I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Atkins, the man who wrote Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser: Bloodline, and Wishmaster. We talked about his work on the Hellraiser franchise, including the 30th anniversary of Hellraiser III, the upcoming Hulu movie, and the HBO TV series. We also talked about what it was like working with two masters of horror: Clive Barker and Wes Craven. Peter shared his thoughts with me on Doug Bradley, Nightbreed, his books, including his new release this fall, and much more. We spoke for three hours, so grab some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy our conversation. You can watch the full interview below.
In 2019, I had the good fortune to meet Clive Barker at Monster-Mania 43 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He had his own room, replete with artwork, books, and more. It was a veritable museum celebrating the artistry of Clive Barker. Watch the video below I recorded showcasing the entire room and what was contained within.
On December 8, 1987, Clive Barker took part in a TV interview where the studio audience grilled him about the potential negative effects his work has on people. As you’ll see, his answers are excellent. You can watch the full TV appearance below.
On August 19, 2019, Clive Barker reunited with several members of the cast of the Hellraiser series, including Doug Bradley, for a panel discussion at Monster-Mania 43 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. I was lucky enough to attend the show and met Clive that weekend. Below is the full panel discussion. Enjoy!
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.
Originally released in 1988, Cabal is one of Clive Barker’s most well known stories because it was the basis for the cult classic film Nightbreed. The protagonist Boon is “a tortured soul haunted by the conviction that he has committed atrocious crimes.” According to the synopsis, “In a necropolis in the wilds of Canada, he seeks refuge and finds the last great creatures of the world – the shape-shifters known as the Nightbreed. They are possessed of unearthly powers-and so is Boone. In the hunt for Boone, they too will be hunted. Now only the courage of this strange human can save them from extinction. And only the undying passion of a woman can save Boone from his own corrupting hell…” Cabal is an inventive story, featuring wildly imaginative characters, and it has some of the most exquisite and poetic writing I’ve ever encountered.