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      Clive Barker

      Clive Barker

      Highest Rated: 96% Gods and Monsters (1998)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Books of Blood (2020)

      Birthday: Oct 5, 1952

      Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK

      Once hailed by Stephen King as the future of horror, author Clive Barker parlayed his success as a prose writer into a wide range of mediums, including films, visual arts and even video games. Barker was a true innovator in the horror genre, thanks in large part to his higher literary ambitions. But perhaps his greatest talent was his ability to cleverly recycle the old formulas with sexuality and over-the-top violence. By the mid-1990s, with a slew of best-selling novels, short story collections and comic book series bearing his name, the workaholic Barker was also a well-established presence in Hollywood, having written and directed the popular "Hellraiser" (1987), which spawned a long-running cult franchise that saw several theatrical and direct-to-DVD releases over the ensuing decades. Though occasionally stepping behind the camera for the likes of "Nightbreed" (1990) and "Lords of Illusion" (1995), Barker served more as an executive producer on a number of films, most of which were adapted from his novels and short stories. With his name attached to such horror fare as "Candyman" (1992) and "Hellraiser: Bloodlines" (1995), it came as a surprise to some when he executive produced the award-winning drama "Gods and Monsters" (1998), which focused on openly gay horror director James Whale. While delving into young adult novels on "The Books of Aharat" series and adult titles like "The Midnight Meat Train" (2008), Barker remained a thoughtful and articulate practitioner of the horror genre.

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      THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, writer Clive Barker, director Ryuhei Kitamura, on set, 2008. ©Lions Gate



      67% 58% Hellraiser Producer - 2022
      21% 34% Books of Blood Writer - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JoJo Baby Executive Producer - 2010
      No Score Yet 45% Dread Producer - 2009
      80% 30% Clive Barker's Book of Blood Producer - 2008
      71% 50% The Midnight Meat Train Producer $73.5K 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Teddy Scares Unknown (Character) - 2006
      96% 83% Gods and Monsters Executive Producer $6.4M 1998
      24% 36% Hellraiser: Bloodline Executive Producer $8.8M 1996
      22% 30% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $13.4M 1995
      58% 53% Lord of Illusions Director,
      $12.4M 1995
      29% 32% Sleepwalkers Forensic Tech (Character) $28.1M 1992
      79% 63% Candyman Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $23.5M 1992
      38% 35% Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $10.6M 1992
      51% 60% Nightbreed Director,
      $8.9M 1990
      30% 39% Rawhead Rex Screenwriter - 1987
      70% 73% Hellraiser Director,
      $13.3M 1987
      No Score Yet 12% Transmutations Screenwriter - 1985


      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Director 2018
      63% 85% Masters of Horror Writer 2006