The Hellraiser franchise has been wobbling for years now. Uninspired movie sequels, which Barker himself disowns, are being churned out just to keep the Hellraiser rights, actors synonymous with the films are no longer involved and even the literature is veering into the realm of dubious fan fiction. The Scarlet Gospels was average at best and as I write in my review for The Hellbound Heart sequel, Hellraiser: The Toll, “Don’t read this novella, it’s a waste of good suffering”
But don’t despair, all is not lost! A brand new audio dramatisation of Clive Barker’s The Hellbound Heart is out April 27th 2018. Released by Bafflebub and available in both digital and physical media packages, this all new adaption of Barker’s classic stars Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers), Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) and Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who), this is a faithful, full-cast adaptation of award-winning author Clive Barker’s novella (adapted for the screen as the classic horror movie Hellraiser), by Paul Kane (Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell).
When Frank Cotton (Tom Meeten) finally acquires a fabled puzzle box, he gets more than he bargained for. Because the box is a doorway to another world, to Hell and its dubious pleasures, ruled over by the sadistic Cenobites. And Frank’s reward for opening the box is an eternity of pain beyond imagining.
But when his brother, Rory, and his wife Julia (Neve McIntosh) move in to the house where Frank conducted the ritual, he sees a means of escape. For Julia was once Frank’s lover and swore to do anything for him… even kill, if it would make Frank whole again. Julia will stop at nothing to bring her lover back from Hell, and only Rory’s friend Kirsty (Alice Lowe) unwittingly stands in their way…
I’m delighted to be able to share with you an exclusive 5 minute clip from the production.
(Thank you very much Bafflegab)
You can order this exciting new adaptation from the following…
The Hellbound Heart is also available from Amazon UK & (soon) Amazon US
For more information about Bafflegab, please visit their official website www.bafflegab.co.uk
For more information about Paul Kane, please visit his official website www.shadow-writer.co.uk
Just pre-ordered this on the strength of this review (and the preview). Sounds fantastic.