Brandon Seifert’s 4-issue Hellraiser miniseries, “The Road Below”, kicks off this October from BOOM! Studios. The miniseries falls directly inline with the events of Clive Barker’s current “Hellraiser” ongoing and it functions to offer insight into Kirsty’s psyche. The mini will explore Kirsty’s first days as Pinhead on her journey to New Orleans where she meets with a holder of the LeMarchand Device.
We’ve got an exclusive look at all 4 covers for “Hellraiser: The Road Below” #3, drawn by Tim Bradstreet, Nick Percival, and Retro Outlaw Studios. Check ‘em out! READ MORE
This week we are treated to what looks to be a Freudian edition of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser as Captain Spencer and Kirsty Cotton try to salvage what is left of the world. Issue #17 will be filled with dreams, nightmares, men in nighties, and hellicious worlds apart. Take a look at a 7-page preview of new “Hellraiser” arc below. READ MORE
This week we gave you issue #1 of ‘Hellraiser’, an ongoing comic book series from Boom! Studios, for free! Now, the ‘Hellraiser’ goodies continue with a BD exclusive first peek at the covers to “Hellraiser” #20 and “Hellraiser: The Road Below” #2. Check out these gorgeous covers after the jump. READ MORE
Since the new “Hellraiser” series began, the battle lines have been drawn, the mighty leaders have translocated, and the balance between good and evil has been obliterated. Kirsty is now all alone and has to make a large sacrifice, and the world of Hell is still calling Elliot Spencer. The universe wants them both back in their rightful places. Now is the time for reckoning. READ MORE
We make very little effort here at the BD comics section to hide our love for BOOM! Studios’ “Hellraiser” series. Clive Barker returned to his baby to explore a whole new world for the Cenobites. If you are a horror comic fan, hell, if you’re a horror fan at all, this should be on your summer reading list. Issue #16 ushers in a new arc that you would do well to jump into. READ MORE
We knew that the “Witch Doctor” scribe had some big news coming from BOOM! Studios on “Hellraiser”, and now you can feast your eyes on his new miniseries. Seifert is writing a 4-issue miniseries to explore Kirsty Cotton’s new found powers titled, “Hellraiser: The Road Below” that fits in directly with the current ongoing series by Clive Barker. Ibraim Roberson and Andrea Stahlschmidt will be on art duties. You can check out the covers below. READ MORE
H.P. Lovecraft is an author that most horror fans stumble upon of their own accord. He’s the type of author who has you instantly hooked after just one story. His works are immersing, and once you dare to enter his strange world, it’s hard to ever pull yourself out. The problem with Lovecraft is that once you’ve read his canon, it’s hard to find anyone who compares. There are many authors who name him as an influence, but that does not mean they even fall within the same genre.
I was fortunate enough to come across Torn Realities, a short story anthology of modern Lovecraftian tales, published by Post Mortem Press, that explore twisting reality, the fear of the unknown, and bending human perceptions. Of the 19 stories, there are some real gems to behold, with very few that do not fit the bill. Torn Realities offers a satisfying answer to the question, “what comes after Lovecraft?” READ MORE
Update: It looks like the screening has had some impact and that we MIGHT be getting a Blu-ray after all. Clive Barker reported on Twitter that Morgan Creek is giving permission “to show the cut around the world and to raise money to prepare the cut for a release on Blu-ray… This could not, would not, have happened without your voices.We have all been heard. The Morgan Creek team have my thanks and my respect. Very seldom does anyone in the movie business pay attention as they have, understanding perhaps that the message of the movie as I shot it is one that dramatizes a different ending to the age-old story of how a war between Humankind and something Other draws to a close.”
Sunday night the New Beverly Theater in California played host to the infamous “Cabal Cut” of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Bloody Disgusting’s BC was on hand and shares his thoughts on the new cut of the 1990 classic set in the Canadian wilderness, where a search is on for a serial killer and an ancient tribe of monsters called the night-breed.
“It’d be easy to say “Morgan Creek destroyed a perfect film!” but the reality is that they just exacerbated some of its issues while adding others,” says BC. “ I’d love to have a definitive, cleaned up version of the movie to watch on Blu-ray, and with so few horror films that even attempt to be “epic”, I think it deserves the lavish treatment on ambition alone.”
Horror-meister Clive Barker has been tapped to rewrite “Zombies vs. Gladiators,” an action horror movie that is being developed by Amazon Studios, the unit of Amazon.com that was launched in 2010 to use audience feedback in the development of movie and TV scripts, says THR.
“Set in ancient Rome, the ‘Zombies vs. Gladiators’ story begins when a shaman who is about to die in the Coliseum casts a spell that unleashes the world’s first zombies. It’s up to a gladiator to stop the spread of the zombie horde and save Rome.”
Because of popular fan support for the Zombies idea, Amazon Studios, which has 16 movies in development, is moving forward on the project with Barker at the helm!
Said Barker: “I’m excited by the opportunity to interweave two very rich narrative threads. One of them concerns itself with the reality of the decadence of Rome and its rise and fall. The other is a fantastical narrative element – the living dead. My brief to myself on this project is to give the audience not only zombies they have never seen before but also a Rome they have never seen before.”
Barker is a prolific novelist and artist, who has made frequent foray into film. He directed 1987’s Hellraiser, based on is novella “The Hellbound Heart”; he adapted and directed Nightbreed from his short story “Cabal” in 1990; and he executive produced 1992’s Candyman and its sequel Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh. In 1998, he executive produced the Oscar-winning Gods and Monsters.
Clive Barker blows our minds straight to Hell once again in Hellraiser #14. Any protocol or structure that may have held strong in the past has been annihilated, and bedlam has been kicked into full throttle. As the gates dividing Hell and earth slowly dissipate, and good and evil melt together, one wonders if a certain Cenobite has really transformed indefinitely or if anyone can truly change. We’re running out of ways to praise this title because of how consistently good it has been. READ MORE
It seems like only yesterday that Cliver Barker brought Pinhead back to the comic book world, but we’re already fourteen issues deep. And what a ride it has been. Hellraiser from Boom! is what fans have been waiting for, continuing the epic mythology of the original story that delivers time and time again. Barker, as you well know, is a master of his craft, and “Hellraiser” is tour de force in the comic book world. Check out the preview below where Kirsty Cotton tries to hold on to her mantle as head Cenobite in hell. READ MORE
The “director’s cut” of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed has been a highly sought-after and highly intangible experience for horror fans ever since the film’s release over two decades ago. And while those seeking it out may not have crossed the finish line quite yet, there’s now a “Cabal Cut” which may be the closest we ever get to Barker’s original vision. And it’s playing LA’s New Beverly Cinema on June 10th, hosted by Days of the Dead.
“In 2009 Seraphim’s Mark Miller contacted Morgan Creek and found out that there may well be more to the Myth than anyone had thought. Two European encoded VHS tapes were discovered and sent to Phil and Sarah Stokes, who run Clive Barker’s website, Revelations. They viewed the tapes and saw what nobody had seen in almost 2 decades; additional Nightbreed footage. Phil and Sarah transferred the footage to DVD and, with Clive’s approval, announced to the world that missing footage for Clive’s film had been found. Inspired to see Clive’s original vision come to light, filmmaker Russell Cherrington, longtime friend of Clive Barker and Seraphim, took the DVD back to England and, working with editor Jimmi Johnson and Clive Barker’s original Script, created the new cut ofNightbreed composited from two the VHS sources and the original Warner Brothers DVD. The original cinema release of Nightbreed was fused with the workprint to create The Cabal Cut.”
Post Mortem Press is an indie publisher based out of Cincinnati, and their goal is to bring together the worlds of self-publishing and corporate publishing to showcase up and coming short fiction writers. Now they are adding a rather big name in horror to their list of authors. Clive Barker has a short story featured in Post Mortem Press’ brand new anthology, Torn Realities, which revolves around Lovecraftian themes. The short story anthology contains 19 tales of horror from a wide range of authors, both known and unknown. You can pick up a print or digital copy now on Amazon. See more details below. READ MORE
Fans have been waiting since the late 80s for another instalment of Hellraiser brought about by Clive Barker. Over the past year that wish finally came true. BOOM! Studios is now celebrating a triumphant year for “Hellraiser” with a very special “Hellraiser Annual” issue. In this issue, Barker further explores the Cenobite War, and reveals the inner workings of his beautiful/horrible Hell. I have a feeling there are many fans out there who are still ignoring this simply because it’s a comic book, which is a real shame. This annual issue is a great place to see what’s got everyone so excited that Pinhead is back. Check out the five-page preview after the jump. READ MORE
Like Hellraiser? More specifically the first two films in the series? Then you may be in luck since Variety is reporting that Sonar Entertainment (previously RHI Entertainment) is developing “Hellraiser” for the small screen along with some of the franchise’s early principal players.
Per Variety “Sonar is co-developing with Eric Gardner’s Panacea Ent. “Hellraiser,” a TV series based on the cult British horror franchise. Gardner will exec produce along with Larry Kuppin, whose company New World Entertainment is behind the first two ‘Hellraiser’ pics.”
Sonar announced, “One of the most successful (and terrifying) franchises in film history is ready for its weekly television debut. For over 25 years, fans have followed the exploits of an insidious villain named Pinhead, summoned from a nightmarish underworld by an ancient puzzle box. He will seduce you with power and tempt you with fear, until your soul belongs to him.
Now, for the first time, a weekly series set in the fantastic realm of Hellraiser will thrill audiences worldwide.”
There’s no word on a network yet, not that there needs to be since the series isn’t actually in production yet. Still… could be cool for you Hellraiser fans if it ever comes to fruition. Either way it can’t be worse than the last movie. READ MORE
While we dream of getting an uncut director’s edit of Clive Barker’s 1990 Nightbreed on Blu-ray, the artist/writer-turned-director reveals on his website that a TV series is in the works!
“We are also actively in conversation about doing a ‘Nightbreed’ television series which will be for cable, so it will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be,” says Barker. “For example, do you have Spartacus over there? Oh my God, it redefines gruesome… I also applaud them for finally realising it’s not a bad thing to see a manhood once in a while – it’s not as if half the world doesn’t see it daily…”
Barker continues, “The sensitivity of our culture has sort of caught up with Nightbreed. I don’t wish to be immodest, but the general sense is that the movie failed because people didn’t want to associate with the monster and I think our culture has changed – I think our culture is now ready to embrace the ambiguity. You’ve only got to look at Twilight where obviously the monsters are the good guys – I’m not a huge fan but I’m enough of a fan to watch and see monsters being celebrated.”
The original was set in the Canadian wilderness where the search is on for a serial killer and an ancient tribe of monsters called the night-breed. READ MORE
The battle between Kirsty and Elliot Spencer rages on in the new issue of Hellraiser. Spencer and his comrades have returned to the place where he left his former human life, in order to destroy the box that took him. However, while Spencer is trying to destroy the box on earth, Kirsty is trying to understand it in Hell. And if the two worlds collide, chaos is sure to ensue. Another great issue from the genius mind of Barker and the gang. Read on for the skinny…
After Clive Barker’s recent brush with death, his work seems more significant than ever. More importantly, his work is the best it’s been in years and BOOM’s ongoing Hellraiser is proof of that. After returning to his earthly form, Pinhead is now on a mission to see the world burn, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to see that he has his vengeance. Check the preview below for some stellar artwork from Stephen Thompson and Janusz Ordon. Read on for the skinny…
“The Box of Sorrows” continues to emanate ghastly sighs in the latest issue of Hellraiser, and, once again, they hum a haunting symphony of pain and lust. Kirsty continues her reign as High Priestess of the Configuration, and Captain Elliot Spencer continues to seek its destruction. Except, now, protocol has become obsolete, and even the highest levels of intuition won’t help either of them. Read on for the skinny…
We just can’t get enough of BOOM! Studios enthralling Hellraiser series written by none other than the man, the legend, Clive Barker. As Kirsty has just accepted her role as head Cenobite, she’s got a lot to learn about that devious place called hell where she will reign supreme. So get on your knees and pray, thank whatever lord(s) you believe in, because the classic Hellraiser has finally returned. Check out the blood lusty preview after the jump.
Oh, how the tables have turned. The mighty have, indeed, fallen, and yet a new monarch is set to rise with the chains of the Configuration. One of the most majestic and notable leaders once more craves flesh, senses, and a conscience. So, a new superior must take over, with dozens of tiny crowns fitted upon her head. Read on for the skinny…
Want more Hellraiser? Well it’s coming for you! Clive Barker’s new Hellraiser series has been kicking ass over the past year, and it’s hands down become one of the best new ongoing horror comics. I think I speak for all Hellraiser fans when I say, thank you Clive Barker, for restoring our faith in Pinhead and his fellow Cenobites. BOOM! has just announced the Hellraiser Annual, which will offer a further glimpse into Barker’s world, coming out in March of 2012. Read on for the skinny…
Clive Barker has only laid his hands on Hellraiser three times. The first was when he put his pen down to craft the original story, The Hellbound Heart, the second was to write and direct the first film, and this gem of a series is the third. There have been loads of garbage sequels, nothing coming even close to Barker’s initial groundbreaking vision. This comic is, in many ways, Barker’s apology to fans for all the trash they had to endure over the years. Barker and Monfette weave magic through the pages together in order to explore Pinhead and the Cenobites in a completely new way, while Thompson’s art duties are to die for. Sure, there may be a realm that transcends the boundary between pain and pleasure, but this one is pure pleasure. With a new arc having just begun last month, things are just beginning. This is the kind of horror comic fans have been waiting a long time for. Read on for the skinny…
It’s no secret here at Graphic Content that we love the Clive Barker co-written series Hellraiser, and this Wednesday brings on the newest issue. Check out this gruesome first look as Pinhead becomes human, and Kristy becomes a Cenobite!