Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) – Tony Randel

DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies continues to guide me through the demonic darkness of the Devil’s Work, and brings me to one of my favourite horror creations, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser. The first film is gory, unnerving, and slickly created by Barker himself, and now thanks to Monsters in the Movies, I get to revisit…

Toronto After Dark 2016: The Void – Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski

Isolationist horror with Lovecraftian overtones and readily apparent influences of both Clive Barker and John Carpenter; coupled with the school of less is more when showing the monster, combine in The Void. Toronto After Dark’s closing night film for 2016 at the Scotiabank Theatre. Let me get two things out of the way, as much…

Trailer Tracks: Hellraiser (1987) – Clive Barker

  I love Clive Barker’s writing, it’s dark, disturbing, and gets under your skin. When I first heard about his directing a film, I was anxious, and honestly, couldn’t watch some of the sequences… Even now this film can creep and trouble, and it’s still amazing, bloody, unnerving, and while the series has continued and…

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…