View Full Version : Favorite film that Barker DIRECTED

07-11-2001, 09:17 PM
Clive Barker has only directed 3 films, but there are several others that are based on his work (i.e. Candyman, Rawhead Rex, etc.). This is for the film that he DIRECTED. I voted for Lord of Illusions. It is a very underrated masterpiece in my opinion. I like it quite a bit more than Hellraiser and Nightbreed.

07-12-2001, 12:44 AM
Though I like Hellraiser quite a bit, I went with Lord of Illusions, which is one of my favorite films. (I've only seen Nightbreed once and wasn't super impressed.)

LOI benefits from superior acting, but I think the imagery and the overall creepiness factor is the sign of a well-directed film.

07-12-2001, 01:36 AM
Nightbreed. Can't wait for the dvd.

Mark Relford
07-12-2001, 04:58 AM
Had to go with Hellraiser. Lord of Illusions would be my second choice. Scott Bakula gave an excellent performance, the villains were memorable, and the story was top-notch.
Nightbreed was a mixed affair for me. Sure, the creatures were highly imaginative and the story was original. Hell, who can forget Cronenberg's performance.
But the two leads were bland and I just couldn't get into it. Maybe the Director's cut will change that opinion.

07-14-2001, 12:07 AM
Damn! I'd have to go with Lord of Illusions, with NightBreed closer than half a hair behind it!

07-18-2001, 06:19 AM
Nightbreed was a mixed affair with me too...

I really liked LOI, but I see Hellraiser as Barker's best work. I love the camera angles and the style used through out the film (the blood dropping sequence is a favorite) and the gore effects are classic! I only wish Barker would lend his directing talent to more movies! :(

12-30-2005, 02:23 AM
I love Nightbreed so it gets my vote.Hellraiser is probably the better overall film though.A bit shocked on the votes Lord Of Illusions has..I know Famke flashes some skin..but it could be Swiss for the holes in that one.

Deus Ex Machina
12-30-2005, 02:41 AM
I voted Hellraiser but you should've added Salome and The Forbidden....he directed those too

Gore Lunatic
12-30-2005, 02:47 AM
This ones tough because I like all three films. But I have to go with Hellraiser. I remember watching it when I was just a little kid and it freaked the sh*t out of me. Now I make it a habit to watch it every Halloween.

12-30-2005, 03:30 AM
Nightbreed. I loved all three films but Nightbreed for me is a work of art.

12-30-2005, 03:34 AM
Other than two scenes, Hellraiser is the perfect horror film. Such a fantastic blend of themes! I love it, BUT, for those two scenes which pull it bad from being a true classic. Oh well, it's damn close.

12-30-2005, 04:48 AM
Hellraiser remains one of the few films that I can say truly ever scared the living shit out of me. I saw it in the theater when it was originally released, and that was a treat. I saw it about a year ago at a special midnight screening and it was still great. Definitely one of my top favorite films of all time.

12-30-2005, 04:52 AM
Hellraiser...by far.

12-30-2005, 05:06 AM
Lord and Nightbreed are both good flicks but nothing beats the cenobites.

Number Six
12-30-2005, 06:15 AM
Damn! I hate to have to do this, but I voted for Lord of Illusion. I think it's a better film noir/mystery than Hellraiser is a horror film. And I LOVE Hellraiser. But for what Barker set out to accomplish, I feel with LOI he hit closer to the mark.

Didn't like Nightbreed (nor Cabal, for that matter), but I'm fairly certain it's only because I was out-of-my-mind high when I first watched it. I'm now waiting for the DC to re-watch.

12-30-2005, 08:01 AM
That's easy: Hellraiser. It's one of my all time favourites

Erick H.
12-30-2005, 08:01 AM
HELLRAISER,but I do like NIGHTBREED though.For some reason ,LORD just dosen't do it for me.

12-30-2005, 06:11 PM
Hellraiser, but Nightbreed was a close second.

12-30-2005, 08:53 PM
Lord of Illusions. I appreciate this film so much more now than I did during its theatrical release, which I wasn't a big fan of at the time. In retrospect I know now that I missed some elements in the films story, as well as his creative approach which stands out much more now that I've seen it on DVD a few times. It's become my favorite Barker film, though if I ever get to see the longer cut of Nightbreed maybe that opinion will change.

12-30-2005, 09:55 PM
Not a big fan of his stuff but I have not seen Night Breed :eek1:

bwana the clown
12-30-2005, 10:40 PM
For me, Hellraiser wins easily. I found the other two pretty forgettable.

Myron Breck
12-30-2005, 11:49 PM
I went with HELLRAISER with LOI somewhat close behind. I haven't seen NIGHTBREED since it came out but I remember not being too impressed--maybe I was looking for another HELLRAISER. I should give it another chance, I guess.

12-31-2005, 12:56 AM
but i really want to see the nightbreed director's cut hope the dvd still comes out

12-31-2005, 01:36 AM
Hellraiser, most definately. But Nightbreed could have been the best of the bunch. Cabal, the novella it's based on, is brilliant. Lord of Illusions was a mess I thought.

03-03-2006, 02:37 PM
Hard choice, all great but will go with Nlghtbreed

03-03-2006, 02:59 PM
I have to go with "Forbidden."

He not only directed it, but he starred in it as well. And spent half of the movie dancing around naked with a boner.

Seriously, how many directors do you see making something like that?

03-07-2006, 10:10 AM
I love them all but I'd definitely put "Hellraiser" at the top....masterpiece of horror cinema.

05-16-2006, 03:32 PM

05-16-2006, 03:39 PM
Hellraiser by a couple of hairs over Lord.

05-16-2006, 04:24 PM
Lord of Illusions. I love all three, but when I saw Lord the first time really creeped me out.

To bad it didn't catch on the way Hellraiser did...but then again we don't have 8 really crappy Lord of Illusions sequels like we do with Hellraiser.

05-16-2006, 06:06 PM
Hellraiser, with LOI coming in second. I also like Nightbreed, fun monster flick ... still hoping for that DC though.

05-16-2006, 06:12 PM
Hellraiser don't like the other 2 plus kinda gone off Hellraiser a bit.

05-16-2006, 06:25 PM
rawhead rex

06-26-2007, 05:03 PM

07-14-2007, 02:16 AM
Hellraiser by a friggin mile. Its just so slimy..........kinda what Hostel wanted to come off like.