Clive Barker

  • Clive Barker – Salome (1973)

    Clive Barker1971-1980ExperimentalHorrorUnited Kingdom

    Salome (1973)

    Clive Barker wrote:

    These are home movies, they are movies that were made in people’s cellars and people’s front rooms, with a lot of passion and no money. I think they are interesting little films, almost a thing prophetic about them in a sense, particularly in ‘The Forbidden’, the atmosphere of dread and anxiety that hangs over the movie and obviously the erotic elements and the nails in the nail board. These definitely prefigure what we see later in the Hellraiser movies. I think they are an interesting artefact, and I am glad they have found their way to video. Just for the average filmgoer, they wouldn’t mean a whole heap. For people who are really familiar with my whole mythology and my approach to things I think they are an interesting piece of insight in to how these images and ideas developed over the years.Read More »

  • Clive Barker – Hellraiser (1987)

    1981-1990Clive BarkerHorrorUnited Kingdom

    I thought I’d gone to the limits. I hadn’t. The Cenobites gave me an experience beyond limits. Pain and pleasure, indivisible.Read More »

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