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Clive Barker Offers Major Hellraiser Remake Update!

Hellraiser is one of those remakes that has been in development for so long, it’s hard to keep track of what is happening with it, who is on board and what the approach is going to be. About a year ago, Clive Barker himself revealed that he pitched an idea to Dimension Films and was running with the project, penning a remake himself for the company. Not directing, but writing.

In a recent interview with EW, Barker offered an update on Hellraiser. Here’s an excerpt from this article…

Want a Pair of Tickets to a Private Screening of Nightbreed: Director’s Cut…

This is the year of Nightbreed. The Clive Barker film is getting the long-awaited respect it deserves with a Director’s Cut arriving on Blu-ray and, here in Los Angeles, multiple screenings of this new version are taking place.

One screening will be an intimate affair on October 27th at The Crest Westwood Theater in Westwood at 7pm. Shock Till You Drop is offering up a pair of tickets for one lucky reader who lives in the Los Angeles area. Clive Barker and “special guests” are guaranteed for this private event.

Review: Nightbreed – The Director’s Cut Lends Deeper Insight into the…

Nightbreed’s production and release history is well-known. The rumors of a “director’s cut” well chronicled. So I won’t dish you a history lesson, after all, that’s what Scream Factory’s deluxe Blu-ray edition is here for and it does it very well. But, I am here to tell you that after long last, it appears we finally have a cut of Nightbreed that feels more satisfying and cohesive. The theatrical cut was a choppy and hurried. Totally satisfactory, but far from being a home run.

The Director’s Cut smooths things out, adds more significance to protagonist Boone, places more emotional weight on his relationship with Lori and injects extra dramatic layers to make the denizens of Midian more sympathetic.

Gallery: A Detailed Look at the Nightbreed Director’s Cut Limited Edition Set

Scream Factory chose Shock Till You Drop to be one of the first to receive the anticipated Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut limited edition set. And similar to what we did with the Halloween collection, I figured you guys would want a more detailed look at the packaging (you can see Scream Factory’s unboxing video here). It’s a beautiful package, without a doubt. Stay tuned for my review, now…pardon me while I dig into this beast!

Clive Barker’s Final Pinhead Story ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ Gets…

It’s the news many of us have been waiting for: A firm release date for “The Scarlet Gospels,” the novel that pits Harry D’Amour of “The Last Illusion” against the Cenobites.
Clive Barker broke the news via his Facebook page that St. Martin’s Press will release the tome on May 19, 2015! That’s the jacket art you see to the right.
Per Barker’s page…

Here are the Blu-ray Covers for Scream Factory’s Lord of Illusions & Dolls

I’m doing a bit of catching up in the Scream Factory art arena. The company has revealed over the last two weeks a look at the Blu-ray art for both Lord of Illusions and Dolls.

The former is the last feature film Clive Barker directed and it’s getting the usual loving treatment Scream Factory gives all of its presentations. The former is directed by Stuart Gordon and streets on November 11th. I’m certain – as always – the package art will be reversible so if you’d prefer the original key art, that will be available to you as well. No release date has been provided for this release.

More Details About Scream Factory’s Nightbreed Special Edition

Scream Factory’s reps have sent over an updated press release that gets into some of the specifics of what you’ll find on their Nightbreed special edition when it streets October 28th. The film will arrive on both DVD and Blu-ray. You’ll find the complete breakdown of specs below, but first, a statement from Barker’s office.

Full SpectreFest Line-Up for Los Angeles Revealed

SpectreVision and Cinefamily in Los Angeles are teaming up once again for another SpectreFest this fall and the full line-up has been revealed.

It was announced by SpectreVision partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.

Lena Headey Leads Cast of Clive Barker’s Jacqueline Ess

Genre vet and Game of Thrones star Lena Headey is taking the lead role in the Clive Barker adaptation Jacqueline Ess, first reported here on Shock as Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament.

Adding to that cool slice of news: Jovanka Vuckovic is making her feature directorial debut with the adaptation!

Jacqueline Ess tells the story of a beautiful woman with the ability to horrifically change people’s body shapes simply with her mind.

Scream Factory is Prepping a Lord of Illusions Special Edition!

In addition to Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, Scream Factory is in development on a special edition of Clive Barker’s last directorial effort: Lord of Illusions. The 1995 film is making its way to Blu-ray as a Collector’s Edition. Both Scream Factory and Barker spilled the news today. We’ll begin with what Barker had to say…

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Getting Its Own Comic Series Again

Fresh off the heels of the release of Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, Boom! Studios have announced (via Multiveristy Comics) that the cult classic property Clive Barker’s Nightbreed will be getting its very own comic series later this year. Written by Marc Andreyko with art by Piotr Kowalski, the series is described as a re-imaging of the concept which will draw influence from both the original novella and the 1990 film.

Clive Barker’s Jacqueline Ess is Coming to the Screen

Clive Barker’s “The Books of Blood” has been mined for screen adaptations like Rawhead Rex, Candyman (“The Forbidden”), Midnight Meat Train and Book of Blood. Now, we’re learning Raven Banner Entertainment has optioned Clive Barker

Insert Scream Here Episode 9: My Favorite Scenes in Horror

I’ve been on a Candyman kick this month. Not only did Bernard Rose’s film make my ’90s list, but I wanted to make it the subject of an Insert Scream Here? episode. And so…here we are.

The focus of Insert Scream Here is to look at some of my personal favorite moments in horror. I