The legacy of Clive Barker's movie, Hellraiser, has reached far into the minds and hearts of filmgoers and filmmakers in the years since its 1987 theatrical release.
It has spawned multiple sequels, inspired three separate runs of comic books, influenced fashion and culture, prompted academic texts and documentaries and added the iconic figure of Pinhead to the pantheon of great horror characters.
This full-colour companion book, scheduled for the first half of 2018, includes unseen material drawn from full and exclusive access to Clive's own archived notes, drafts, sketches and screenplays which document his step into the world of feature filmmaking. Alongside these are materials from the archives of New World Pictures and from the archives of cast and crew of the film.
Documenting the journey from vision to page to screen and reflecting reaction at the time, it illuminates the creative passion and commitment from Clive and his collaborators in front of and behind the cameras - a shared passion that forged a landmark in horror movies.
This definitive volume covers:
Much has been said about Hellraiser in the three decades since cameras first rolled in September 1986. Featuring exclusive new commentary from Clive himself, this lavishly illustrated, studio-approved, large format book draws out the thoughts and observations of those involved with the film - as they were making it.
Clive Barker with director of photography, Robin Vidgeon, on location for Hellraiser - from the upcoming book, The Making of Hellraiser (2018)
Press advert for Hellraiser's 10 September 1987 premiere
Cover of Time Out London, 2 - 9 September 1987
Cover of Fangoria, Issue 67, September 1987
Hellraiser UK Theatrical Lobby Cards, 1987
Doug Bradley on set as the Lead Cenobite.
Sean Chapman and Andrew Robinson behind the scenes on Hellraiser - previously unpublished - from the upcoming book, The Making of Hellraiser (2018)