Clive Barker (*1952)

From the start of his career as a horror novelist, Clive Barker has been involved with movies. In the 1980s he produced several screenplays for horror movies, directing his first feature in 1987, the highly acclaimed HELLRAISER. In 1995 he directed his second feature film, the fantastic LORD OF ILLUSIONS. Ever since he has appeared in countless documentaries, worked for TV, and even written video games (UNDYING, DEMONIK). Whether he will return to directing is uncertain: TORTURED SOULS, a film based on his own novella has been postponed again and again.

Links: The Official Clive Barker Homepage

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Salome (1973; dir, act; short)
The Forbidden (1978; dir, act; short)
Underworld (1985; coscr; based on his story)
Rawhead Rex (1986; scr)
Hellraiser (1987; dir, scr; based on his novel The Hellbound Heart)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988; exec prod; based on his characters)
Nightbreed (1990; dir, scr; based on his novel Cabal)
Sleepwalkers (1992; act)
Candyman (1992; sty, prod; based on his story 'The Forbidden')
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992; coprod, based on his characters)
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995; sty, coprod)
Lord of Illusions (1995; dir, scr, coprod)
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996; based on his characters)
Quicksilver Highway (1997; act, based on his story The Body Politic; made for TV)
Barn of the Blood Llama (1997; act)
Gods and Monsters (1998; coprod)
Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999; based on his characters)
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000; based on his characters)
Mule Skinner Blues (2001; presenter)
Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002; based on his characters)
Saint Sinner (2002; sty, exec prod; made for TV)
Hellraiser: Deader (2005; based on his characters)
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005; based on his characters)
Hellraiser: Prophecy (2006; based on his characters)
The Plague (2006; coprod)

© Ron Altman (last update 11/12/06)