of disturbing scares and dark humor. Clive Barker’s revisit to the “Hellraiser” franchise continues to make its stamp in the comic book medium. The last page brings in a new twist that readers will not expect. READ MORE
In this brand demon-spanking new episode of Trailer vs. Trailer, David and I pit together the trailers for two games that have pretty badass demons. Which trailer’s demon(s) are more badass is entirely up to you, all you need to do is watch the video I have waiting for you after the jump, then flex your democratic muscle by voting!
One of the big reasons I’m a huge fan of horror is the grim, dark, distressed atmosphere that many of the films exude. From haunted houses to mind bending labyrinths, gothic castles to torture dens, spaceships to dark forests, horror has some of the most unique and interesting locations within films.
But sometimes the depressive atmosphere can end up being a bit much and bring me down. And who better to brighten my day and the mood of the scene than America’s talk show host and convicted inside trader Martha Stewart to come and tidy things up a bit! Head on down to see 10 Horror Locations That Could Use Martha Stewart’s Touch!!! READ MORE
Shout! Factory and Morgan Creek Productions officially announced today a strategic distribution alliance to bring Clive Barker’s classic horror film Nightbreed Extended Director’s Cut to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S and Canada and on digital entertainment platforms next year. Playing at festivals around the world – such as next month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas – the director’s cut has been called the “Cabal Cut” (read our review).
The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos along with David Robinson, President of Morgan Creek Productions. The news initially broke at Comic-Con 2013, however the agreement formally reached by both parties occurred today. READ MORE
In its third installment, “Next Testament” #3 delivers the roller-coaster ride that horror fans have been waiting for. Each page has been glued in with such sheer intensity and a crazy amount of eye-popping gore. Readers should be prepared to have their mind blown away by the “Next Testament” series. READ MORE
Julian Demond, an eccentric billionaire, discovered something buried in the scorching desert wasteland. After being imprisoned for two thousand years, the God of Colors has awakened in the present day and he is not happy at all. When Wick, the Father from the Old Testament, makes a sudden visit to modern civilization, Julian unexpectedly sets up a collision course with his son, Tristan. From Boom! Studios, the “Next Testament” series explores biblical horror like you have never seen before.
I spoke with Mark Miller, co writer of the “Next Testament” and “Hellraiser” series, about his collaboration with horror maestro Clive Barker, how the concept came about, and his upcoming projects. READ MORE
With his short story “The Murders In The Rue Morgue”, Poe gave rise to the first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin. Titan Books has put together a collection of Dupin-inspired short stories by some of the best writers in horror including Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, and more. We’ve got an exclusive look ate Lansdale’s short story, “The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning”. The book will be on sale on July 26th, 2013. READ MORE
We have excellent news for those of you out there hungry to see the two-hour and forty-five-minute version of Clive Barker’s Night Breed known as Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (read our review).
After years of rumors and rumblings, Scream Factory has just announced that the highly sought after release is officially on its way to home video!
The announcement was made during the Scream Factory panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The stunning news came from Scream’s Mark Miller and Cliff MacMillan who have been working on bringing this film to the masses with Michael G. Plumides, Jr. since January. This is incredible news for fans of the film and there’s no doubt this will be one of the single most highly anticipated releases of not only the year, but probably the whole damned decade! READ MORE
Welcome to the Dead Days of Summer, where we try our best to give you something to play/read during the dreaded summer video game drought. Because who goes outside anymore?
Yesterday we gave away the Alone in the Dark series (enter here for a chance to win), thanks to online games retailer GOG.com, and today we’re handing out five codes for another horror classic. Before Jericho, there was Clive Barker’s Undying. Set in the 1920s, it follows a paranormal investigator named Patrick Galloway as he explores some odd happenings at the estate of his friend, Jeremiah Covenant. I played this back in 2001, and afterward I totally decided my new name would be Jeremiah Covenant. So badass.
Details on how you can win can be found after the jump!
An exciting second chapter, “Next Testament” #2 pushes its story forward in unexpected ways. With an interesting premise at work, horror fans should not hesitate in buying this comic. Not missing a beat, the “Next Testament” series continues to blow your mind. READ MORE
Welcome to Ghosts of Gaming Past — here we’ll be reviewing older horror games, classics and non-classics we missed when they were originally released. Have a game you’d like reviewed? Send us an email.
Written by T. Blake Braddy, @blakebraddy
I remember avoiding Clive Barker’s Jericho as though opening the box might transport me to an alternate universe, wherein torture is an acceptable form of hospitality. The reviews weren’t very good – many were downright scathing – and not a single friend said, “You have got to play this game.” In a sea of first person shooters, even a single word-of-mouth recommendation goes a long way, so without any good feedback, it passed by with barely a “meh” into the back recesses of my mind.
Avoiding formula, “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” #5 takes a different approach that rejuvenates the long-standing mythology. Through fresh writing, Clive Barker’s reboot of the “Hellraiser” franchise is making its own stamp in the comic book medium. Readers end up with a thrill ride that will not disappoint. READ MORE
Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert continue their work on “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” next week with issue #5 hitting the shops. There’s not much we can say about this series that we haven’t already. It’s a solid entry into the “Hellraiser” franchise that is worthy of any horror fan’s time. If you’ve been disappointed with the numerous sequels (after the third film), this might just be the “Hellraiser” you’re looking for. Plus, Harry D’Amour is in it, which kicks ass. READ MORE
Bloody-disgusting is raising a little hell once again thanks to Boom! Studios. We’ve got the exclusive reveal of Lorena Carvalho’s cover art and solicitation details for Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert’s “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” #8. And in case you missed it all those months back, you can check out where it all began by reading the first issue of Boom! Studios’ “Hellraiser” for free. READ MORE
A combination of dark fantasy and horror, Next Testament #1 will sneak inside your head and get your heart racing. Smart, edgy, and frightening – this is exactly what you expect to come from the mind of Clive Barker, one of the greatest horror storytellers of our time (kudos also goes to his writing partner Mark Miller). Definitely get your hands on “Next Testament” because this comic is going to be epic. READ MORE
Today in horror we celebrate the birthday of composer Danny Elfman and recognize the music and compositions that he has brought to our genre! Elfman’s work has been heard in all but two of Tim Burton’s films (Ed Wood and Sweeney Todd) as well as such films as Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. He also composed the main themes for The Simpsons as well as the “March Of The Dead” in Army Of Darkness.
Born May 29th in Los Angeles, California, Elfman became known to many people through the rock band Oingo Boingo, who were known for their heavy Halloween-themed concerts. His first film score was for 1980′s Forbidden Zone, which was directed by his brother, Richard Elfman. Since then, Elfman has gone on to score for some 90 films and shows, has been nominated four times for an Academy Award (he has never won), and won 33 various other awards, including the Richard Kirk award, which is given to composers who make significant contributions to film and television music.
Join me below in listening to some of my favorite cues from Danny Elfman as we wish him a very happy 59th birthday! READ MORE
Boom! Studios continues to push Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert’s Hellraiser: The Dark Watch with another wicked cover reveal. We’ve spoken at length about this series since the beginning and it really is a great read if you’ve immersed in the Hellraiser universe since day one. It has Clive Barker’s seal of approval, what more could you ask for? Hit the jump for an exclusive look at “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” #7. READ MORE
Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert continue to expand the Hellraiser universe next week with issue #4 of “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch”. While some Hellraiser comics in the past have been met with much scrutiny, this current series from Boom! Studios is fuelled by Barker’s masterful world building and Seifert’s wit. Some serious battles are about to go down in Hell. Check out the exclusive preview below. READ MORE