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.

Highest rated movies





21% 29% 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
73% 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
27% 37% Hellraiser: Bloodline Executive Producer $8.8M 1996
25% 30% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Writer,
Executive Producer
$13.4M 1995
60% 51% Lord of Illusions Director,
$12.4M 1995
33% 31% Sleepwalkers Forensic Tech (Character) $28.1M 1992
77% 62% Candyman Writer,
Executive Producer
$23.5M 1992
42% 35% Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Writer,
Executive Producer
$10.6M 1992
43% 60% Nightbreed Director,
$8.9M 1990
25% 39% Rawhead Rex Screenwriter - 1987
72% 72% Hellraiser Director,
$13.3M 1987
No Score Yet 5% Transmutations Screenwriter - 1985


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Director 2018
63% 89% Masters of Horror Writer 2006