Edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan
Twenty-one Tales Inspired by Clive Barker’s Hellraising Universe
Clive Barker’s iconic masterpiece The Hellbound Heart, the novella adapted into the film Hellraiser, unleashed a new mythology of horror, brilliantly conceived and born of the darkest imagination. Now, enter this visionary world—the merciless realm of the demonic Cenobites—in HELLBOUND HEARTS (Pocket Books; September 29, 2009; $16.00), a terrifying collection of stories inspired by The Hellbound Heart.
Featured here is the graphic work Wordsworth, from bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean, who unlock an explicit way to violate innocence—one torturous puzzle at a time. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong logs on to a disturbing website for gamers, where the challenge is agonizing, and the solution beyond painful. When his father disappears, an Oxford student returns to his family’s mansion, where a strange mechanism in the cellar holds a curious power, in a haunting illustrated work by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.
With a special foreword by Clive Barker, introduction by Stephen Jones, and afterword by Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley, HELLBOUND HEARTS is a must have for any horror and dark fantasy fan.
Also features hellraising tales by Peter Atkins • Conrad Williams • Sarah Pinborough • Mick Garris • Tim Lebbon • Richard Christian Matheson • Nancy Holder • Simon Clark • Steve Niles • Sarah Langan • Nicholas Vince • Yvonne Navarro • Mark Morris • Barbie Wilde • Jeffrey J. Mariotte • Nancy Kilpatrick • Gary A. Braunbeck & Lucy A. Snyder • Chaz Brenchley