Lord of Illusions: The Magic of Clive Barker

Released in 1995, Lord of Illusions is a film written, directed, and produced by Clive Barker. It is a cinematic adaptation of his short story “The Last Illusion,” published as part of his seminal Books of Blood anthology in 1985. Below is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Lord of Illusions, including thoughts from the master of horror himself: Clive Barker.

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Clive Barker on Good Morning America

Below is a full Good Morning America interview with Clive Barker from 1990. Enjoy!

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Clive Barker: Horror Cafe

In 1990, six of the horror world’s leading figures dined together for Horror Cafe. Hosted by Clive Barker, this discussion features guests John Carpenter, Roger Corman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Pete Atkins. You can watch the full show below. Enjoy!

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Clive Barker: The Art of Horror

In 1992, Clive Barker: The Art of Horror was released. This 30-minute documentary was available on VHS exclusively for those who rented Hellraiser III. If you missed out on it back in the 1990s or simply want to watch it again, you can enjoy the full video below.

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The Fantasy World of Clive Barker

In the early 1990s, a documentary narrated by Melvyn Bragg aired on TV called The Fantasy World of Clive Barker. Below is the documentary in its entirety. Enjoy!

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Clive Barker Celebrates 70th Birthday With Dark Worlds

Clive Barker, a master of horror across numerous mediums, is celebrating his 70th birthday with the release of a new book this October: Dark Worlds. Read on for the full official announcement.

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My Website: 10th Anniversary

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I started this website in 2012, reaching just a few thousand people. As I head into 2022, which will be my site’s 10th year, I’m reaching more people than ever before. 2020 was my all-time best year for traffic, and this year I broke that record by 54%, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in 145 countries. Thanks to all of you who continue to read what I write. I really appreciate it. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite and most popular posts from over the past 10 years.

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’80s Horror Takes Final Journey With In Search Of Darkness Part III

In Search of Darkness: Part III is the final chapter in the worldwide 1980s horror documentary In Search of Darkness saga from CREATORVC, and it is available to the public for a limited-time membership sale from October 6th through midnight on October 31st (Halloween) at 80sHorrorDoc.com. Read on for more details, including the movie trailer.

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Movie Review: Candyman (2021)

Based on “The Forbidden,” a short story in Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, the 1992 film Candyman was a commercial success, spawning two sequels, and its central figure, played to perfection by Tony Todd, was seared into the collective consciousness of a generation, making us wonder — What would happen if I said Candyman five times while looking in the mirror? Nearly 30 years have passed since the release of that iconic cinematic masterpiece, and a direct sequel to it has been unleashed upon the world by Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld. Is it a blood-splattering good time? Read on for my thoughts.

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Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 11

So far, I’ve reviewed 10 volumes in the Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers series. All of them have been highly enjoyable in their own way. Today, I’m going to take a look at Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 11. Clocking in at two hours and fifty-one minutes, this is yet another short and sweet collection of classic horror literature lovingly presented in a way that is a feast for the ears.

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