The Moving Image Curator and his Selected Talent
Dubbed “the future of horror” by Stephen King, Liverpool-born Clive Barker started out as a horror writer in the eighties. He worked for years, trying to break through into playwriting in London before writing the screenplays for “Underworld” (1985) and “Rawhead Rex” (1986). He decided that his work would be best on the big screen, so Clive moved on to directing. His most prominent films are “Hellraiser” (1987) directed by him and based on his novella "The Hellbound Heart" and “Candyman” (1992) which was directed by Bernard Rose, adapted from Clive's "The Forbidden" from the “Books of Blood”series.
Clive was also an Executive Producer for the Oscar-winning “Gods and Monsters”, starring Sir Ian McKellen. In 2005, Clive created Midnight Picture Show, a production company along with Jorge Saralegui (Queen of the Damned). He’s continued to write for his “Abarat” series, as well as bringing out first-person shooter video games, including the most recent, “Jericho” released onto the XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and PC.