Clive Barker to Adapt his Books of Blood

I remember reading Clive Barker when I was younger, in high school, but not so much anymore. Then again, I don’t read a whole lot anymore, and that’s more my fault than anything. (How could anyone read when American Idol is on TV? Sigh. I know, don’t say it.) In any case, Clive Barker is bringing his horror anthology novel “Books of Blood” to the big screen by adapting the stories one at a time.


The “Blood” series consisted of six collections of horror stories published from 1984-85. The books made Barker an overnight literary sensation.

“Blood” will adapt the first story from Book 1, which centers on a paranormal expert who, while investigating a gruesome slaying, finds a house that is at the intersection of “highways” transporting the souls in the afterlife.

Barker is also at work on a reboot of his “Hellraiser” franchise. Now normally I would get all fanboyish and whine about yet another unnecessary remake of a horror classic, but since it’s Barker’s story and his movie, he can do whatever the hell (pun intended) he wants with it, including an unnecessary remake.

And if that doesn’t work out, he has “Midnight Meat Train” coming out from Lionsgate soon.

Clive Barker to Adapt his Books of Blood