...Mahogany, the hammer, the train...
DVD World - No 69, January 2009: The inimitable Allan Bryce interviews Clive and also, later in the issue, names Midnight Meat Train as DVD of the Month! Mahogany's top left, looking down...
Fangoria - No 273, May 2008: Fangoria gave this Ryuhei Kitamura helmed adaptation its first cover spot, expecting - before Lionsgate started messing around - that it would be out in May 2008 ... Contains a set visit and interview with Clive.
Gorezone - No 33, July 2008: Gorezone elevated some meat train gore onto its front cover to support its coverage of the film.
Mad Movies - No 221, July / August 2009: In a special Clive Barker issue, Mad Movies celebrated Midnight Meat Train on the cover and inside along with Dread, Book of Blood and an overview of Clive's movie history.
...A single entry so far, with only Germany stepping up to the plate to celebrate The Book of Blood to date...
Virus - No 30, August - September 2009: Jonas Armstrong's back gets a cover slot in this German magazine, dripping with the blood that tells many tales...
...Also, a single entry so far, with the prosthetics work celebrated in this UK magazine...
Prosthetics - No 20, Winter 2020: Samantha Gardiner as Needle Mouth Mom gets the cover treatment as Brannon Braga, Patrick Baxter and Tony Lindala are interviewed inside...
...Without the iconic status of a Pinhead or the sheer variety of the Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions struggled to make the same kind of impact as Clive's first forays into the celluloid world...
Au Courant - Vol 13 No 43, 29 August - 4 September 1995: Two stills from the movie accompany 'Horror's Homo Hero' on the cover of this Philadelphia gay magazine. Contains an interview with Clive.
Bay Area Reporter - 24 August 1995: The Arts & Entertainment section of the Bay Area Reporter put Scott Bakula and its movie review on the cover.
Bloodsongs - No 6, March 1995: Steve Proposch headlines Lord of Illusions in his Australian horror fiction 'zine with a Barker interview and a review of Salome and The Forbidden.
Coenobium - No 14, Summer 1995: Nina Arlene Kempf's Nix sets up an issue covering Lord of Illusions and Candyman 2 amongst other things.
Contra Costa Times - 24 August 1995: The theatrical release of Lord of Illusions sees Clive visiting San Francisco and giving an interview that earns him a cover spot (photographed at the Medieval Dungeon on Fisherman's Wharf) above a photo of Nix.
Doom, No 0, June 1995: This German horror and fantasy magazine goes for a candid on-set photo to promote its interview with Clive.
L'Ecran Fantastique, No 149, May 1996: While France's excellent L'Ecran Fantastique magazine opts for a more traditional shot of the same doomed cultist.
Fangoria - No 139, January 1995: Part two of Fangoria's excellent Lord Of Illusions production diary includes an interview with Clive.
Fangoria - No 140, March 1995: Barker abounds on this cover with Nix the centrepiece of an issue with articles on Lord Of Illusions, Hellraiser IV and Candyman 2. The third part of the Lord Of Illusions production diary includes an interview with Clive.
Fangoria - No 141, April 1995: Nix lurks opposite Angelique as the fourth part of the Lord Of Illusions production diary including an interview with Clive, is accompanied by a Hellraiser IV set visit.
Fangoria - German Edition, No 2, 1995: We don't have this but it looks to have similar to the US issue 140?
Fangoria - German Edition, No 3, 1995: Again, we don't have this but it looks to be similar to the US issue 141?
Home Cinema Choice - September 1996: There was no UK theatrical release of Lord Of Illusions, so cover appearances had to wait for the release of the director's cut on video. Contains an interview with Clive.
Shivers - No 75, March 2000: The top left of the cover shows one of the "Unseen abominations" from Lord of Illusions with a feature inside that includes the full photo of this creature in KNB EFX's workshop.
Starlog - No 212, March 1995: "Scott Bakula leaps into Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions" and Bakula is interviewed inside.
Video Watchdog - No 34, 1996: A tasteful shot of Harry's bad dream for the cover. Inside, Douglas Winter writes about the movie and interviews Clive.
World Of Fandom - No 22, 1997: Nix in his S&M gear getting ready for a night on the town. Cultists beware.
...The early films struggled for attention but each still secured a prestigious cover slot with Fangoria...
The Big Picture From Vestron - February 1988: Vestron Video's sales brochure to US video retailers encouraged orders for Transmutations alongside The Sicilian, The Women's Club and Karatemania...
The Dark Side - No 199, March 2019: Includes an interview with director George Pavlou about the making of Rawhead Rex.
Dread - No 6, 1992: If you look really hard there's a grainy picture of Rawhead emerging from the shadows. Contains an interview with Clive.
Fangoria - No 53, May 1986: An unhappy looking animatronic of Denholm Elliot as Doctor Savary acts as a cover for an issue interviewing Peter Litton, the make-up effects man responsible for Underworld.
Fangoria - No 61, February 1987: Includes an interview with George Pavlou.
...Dare you put his image on a magazine cover five times..?
Dread - No 7, 1992: Dread's coverage of Candyman includes an interview with Bernard Rose.
Fangoria - No 117, October 1992: Previewing Candyman by showing Tony Todd going up in flames on the cover, this contains an article on the making of the movie (including a brief interview with Clive) as well as an interview with Bob Keen on the new cenobites and other effects in Hellraiser III.
Fangoria - No 118, November 1992: The following month Fangoria continued its coverage with an interview with Bernard Rose.
Fangoria (Spain)- No 14, December 1992: Marked as December, the Spanish edition tracked the cover and contents of the US edition from October.
Fangoria - No 183, June 1999: 'Clive Barker's bogeyman returns' to announce Candyman 3. There's also an article on the various drafts of The Mummy, including Clive's version.
Fangoria - Vol 2 No 12, July 2021: Multiple articles on Nia DaCosta's 2020 / 2021 Candyman feature in Fangoria's summer issue, alongside a look back at Bernard Rose's original movie.
The Guardian: The Guide - 21-27 August 2021: Declaring him to be 'The Bee's Knees', this weekly guide from The Guardian has an interview with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
HorrorHound - No 84, Fall 2020: Nia DaCosta, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Tony Todd are interviewed inside, alongside a HorrorHound retrospective of the franchise.
Other Dimensions - No 2, Fall 1994: Douglas Winter pens a literary criticism of Candyman in this issue.
Rue Morgue - No. 194, May/June 2020: Nia DaCosta's 2020 Candyman movie takes top billing in Rue Morgue, ahead of its originally planned June 2020 theatrical release.
Scream - No 46, January / February 2018: Candyman's '25 Years of Terror' are celebrated by an interview with Bernard Rose.
Shivers - No 50, February 1998: Shivers' Sgt. Pepper tribute has Pinhead in the front row, while Candyman and Peloquin share similar mouth-open poses towards the right hand edge.
Starburst - No 176, April 1993: Yes Sarah, Tony Todd's interview is accompanied by a picture of Candyman on the cover, just concentrate on something other than Mel Gibson's clear blue eyes if you can...
Starburst - No 476, March 2022: 300 issues later, Starburst again puts Tony Todd on a cover, painted by Graham Humphreys, as Candyman and Hellraiser both appear in the 'Top 100 Horror Films of All Time'.
Total Film - No. 302, September 2020: In line with its first revised September 2020 release date (re-revised subsequently to October) the new Candyman takes cover billing for both the regular and the subscriber variant. Nia DaCosta, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris and Tony Todd are interviewed inside.
The Phantom Of The Movies' Videoscope - No 16, Fall 1995: Tony Todd is interviewed by the Phantom at the time of Candyman 2's release...
...The arthouse crowd is less easy to reach in the mainstream press, but the Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Gods And Monsters allowed Variety to place Ian McKellen on the cover following earlier exposure in USA Today and Scarlet Street...
USA Today - 15 September 1998: A still from Gods And Monsters alongside two stills from the original 1935 Bride of Frankenstein set accompany interview quotes from Christopher Bram, Bill Condon, Curtis Harrington, David Skal, James Curtis, Gloria Stuart, Ron MacCloskey and Richard Valley about James Whale and about the movie.
Scarlet Street - No 30, November 1998: Dedicating three or four separate articles to Gods And Monsters and the original James Whale pictures, this issue includes interviews with Clive and Bill Condon.
Shivers - No 64, April 1999: Interviews with Bill Condon and Ian McKellen with the latter, as James Whale, on the top left hand corner of the cover .
Daily Variety, 18 December 1998: Reporting the Gloden Globe nominations - including three for Gods and Monsters - Ian McKellen joined Cate Blanchett, Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford as Gods and Monsters joined Elizabeth, The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan and The Horse Whisperer as the shortlist for Best Motion Picture : Drama.
...The TV pairing of Barker and King left little impression on graphic designers, but securing a cover slot for a TV movie is no mean feat in itself...
Shivers - No 42, June 1997: Ranking as the only Quicksilver Highway image we know of on a cover, even here a smouldering Fox Mulder is preferred to Christopher Lloyd's manic grin!
...TV again, with the arrival of Saint Sinner on the Sci Fi channel cause for celebration in the pages of Fangoria. Spielberg's Taken miniseries took the cover spot on Sci Fi's own magazine, leaving Fangoria alone to use Saint Sinner on its cover that month...
Fangoria - No 217, October 2002: 'Saint Sinner - Too gory for TV?' Barker is interviewed inside and there's also a Hellseeker feature.
...The Mummy dominated magazine covers in the summer of 1999. Just not the one we were interested in seeing...
Fangoria - No 183, June 1999: An impressive achievement, making the front cover of Fangoria with a movie that was never even made... More pictures of Steve Johnson's designs for Clive's version of The Mummy are included inside, as well as an article on Candyman 3.
...The Jericho squad might have expected a few cover slots for themselves but our only two entries here on the covers page so far showcase two of their fearsome adversaries...
MCV Recommended Extra - 2007: The MCV Official Retail Guide produced a standalone booklet on Jericho ahead of release which featured extracts from a longer interview with Clive.
The Games Machine - No 227, November 2007: Jericho secured a cover slot in Italy with The Games Machine opting for this striking image of Arnold Leach to support their 82/100 feature review.