Gods and Monsters Movie
ltlclive.jpg (5933 bytes)CLIVE BARKER (Executive Producer) -- Clive Barker began his career as a playwright in London, where he formed a theater company to perform his own works. Many of these early plays contained the fantastical and erotic that would later become part of his literary persona. They include: "The History of the Devil," "Frankenstein in Love," "Subtle Bodies," "Crazyface," and a play about his favorite painter, Goya, "Colossus." These works were published in two books titled Incarnations and Forms of Heaven in 1995 and 1996. Barker also began to publish short fiction -visionary tales that created new and disturbing worlds - in such collections as The Books of Blood, Volumes 1-3 and The Books of Blood, Volumes 4-6. He also published a novel, The Damnation Game, which brought his work to the attention of literary critics and expanded his growing international audience. Novels he has written since include Weaveworld, The Great and Secret Show, Everville, and Imajica. As Barker was enjoying his new literary fame, he made another creative jump - this time to movies. He directed HELLRAISER, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart. The writer’s stylish, energetic, yet chilling directorial debut resulted in a movie that continues to draw a cult audience and has since spawned three sequels as well as several lines of comic books and an extensive array of merchandising. Barker went on to adapt his short story Cabal into the film NIGHTBREED, which he also directed. Barker’s film career continued with a stint as executive producer on the daring housing-project horror film CANDYMAN, written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on Barker’s short story, The Forbidden, and on the sequel, CANDYMAN 2 - FAREWELL TO THE FLESH. In 1992 he returned to directing with LORD OF ILLUSIONS, starring Scott Bakula and Famke Janssen. A sequel to the film is currently in the works as well as a film version of his acclaimed fable for children, The Thief of Always, to be produced at Universal with Bernard Rose directing.

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