Sep 23, 2018
31 years ago, The Prince Charles
hosted a charity premiere of Clive Barker’s
The very next day it would hit cinemas in the
UK. The US would have to wait an extra week to see the cenobites
fill the screen as mysterious apparitions in an empty room with
dark swinging chains from which Frank Cotton hung in pieces. The
bare boards of that damp room were a stage where this great
Faustian tale would see its most intense moments.
Today we are celebrating the 31st anniversary of the release of
Hellraiser, one of the best Horror movies to come out of England in
the 80’s Clive Barker had a vision of Hell that subverted the old
ideas and populated it with these Surgeons from Beyond, who do not
tend to moral punishment but were interested in the nature of
sensation and experience.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, I recommend looking up the
documentary, and look up our own @BarkerCast
Commentary Tracks! We’ve done the whole Hellraiser series.
Happy Birthday, Hellraiser!
Original Blog Post http://www.clivebarkercast.com/2018/09/11/happy-31st-hellraiser/