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Clive Barker

Highest Rated:   95% Gods and Monsters (1998)
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Birthplace:   Liverpool, England, UK
Clive Barker is one of the premiere contemporary writers of horror novels. Born, raised and educated in England, Barker started out as founder, playwright and director of a small theater group in London that staged such interestingly titled plays as Frankenstein in Love and The History of the Devil. When not working at the theater, Barker began writing short horror stories. He didn't think there was much of a market for them, but he was wrong, and his work began appearing in magazines. Eventually his stories were published as a three volume set and titled The Books of Blood. They became quite popular and enabled Barker to begin writing and directing horror films; he also worked as executive producer on some of his films. As a filmmaker, Barker attempts to create serious, non-campy horror films. He debuted as a director in 1987 with Hellraiser, which is based on one of his novellas and features a character Barker calls "the Noel Coward of the lower depths," but who audiences more affectionately refer to as "Pinhead." The film was a critical and box-office success. Barker went on to produce two sequels and to occasionally act in films. More recently, he has moved towards writing fantasy fiction. In 1992, he wrote and illustrated a children's book, The Thief of Always. In 1995 he wrote, produced, and directed the horror film Lord of Illusions. Over the next few years he continued to be a prolific fiction writer, and also lend his hand in various capacities to Candyman and Hellraiser sequels. One of the standout credits in his filmography is executive producer for the drama Gods and Monsters, and another one of his short stories was adapted into the 2008 horror film The Midnight Meat Train.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Soccer: South Of The Umbilo
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Hellraiser
  • Producer
2010
No Score Yet After Dark Horrorfest: Dread
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2010
No Score Yet Dread
  • Producer
2009
72% The Midnight Meat Train
  • Producer
$34.9k 2008
80% Book of Blood
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet Clive Barker's The Plague
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Teddy Scares
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Screenwriter
2006
No Score Yet Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Clive Barker Presents Saint Sinner
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2002
13% Candyman: Day of the Dead
  • Screenwriter
1999
No Score Yet She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein
  • Actor
1999
95% Gods and Monsters
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Quicksilver Highway
  • Anesthesiologist
1997
25% Hellraiser - Bloodline
  • Executive Producer
1996
61% Lord of Illusions
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1995
25% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
  • Executive Producer
1994
69% Candyman
  • Executive Producer
1992
23% Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Producer
1992
15% Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'
  • Forensic Tech
1992
36% Nightbreed
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1990
48% Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1988
65% Hellraiser
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1987
33% Rawhead Rex
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Transmutations
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Salome
  • Actor
  • Director
1973

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2003

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