The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (2015)


This has been one of the most hotly anticipated books of this year among horror fans.  Clive Barker returns to the character that put him on the map, the cenobite Pinhead, who was made iconic in the film Hellraiser, which was adapted from Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart.  It seems like Clive has been talking about returning to that character for the past twenty years.  The concept of the book has been described by it’s creator as being about Pinhead, who he really is, where he comes from, his real name, and his eventual destruction at the hands of Barker’s regular character Harry D’Amour.  One of D’Amour’s stories was also made into a film in 1995’s Lord of Illusions.  The book seems like a dream come true for Barker fans as the ideas on display tie a lot of his works together, especially The Books of the Art series that D’Amour appears in. Continue reading