Today marks the first time in over 25 years that series creator Clive Barker has returned to the world of “HELLRAISER” as the horror master released the first issue of an all new monthly series with BOOM! Studios today. The book is available in stores everywhere as you read this, but thanks to the publishers we have a VERY special treat for our readers. Below you will find the link to a PDF version of an all new, never before seen, “HELLRAISER” prequel story titled “AT THE TOLLING OF A BELL”. The book serves as a precursor to the events of the first issue, and below you can get all the details.
WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker with Christopher Monfette
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Leonardo Manco
COLORS BY: Juan Manuel Tumbrú
LETTERS BY: Johnny Lowe
COVERS BY: Tim Bradstreet
EDITED BY: Ian Brill
“HELLRAISER PRELUDE TO THE FIRST ISSUE PDF – “At the Tolling of a Bell”
WELCOME TO THE HELLRAISER COMIC SERIES! Not a preview. Not an excerpt. What you are reading is an all new, all original eight-page prelude to Clive Barker’s new ongoing HELLRAISER series. Only a taste of things to come! March 23rd sees the debut first issue of the monthly ongoing HELLRAISER comic series, written by master of horror Clive Barker! Haven’t been a regular comics reader for a while? New to the world of comics? Not a problem. BOOM! Studios makes it easy for you to get on board with this series and follow Clive Barker’s evolution of Pinhead with this self-contained prelude story that you can download, read, and share! Then make sure you get the first issue at your local comic shop!
We hope that you will join Clive Barker as he returns to his signature creation for a new saga of…HELLRAISER! HELL HAS COME HOME!”
Read The ENTIRE Prequel, ‘AT THE TOLLING OF A BELL’, NOW! READ MORE
In our exclusive chat with Drive Angry 3D director Patrick Lussier about his latest film – releasing in theaters this Friday! – B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen of course had to ask him about the planned Hellraiser reboot, the script for which he and partner-in-crime Todd Farmer are currently writing. As has previously been reported, the film will not be a traditional remake following the plot of the original story but rather a “reboot” that will come at the Hellraiser universe from a new angle focusing heavily on the “world” of the Lament Configuration puzzle box.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Dan Licht, composer of the upcoming video game, Silent Hill Downpour. Dan Licht should be well known to you readers as he has composed a load of horror movies, including Children of the Corn II and III, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Thinner, Amityville 1992: It’s About Time, Soul Survivors, and, probably what most of you know him best for, the hit TV show Dexter. However, this interview focuses solely on Silent Hill and the music he is creating for the game. Check out the exclusive interview, as well as a track from the game and some pictures, after the jump.
Dan’s appointment as composer marks the first time in the Silent Hill franchise that Akira Yamaoka has not been behind the music. Even though I’m a huge fan of Akira’s work, I am really excited for what Dan can bring to the game and I’m eager to hear his music. READ MORE
You can read into this any way you like, but did Clive Barker just tease his return to directing?
On his official Twitter account, the legendary horror artists/author/director made some statements about the forthcoming “Arabat” adaptation. “Christopher Carrion comes to life, in a filmed trailer for ABARAT III,” he explains adding that “the director of the three minute taste of the “Abarat” is my great friend Mark Miller. Special effects by Brandon Mahlberg. Make-up and effects by the talented Stephen Imhoff, and Chris Alex., who will be working on my next movie.”
I wonder what his “next movie” will be? Maybe the long-gestured Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae? The last time Barker took the helm was the completely underrated Lord of Illusions back in 1994. Barker is known as the creator of Hellraiser and the keeper of the domain, “Pinhead”.
It was announced back in October that Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine director/writer duo, Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, respectively, would be reteaming for a remake of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser for Dimension Films. Moviefone caught up with Lussier who talked a bit about keeping the original’s tone: “We want to pull from the world that Clive created. Specifically that’s what we wanted to do. In that original film he opened so many interesting doorways and opportunities that that’s what we want to explore– always keeping in mind what he had done and how he did it and just working within that world.” He continues talking about how it won’t be focusing on “teens”, like the Weinsteins originally wanted. “Oh, God no. No, no, we definitely did not want to do that. If you’re going to make a ‘Hellraiser’ movie… you’re basically looking at a franchise that went from Clive’s movie up to the ‘Hellraiser’-in-Space movie, ‘Bloodline,’ which had some great stuff in it, actually; the way it goes backwards and forwards in time, and Angelique is such an interesting character.” Oh, such sweet, sweet flesh.
Talk about raising a little hell. Today BOOM! Studios announced that they would be teaming with legendary horror scribe and director, Clive Barker, to ressurect “HELLRAISER” in the illustrated realm! The first issue of the all new ongoing series will be released this coming March, and be penned by both Barker and Christopher Monfette, while the publisher will also be releasing the “HELLRAISER MASTER WORKS COLLECTION VOL 1″ which will collect the previously unavailable stories that were published through Marvel Comics. (With the first 40 page issue written by none other than “THE MATRIX” co-director, Larry Wachowski) Below you can get your first look at the covers as well as the rest of the details on this mammoth announcement!
WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Leonardo Manco
COVERS BY: Tim Bradstreet and Nick Percival
“HELLRAISER” Returns This March From BOOM! Studios! READ MORE
Clive Barker’s feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature – the man’s half-brother, who is also the woman’s former lover – hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body… but the Cenobites won’t be happy about this.