Clive Barker

Clive Barker was born October 5, 1952, in Liverpool, England. In college he created a theater group that became the Dog Company. In 1984 he published his first work of work of fiction, Clive Barker’s Books of Blood. In the early 1980s he and George Pavlou made the films Underworld and Rex. In 1987 he directed his own film, Hellraiser. Since then, he has worked on both screenwriting and fiction.


Early Life


Clive Barker was born on October 5, 1952, to a working-class family in Liverpool, England. His father, Leonard, was a shipping clerk. Barker’s mother, Joan, was a housewife and a lively storyteller. To help pay the bills, Barker’s parents ran a boarding house. Many of the boarders were actors, who encouraged Barker’s early interest in theater.


When he was just four years old, Barker witnessed a man fall from a plane to his death during an air show. Forced to look away, he developed a growing fascination with morbid, forbidden sights. As a teen, Barker became an enthusiastic reader of horror fiction, particularly the work of Edgar Allan Poe. This preoccupation with the macabre would influe