The Scarlet Gospels (2015) – Clive Barker

  I’ve been looking forward to this book since I first heard Barker was working on it. I’m a fan, and I couldn’t wait to see what happens when two of his most iconic creations meet in what he promised would be the final tale of the Cenobite known universally as Pinhead. But the Hell…

Books of Blood: Volume 1 – 3 (1984 – 1986) – Clive Barker

  There are few authors that can get under my skin with their stories and nightmare imagery. In fact there is only one, Clive Barker. With the imminent arrival of The Scarlet Gospels in May, I thought I would throw some of his books back into my reading cycle, and what better place to start…

Mister B. Gone (2007) – Clive Barker

  Clive Barker’s books have always found a way to unnerve me, and keep me turning the pages at the same time, so I’m always happy to come across something by him that I haven’t read yet. This one opens with a plea. A begging for the reader to burn the book. Please. It seems…

TIFF – Short Cuts Canada Programme 6

  Today brings us the last day of the short programs for TIFF 2013 here in Toronto, you can catch them screening at 7:00pm this evening or 12:15 tomorrow at the Lightbox. Like the five preceding programs this one if filled with gems and jewels, and one in particular I thought was brilliant! Cory Bowles’…

Manborg (2011) – Steven Kostanski

Anchor bay has recently released this to DVD so that the rest of the world can see what has become an undeniable cult favorite, which verges on the utterly ridiculous (in a great way!). I won’t tell you plot details, it’s better to enjoy it all as it happens, preferably with friends and imbibing. But…

Hellraiser (1987)

I came to the worlds created by Clive Barker in late 89, early 90, when I was in University out east in Nova Scotia. Until that time, I’d spent a lot of time with Stephen King books, which I read voraciously, and there were creepy things in them, but never really freaked me out. Clive¬†Barker’s…