Remember Clive Barker? The guy who sold a LOT of books when his career exploded across the US with those Books of Blood short story collections with the blurb from Steven King on the cover: “I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker”. Strong words. And then after we were all a-ga-ga over these incredibly bloody and dark stories, getting all crazy for Hellraiser? Well, did you know he did a bunch of films after that? I mean, other than Hellraiser sequels? Even a few before? That’s what the Doom Patrol is here for, kiddos, so strap in and listen to the first part of their Movies of Clive Barker discussion. Fun is guaranteed.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.