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New Clive Barker Movie Franchise to Send Hooks and Chains Hurtling Toward Soft Tissue Everywhere

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

Two mid-size production companies are teaming up to bring Clive Barker's Books of Blood stories to the big screen.

The two companies in question are Matador Pictures and Midnight Picture Show (I've never heard of them), and they're hoping to turn this series into a franchise.

They've tapped John Harrison to direct it. Harrison wrote and directed the Sci-Fi channel's workmanlike but oftentimes bland Dune miniseries.

The series follows a paranormal expert who discovers a house that resides at an intersection of highways that shuttle souls to the afterlife.

Man, I love Night Breed and the Hellraiser movies, but Barker's writing is easy to fuck up onscreen. Anyone here remember Lord of Illusions?


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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