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
What’s your pleasure? I hope it’s a piano cover of Christopher Young’s Hellraiser theme because that’s what you’re gonna get! It was done by YouTube user Tron91 and really captures that subtly creepy and haunting atmosphere that Young (A Nightmare On Elm St. 2, Drag Me To Hell, Sinister) so brilliantly crafted into the score. It even got Clive Barker’s stamp of approval! Check it out below. READ MORE
If I had to make a list of the top four horror movie killers, it’d include Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Pinhead. Ghostface comes in at a close fifth place, and of course there’s Chucky, Leatherface, Jigsaw, Hannibal Lecter — err, this isn’t the point. Deviant Artist Chris Fulton has done a fantastic job capturing their murderous charm, which I don’t find all that surprising after seeing his amazing Silent Hill art. After the break I have five of the top horror movie killers, and the mystery killer is quite possibly the most death-obsessed of them all.
Brandon Seifert has become a big name in horror comics in just a few years. After the success of Seifert’s first series, “Witch Doctor”, from Image comics in 2010, he began collaborating with horror legend Clive Barker as the co-writer for the current ongoing “Hellraiser” comic series. In addition, he’s also written issues of “Dr. Who” for IDW, and he recently launched a new mini-series, “Spirit of the Law” at Monkey Brain.
Brandon took the time to sit down with yours truly to talk about his many projects, his love for Lovecraft, and collaborating with Clive Barker. Check out the interview below. READ MORE
Hellraiser: The Dark Watch #3 brings in such fresh energy and original ideas into the long-lasting mythology. In a bold move, Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert’s reboot of the “Hellraiser” franchise will please longtime fans, while newcomers will be able to catch up with the history. Aimed as a standalone issue, if you haven’t read any of “The Dark Watch” issues, this is definitely the one to pick up. READ MORE
We recently announced the coming of Boom! Studios new comic series from Clive Barker, intended to be called New Genesis (article here). Apparently this knotted the panties of the folks at DC because New Genesis is the name of the planet of the New Gods in the DCU. However, it’s important to note that the term “New Genesis” has apparently not been trademarked, says Bleeding Cool.
What will the series name be now? Your guess is as good as ours. READ MORE
Hellraiser: The Dark Watch #2 explores its very own mythology while taking unexpected twists and turns. This is a bold and fresh step in reinventing Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser” franchise. For fans of Hellraiser 2: Hellbound, an old and unexpected face returns to the storyline. READ MORE
No one takes a beating like the characters in an Evil Dead movie, so I figured that one of the ways I’d celebrate Evil Dead Month would be to take a look at 5 Horror Heroes That Survived Against All Odds!
Something that the horror genre has more than any other genre is franchises. And something that comes along with these franchises are recurring heroes, many of whom become just as important and integral to the story as the villain, whom we so enjoy watching. These are characters that we cheer for, that we quote nonstop, that we put on t-shirts and wear proudly. And some of these heroes just so happen to go through ungodly amounts of hell only to make it out the other side (relatively) unscathed.
Head inside to see who they are! READ MORE
As a new chapter begins, Hellraiser: The Dark Watch #1 expands on the mythology that was originally set forth in Clive Barker’s novella, “The Hellbound Heart.” This is a continuation of Barker’s original vision of horror and a fresh start for the “Hellraiser” franchise. New readers are about to discover the mass of terror that happens when you solve the puzzle box. READ MORE
Hellraiser: The Road Below #4 concludes with surprising twists and drastic changes to Clive Barker’s universe. “The Road Below” started off in a different, yet highly original direction with the spotlight centered on Kirsty Cotton. Now at its conclusion, it seems the “Hellraiser” franchise can continue to thrive because of this fresh and imaginative approach. READ MORE
Brandon Seifert’s final issue of Hellraiser: The Road Below is hitting shops at the end of the month, just before he launches the “Hellraiser: Dark Watch” reboot. Seifert has proved his command over the mythology we’ve all come to love. Check out our exclusive preview of “Hellraiser: The Road Below” #4 from BOOM Studios. READ MORE
BOOM Studios is gearing up for a reboot of their ongoing Hellraiser comic series, with “The Dark Watch” #1 set for release in February. The series will see a new ruler in Hell as both Kirsty Cotton and Elliott Spencer have given up their ranks. With “Witch Doctor” writer Brandon Seifert on board with Clive Barker, we’re hoping this fresh series will deliver some hellbound horror. Check out the smoking cover art below for issue #3 (*possible spoilers if you look for it*). READ MORE
With the spotlight on Kirsty Cotton as the new Pinhead, Hellraiser: The Road Below #3 takes off in a different, yet highly original, direction. With an interesting set-up, readers are definitely going to enjoy the suspense and scares. “The Road Below” demonstrates that the “Hellraiser” franchise can survive without Elliot Spencer in the title role. READ MORE
They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. While many people think that what Lady Gaga does is unique, others claim that Madonna (amongst others throughout history) has done it before. Regardless of any of that, Gaga certainly takes a lot of inspiration from the horror genre. It’s obvious in her music videos as well as in her…well, let’s just say in her odd dress assortments.
Now, horror legend himself Clive Barker has gone to his fans via his Facebook about one of her over-the-top masks, asking if they think she took inspiration from one of the greatest horror icons of all time: Pinhead. Now, the mask doesn’t resemble Pinhead from the films. However, when one reads the description of Pinhead from Barker’s The Hellbound Heart, suddenly things start to click a bit more.
Here’s the description from the book: “Its voice, unlike that of its companion, was light and breathy-the voice of an excited girl. Every inch of its head had been tattooed with an intricate grid, and at every intersection of horizontal and vertical axes a jeweled pin driven through to the bone. Its tongue was similarly decorated.” (Hellbound Heart, Ch. 1)
Check out the mask below and lend your thoughts in the comments. READ MORE
BOOM! Studios’ Hellraiser ongoing from Clive Barker and Mark Miller ended last week with issue #20 (review here), and the publisher has officially announced that the planned “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” will be a relaunch of the series. The new ongoing monthly series is co-written by Clive Barker and “Witch Doctor” scribe, Brandon Seifert. Tom Garcia will return as artist. While the series does pick up from where issue #20 left off, it also opens new doors for Elliott Spencer and Kirsty Cotton. Check out quotes and artwork below. READ MORE
As Hellraiser #20 marks the final issue, everything comes down to an epic confrontation between good and evil. After the stream of forgettable sequels that have plagued the “Hellraiser” franchise, Clive Barker comes back to the helm and remains true to his original vision of terror. Readers get to see Barker’s vision come full circle as every major player takes part in the battle against Pinhead. READ MORE
You can all rest easy. With the final issue of Clive Barker and Mark Miller’s Hellraiser coming to a close next week with issue #20 (preview here), the future of the franchise at Boom! Studios was uncertain until now. USA Today broke the news that “Witch Doctor” scribe and writer of “Hellraiser: The Road Below”, Brandon Seifert, will be collaborating with Clive Barker for a brand new ongoing “Hellraiser” series titled “The Dark Watch”. Tom Garcia will be taking on art duties for the series, and it is confirmed that it will pick up where the series leaves off.
Seifert assures that the series will also be easy for new readers to jump in, saying, it “picks up with familiar characters in unfamiliar roles, and I’m making a big effort to make it accessible for new readers.” Seifert was keen to note that the original story, “The Hellbound Heart” and the original films have always been a huge influence on him, and he plans to explore the world that Barker has created. “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” kicks off in February 2013. Head inside for quotes, covers, and more details. READ MORE
It’s been a crazy week for Boom! Studio’s Hellraiser, and it all comes down to this. Issue #20 is officially the final issue of the ongoing “Hellraiser” comic from Clive Barker and Mark Miller. It’s been one hell of a ride, Barker proving that there is still life in his Cenobite world. Boom! promises more “Hellraiser,” but the publisher is keeping hush hush regarding the new series (teased earlier this week). Regardless, below we’ve got the exclusive preview for “Hellraiser” #20. READ MORE
Earlier today we reported that the current Clive Barker Hellraiser ongoing was canned. Well, apparently not so much. BOOM! Studios just sent out a new teaser image for “Hellraiser”, the file name of which was Hellraiser_DarkWatch. The teaser reads, “The Pinheads will finally meet…in hell,” which leads me to believe the series is not in fact over, but continuing strong. Absolutely no word as to who will be writing and illustrating the series. Check out the colorful teaser below. READ MORE
It is not a good week in hell. First Vertigo gives “Hellblazer” the axe, only to create a way less interesting version of Constantine in the DCU. Now, BOOM! Studios rips out the hearts of horror fans by bringing an end to Clive Barker’s current Hellraiser ongoing. The series has been a favorite of the BD staff for quite some time, and there’s no real explanation as to why it’s getting canceled…I had to find out via Bleeding Cool. The book ends with issue #20 this month.
Hellraiser: The Road Below #1 is highly recommended to readers, especially to fans of Clive Barker’s famous creation. With the spotlight on Kirsty Cotton as the new Pinhead, the series takes on an entirely new and different approach. Full of creative ideas, Brandon Seifert and Haemi Jang show readers that there is still life within the “Hellraiser” franchise without Elliot Spencer in the title role. Readers should expect plenty of scares and clever plot twists with this issue. READ MORE
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the classic Clive Barker horror film Hellraiser, a limited-edition reissue of Christopher Young’s memorable score for both the first film and it’s sequel, Hellraiser 2: Hellbound, has been made available for pre-order. All music has been remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland.
Writer Brandon Seifert has been clawing his way through the comics scene. Seifert came to prominence with his Image Comics the horror medical drama “Witch Doctor”, which was championed by Robert Kirkman for being its unique and off-beat take on the horror genre. Since then Seifert has quickly becoming one of comics hottest writers with his creepy and twisted tales.
Now Seifert is being rewarded with the chance to play with Clive Barker’s Pinhead in the brand-new mini-series “Hellraiser: The Road Below” from BOOM Studios. Seifert primed and ready to tell the story of Kirsty Cotton, survivor of the original “Hellraiser” film, and her road to hell as she transforms into a cenobite. Bloody-Disgusting got the inside scoop from Seifert on his upcoming tale with one of horror’s elite, his love for the “Hellraiser” film franchise and his upcoming “Witch Doctor: Mal Practice” mini-series. Below is also a preview for “Witch Doctor Mal Practice” #1. READ MORE