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Retro Review: The Midnight Meat Train
8.5

Retro Review: The Midnight Meat Train

I’ve always been fascinated and disturbed by the underground subway train systems. It’s a subterranean world that holds many mysteries, dark secrets, and legends. Clive Barker’s short story, The Midnight Meat Train (from his Books of Blood collection) is a brutal and unflinching look into such a world. What I...READ MORE...

Retro Review: Book of Blood
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Retro Review: Book of Blood

The dead have highways, running through the wasteland behind our lives, bearing an endless traffic of departed souls. They can be heard in the broken places of our world, through cracks made out of cruelty, violence, and depravity. They have sign posts, these highways, and crossroads and intersections. And it...READ MORE...

The Clive Barker Society: Welcome Package

The first package from The Clive Barker Society is here. Straight from the Century Guild, I just received the ‘Welcome to the Family’, and I know other fans out there have as well. Following is the unboxing video: “Welcome to the Clive Barker Society! Because Clive prefers “enthusiasts” over the...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Origins: Salomé and The Forbidden

Hello Friends: This is a quick heads up to let you guys know that the new edition of Clive Barker’s early movies Salomé & The Forbidden was recently released on August 25th, and is now available on Amazon.com. This new release is titled “Clive Barker’s Origins – Salomé and The Forbidden”....READ MORE...

Review: Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
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Review: Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut

This review for The Nightbreed Director’s Cut is going to be a very personal one for me. My feelings on the situation go beyond the movie itself. Honestly, I never thought I’d live to see Clive Barker’s true version of the film. My heart told me it wouldn’t happen, and...READ MORE...

Retro Review: Hellraiser: Bloodline Workprint Review
7.5

Retro Review: Hellraiser: Bloodline Workprint Review

“Welcome to oblivion.” – Paul Merchant For this Retro Review I’ll be talking about the leaked workprint of Hellraiser: Bloodline, which in many ways is much better than the released version, but is still miles away from what filmmakers originally had in mind. Before I begin my review though, I’d...READ MORE...

Retro Review: Hellraiser: Bloodline
6.5

Retro Review: Hellraiser: Bloodline

Whenever I watch Hellraiser: Bloodline I can’t help but feel a sense of loss. Not for myself, but for the makers of the movie. After the series went a little bit off the rails with Hell On Earth, the filmmakers were adamant to make a better movie that rose above...READ MORE...

Retro Review: Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth
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Retro Review: Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth

For some reason when it comes to third films in a franchise that’s usually when a series starts to fall apart. Fresh ideas begin to run out and the films become very repetitive. Thankfully this never happened to the Hellraiser franchise and even though I may not have enjoyed a...READ MORE...

Retro Review: Hellbound: Hellraiser II
9.5

Retro Review: Hellbound: Hellraiser II

It’s rare to see a sequel top the original film that spawned it, but Hellbound: Hellraiser II does just that. Many sequels usually don’t take chances and play it safe. A lot of the time they want to mirror what made the original work so well, but never bring anything...READ MORE...

Review – Leviathan: Extras (Disc 3)

Hello Friends: By now, you’ve read the review of both disc one and two, here. Leviathan is a tremendous effort that spanned a few years of work and a successful Kickstarter and it accomplished nothing short of extraordinary. This is so far the definitive Hellraiser/Hellbound documentary that fans could ever...READ MORE...


Review – Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser (Disc 1)
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Review – Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser (Disc 1)

First, let me start out by saying this is a 3-disc set, of which the disc I’m reviewing has a running time of 4 hours 37 minutes!  I didn’t even know a DVD could be that long without swapping discs.  Peter Jackson, take note! It’s a whole new world of...READ MORE...

Episode 98 : The Scarlet Gospels (Spoilers)

In this episode, Ryan, José and Rob talk about Clive Barker‘s The Scarlet Gospels.  Give it a listen only if you’ve read it already, because there are spoilers.  Oh the freedom! With special participation by friend, podcast listener & contributor to our previous hosting expenses fundraiser, Stephanie giving us her...READ MORE...

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The Scarlet Gospels: Rob’s Take

Before I start this review I’d like to say thanks to Ryan Danhauser and Jose Leitao for helping me shape this review into what it is now. Without them I would constantly stumble and fall. Thank you. Wow what a rush! No, let me rephrase that again: FUCK, WHAT A RUSH!...READ MORE...

The Scarlet Gospels: Advance Review (Spoiler Free)

Hello Friends: It’s with great pleasure that I recently got an Advance Reader’s Edition of The Scarlet Gospels, the new long-awaited Clive Barker novel coming out on May 19th from St Martin’s Press; you can pre-order it from Macmillan, Amazon, and just recently it also became available for Special Pre-order at the...READ MORE...