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Posted on October 12, 2020 at 8:35 AM by Maggie Witte
Clive Barker was born in Liverpool in 1952. He has written many works of horror and modern fantasy with horror elements. However, he is so much more than an author. Beyond writing, he is a producer and director of both stage and screen. His films have been met with mixed receptions. He is also an artist, having illustrated many of his own books.
He currently lives in California, where he is active in his pursuits. Make any of his books your next spooky read.
In the flesh
Four fiendish horror novellas to awaken terror. In one, a prison inmate is haunted by the spirit of his grandfather; in another, a young woman studying graffiti in a seedy housing project encounters a local legend in the flesh. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1986.
The damnation game
Marty Strauss, a convicted thief, has been conditionally paroled to serve as a bodyguard for billionaire industrialist Joseph Whitehead. He is thrust into the midst of a conflict between Whitehead and Mamoulian, a centuries-old demonesque creature with whom Whitehead had struck a bargain to obtain his wealth and power. Whitehead now spurns his benefactor, whose revenge includes sexual perversions, gore, and the supernatural. Violence. Explicit descriptions of sex.
Horror is the subject of this short novel and four short stories. In the novel, set in Canada, an accused murderer shot by police evolves into an "undead" nomad. The themes for the short stories include: a woman compelled to haunt an ancient charnel house, jungle explorers who endure an Indian curse, a psychic detective who battles demons, and inhuman spies. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
Mister B. Gone
Memoir of Jakabok Botch, a scarred, two-tailed demon from Hell. Between confessions, anecdotes, and warnings to the reader, Jakabok describes his revenge on his abusive father, his failed love affair, his arrival on Earth, and his fate at the hands of man. Some violence. Bestseller. 2007.
Books of Blood, volumes 1 to 3
Three volumes of chilling tales originally published in 1984. In "Scape-Goats" four boaters discover an uncharted island that is really a burial mound. In "Human Remains" a male prostitute confronts his doppelganger. Includes a 1998 introduction by the author. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 1998.
Former cop Harry D'Amour faces off with the demonic Pinhead (famous from Hellraiser films), after the Cenobite priest kidnaps Harry's friend Norma and takes her to hell. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.
The hellbound heart
Frank Cotton learns of a puzzle box that can open a portal to a dimension of carnal sensuality. But the dimension is not what he expected, and he is trapped. When Frank disappears, his brother and sister-in-law move into his house. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1986.
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