August 19, 1995 |
"The Imagination of Clive Barker" is a coherent exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures that takes viewers on a spiritless journey into a nightmarish nether world crawling with one-eyed serpents, half-human mutants and crucifix-toting ghouls. At the Laguna Art Museum's satellite gallery at South Coast Plaza, flames fly from an arsonist's fiery eyes, hairless figures sprout pins, porcupine quills or tree branches, and giant spikes impale angelic creatures.
June 14, 1987 |
The four tales of horror in Clive Barker's "In the Flesh" are not made for fireside reading. These are disturbing tales that emerge from a profound sense of despair and desolation. Barker is a young English author, and "In the Flesh" is the fifth of a six-volume English collection, the "Books of Blood" (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). Indeed, blood oozes, splatters, drips and gushes from these stories in great abundance. In the title story, Barker describes the result of a fight between two prisoners.
December 22, 2005 |
CLIVE BARKER wants to illustrate a point about the varied and unfettered nature of his painterly imagination, which at this moment has him surrounded as he sits in the Beverly Hills house he's turned into a do-it-yourself gallery. "Well, let's look. Here we go," says Barker, as he rises from the long wooden dining room table that appears to be the only surface -- kitchen counters included -- that isn't covered with paintings.
October 15, 1998 |
It wasn't enough that Universal Studios had a Halloween attraction last year loaded with some of Hollywood's best special effects. Universal officials figured there had to be a way to top it for the park's second annual Halloween haunt, which opens Friday night. "We brought in the greatest mind in horror to create what will truly be the most interesting haunted experience ever," said Norm Kahn, Universal vice president of entertainment.
January 31, 1990 |
English horror-tale author Clive Barker clutches a coffee table in a white-knuckle grip, as if to keep it from attacking. "Is that table alive?" a guest asks politely. "Probably not," he answers, as if unsure. But he is sure that it could be, that things are never what they seem, that "everything--even a table--has imagination." Barker's own imagination is bloodcurdling.
October 25, 2007 |
Clive Barker knows a thing or two about scaring people. After all, who can forget that freaky pinhead guy from the "Hellraiser" series of horror flicks? So it naturally stands to reason that the newly released Clive Barker's Jericho would be the perfect Halloween video game, right? Give a master of horror the reins to create a creepy story and watch out: "Something wicked this way comes." Unfortunately, Jericho is wicked in all the wrong ways.