Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tweet of the Week!

You've probably already read this Tweet on another site within the last couple days but I simply couldn't not feature it as the Tweet of the Week this week. Proof positive that Clive Barker is one of the coolest men alive, he took to his Twitter account this past weekend to clear a couple things up about the upcoming direct to DVD Hellraiser sequel, Hellraiser : Revelations. First, here's a little bit about that movie along with the shiteous trailer!



Slapped together by Dimension merely to hold onto the rights to the franchise so that they can give it a proper remake down the road, Hellraiser : Revelations hits DVD & Blu-ray just in time for Halloween on October 18th. The ninth film in the franchise, it's also the first to feature someone other than Doug Bradley as Pinhead. Though Bradley has been in some pretty godawful entries in the series, even he refused to take part, stating that "after reading the script and giving it due consideration, I have decided not to participate." Eek.

If that's not an indication of what we're in store for here, then I think what Clive Barker had to say about the film this past weekend should make it pretty clear that October 18th will see the release of the worst Hellraiser film to date ...

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Hello, my friends. I want to put on record that the flic out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKIN' CHILD OF MINE! I have NOTHING to do with the fuckin' thing. If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker, it's a lie. It's not even from my butt-hole. - @RealCliveBarker

3 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I LOVE Clive!!! Not one to mince words.

The Frog Queen said...

I love that man. I remember last time I saw him speak he said that it was hard....do you try to keep in touch with what is going on with the sequels and watch your heart break....or do you just walk away....looks like he has resigned himself to the latter. :)

Thanks for sharing....how could it be that I am not following Clive on Twitter....gotta go fix that right now!

Thanks for sharing my friend!

Cheers!

Mike said...

If you don't already have them, you should grab the comic collections. They are a few hundred pages a pop and you can get them for $5-10 each shipped.

Most of the stories aren't by Barker but Gaiman and a ton of other writers handle the characters with a hell of alot more care and respect then any of the sequels ( esp since Bloodlines ).

I've read a few in floppy form when they were first coming out... but I just recently went to bite the bullet and get them to wash the taste of this movie out of my mouth after I sit through this shit. Ha remember Hellraiser is all about the pleasure of pain... and we're probably going to open the box even though we probably shouldn't.

I suggest the comics as a way to wash it down and see what happens when the characters are handled by someone who gives a shit. Not all of the stories are great... but the whole thing feels fairly sincere and at $5-10 for 200-320 pages after shipping you can't go wrong.