Clive Barker

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Clive Barker

Born

10/5/1952, Liverpool, England, UK

Birth Name

Clive Barker

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Clive Barker
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Biography

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Clive Barker is widely considered to be a driving force in the world of modern horror. His earliest works, a collection of short stories entitled Books of Blood, drew praise from some of the masters of the genre. Upon reading his work, Stephen King stated, "I have seen…more

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  • Trivia

    • Clive Barker's Published works

      (year of release, title)

      1984, Books of Blood vol. 1
      1984, Books of Blood vol. 2
      1984, Books of Blood vol. 3
      1985, The Damnation Game
      1985, Books of Blood vol. 4
      (The Inhuman Condition, US)
      1985, Books of Blood vol. 5
      (In The Flesh, US)
      1985, Books of Blood vol. 6
      (Lord of Illusion/Cabal, US)
      1987, The Hellbound Heart
      1987, Weaveworld
      1988, Cabal
      1889, The Great and Secret Show
      1991, Imajica
      1992, The Thief of Always
      1992, Primal
      1993, Night of the Living Dead: London
      1994, Everville
      1995, Incarnations
      1996, Sacrament
      1996, Forms of Heaven
      1998, Galilee
      1999, The Essential Clive Barker
      2001, Coldheart Canyon:
      A Hollywood Ghost Story
      2001, Tortured Souls
      2002, Abarat
      2003, Rare Flesh
      2004, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
      2005, Visions of Heaven and Hell

    • In 2004, Clive received the Davidson/Valentini Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

    • In 1988, Clive won the Critics' Award
      for: Hellraiser (1987) at Fantasporto.

    • In 1988, Clive was nominated for the the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film
      for: Hellraiser (1987) at Fantasporto.

    • In 1991, Clive was nominated for the the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film
      for: Nightbreed (1990) at Fantasporto.

    • In 1991, Clive was nominatione for the the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film
      for: Nightbreed (1990) at Fantasporto.

    • In 1991, Clive won the Critics' Award
      for: Nightbreed (1990) at Fantasporto.

    • In 1990, Clive won the Silver Scream Award
      for: Nightbreed (1990).

    • In 1991, Clive was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Director
      for: Nightbreed (1990).

    • After not liking the film adaptations of his books Transmutations (1985) and Rawhead Rex (1986), Clive directed the film Hellraiser (1987), based on his novella The Hellbound Heart. The film has become a cult classic.

  • Quotes

    • Clive Barker: It's irritating, because I would like to make movies that were as unrelenting and as explicit in their metaphysical, sexual and violent imagery as the stories. But with the way censorship is at present, there's no way you can do that.

    • Clive Barker: I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else - but I'm absolutely nothing special.

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