The Hellraiser Chronicles, 1992
"Each man, woman and child in that seething tower was sightless. They saw only through the eyes of the city. They were thoughtless, but to think the city's thoughts. And they believed themselves deathless, in their lumbering, relentless strength. Vast and mad and deathless."
- In the Hills, the Cities, Books of Blood, Vol 1
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|1973||Salome/The Forbidden||VHS - **DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1985||Underworld/Transmutations - story||VHS - DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1987||Hellraiser||VHS - **DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1987||RawHead Rex - story||VHS - DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1988||Hellbound - Hellraiser 2 -producer||VHS - **DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1990||Nightbreed||VHS - *DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1992||Candyman - story||VHS - *DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1995||Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh||VHS - DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1995||Lord of Illusions||VHS - *DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1997||QuickSilver Highway - story, actor(TV)||VHS - DVD||VHS - DVD|
|1998||Gods and Monsters||VHS - *DVD||VHS - DVD|
For a complete filmography go to the IMDB
British writer, producer, director. Annointed "the future name in horror fiction" by Stephen King, Barker is a best seller whose high-flown novels continue to contribute to the genre. HELLRAISER and CANDYMAN excepted, the films he has generated are less inspirational, perhaps bespeaking the limited possibilities of Hollywood horror.
Barker's goal has been to produce horror films that take themselves seriously, as opposed to the campy, tongue-in-cheek fare that has dominated the genre in recent years. He made his directorial debut with HELLRAISER, adapted by Barker from his novella The Hellbound Heart. Described by the London periodical Time Out as "a serious, intelligent and disturbing horror film," this exceptional project was produced on a shoestring budget of $1.5 million and grossed more than $30 million. HELLRAISER introduced the sharp-featured "prince of pain" character who has been given the affectionate nickname "Pinhead" by an enthusiastic and bloodthirsty audience. Pinhead also appeared in HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH, both of which were executive-produced by Barker but directed by others. He has no control over the extensive marketing of his creation (whom he describes as "the Noel Coward of the lower depths") because he sold those rights for $1 million in the deal that allowed him to direct the first installment.