Horror superstar Clive Barker on having the world by the balls at 35

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 13, 1987 By Steve Newton What scares you? Spiders? Sharp knives? The dentist? The threat of nuclear holocaust? Count me in on all the above, and add another: Clive Barker's writing. Like Count Floyd used to say: "It's scary stuff, kids!" At 35, Clive Barker is being touted … Continue reading Horror superstar Clive Barker on having the world by the balls at 35

Hellraiser shows rising horror star Clive Barker should, like Stephen King, stick to writing

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 18, 1987 By Steve Newton Some guys just don't know when to leave well enough alone. Stephen King just wasn't satisfied with the work that other directors did with his stories. He had to write and direct last year's Maximum Overdrive. It was one bad movie, and not … Continue reading Hellraiser shows rising horror star Clive Barker should, like Stephen King, stick to writing

Horror review: Lord of Illusions

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 31, 1995 By Steve Newton Clive Barker is the ultimate lord of self-delusion if he believes that Lord of Illusions—which he wrote, directed, and coproduced—is going to help the film career that took a nosedive five years ago with the nonsensical and inept Nightbreed. That flick, like Barker’s … Continue reading Horror review: Lord of Illusions

Horror review: Candyman

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 22, 1992 By Steve Newton On paper, Candyman looked like it had the makings of a fright fan’s wet dream. It was based on a short story from Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, the collection of gut-wrenching, in-your-face horror tales he churned out before getting all artsy and overblown … Continue reading Horror review: Candyman