Sadomasochistic cenobites, cannibalism, hooks in flesh, skin-stealing…“We’ve got sights to show you,” grinned Pinhead in seminal horror flick Hellraiser - and didn’t he just? However, Clive Barker himself has shown us so much more - in his books, his films, his soft toy range and in his games. Well, in Clive Barker’s Undying anyway - the others haven’t been very good. But now he’s back with Clive Barker’s Jericho, a project he’s steering all the way from conception - rather than being invited on-board as he was with the character and story work he performed on Undying back in 2001.
Originally from Liverpool and now a happy resident of Los Angeles, there’s no argument that Barker is the perennial king of horror - and the merchant of tales about a million times more disturbing than that King fella could come up with in his darkest moments. From the Books of Blood to Candyman and Nightbreed, the man’s a horror icon.