Clive Barker

Highest Rated: 95% Gods and Monsters (1998)
Birthday: Oct 5, 1952
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



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
31% Hellraiser - Bloodline Executive Producer 1996
61% Lord of Illusions Screenwriter Director Producer 1995
28% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Executive Producer 1994
74% Candyman Executive Producer 1992
41% Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Producer 1992
25% Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers' Forensic Tech 1992
40% Nightbreed Screenwriter Director 1990
56% Hellbound: Hellraiser II Producer Executive Producer 1988
69% Hellraiser Director Screenwriter 1987
29% Rawhead Rex Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet Transmutations Screenwriter Director 1985
No Score Yet Salome Actor Director 1973


63% Masters of Horror
  • 2006
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
  • 2003


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