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Clive Barker
Barker at the Science Fiction Museum in 2007
Barker at the Science Fiction Museum in 2007
Born 5 October 1952 (1952-10-05) (ageĀ 69)
Liverpool, England
Occupation Author, film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playwright, painter, illustrator and visual artist
Nationality British
Genre Horror, fantasy
Partners John Gregson (1975-1986)

David Armstrong (1996-2009)

Johnny Ray Raymond Jr. (2009-present)

Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English author, movie director and visual artist. He was born in Liverpool. He is openly gay.

Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was also the executive producer of the film Gods and Monsters.

Barker's paintings and illustrations have been featured in galleries in the United States as well as within his own books. He has created original characters and series for comic books, and some of his more popular horror stories have been adapted to comics.


  • (1985) The Damnation Game
  • (1986) The Hellbound Heart
  • (1987) Weaveworld
  • (1988) Cabal
  • (1989) The Great and Secret Show (first "Book of the Art")
  • (1991) Imajica
  • (1992) The Thief of Always
  • (1994) Everville (second "Book of the Art")
  • (1996) Sacrament
  • (1998) Galilee
  • (2001) Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story
  • (2001) Tortured Souls (novelette)
  • (2002) Abarat (first book of the Abarat Quintet)
  • (2004) Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War (second book of the Abarat Quintet)
  • (2007) Mister B. Gone
  • (2008) Absolute Midnight (third book of the Abarat Quintet)
  • (2008) The Scarlet Gospels



  • (1973) Salome
  • (1978) The Forbidden
  • (1987) Hellraiser
  • (1990) Nightbreed
  • (1995) Lord of Illusions
  • (2009) Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae


  • (1988) Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • (1992) Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • (1992) Candyman
  • (2006) The Plague
  • (2008) The Midnight Meat Train
  • (2008) Born (pre-production)
  • (2009) Clive Barker Presents Hellraiser (pre-production)


  • (1986) Rawhead Rex
  • (1987) Transmutations
  • (2008) Book of Blood (post-production)
  • (2008) Born (pre-production)
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