My favorite author is Clive Barker. Why was a kid I saw the Hellraiser movie and I thought it was just disgusting. I didn’t like it at all. it was the farthest from things that I enjoy that you could probably get at the time. It wasn’t until I found the book the hell down heart which hellraiser was based on that really started to like Clive Barker.
His work was a thing that ripened with age. A lot of hus work is graphic and includes heavy sexual connections and violence and mutilation. I was never into that until I read the Hellbound heart and then I saw the deeper meeting of what Clive Barker was going for. The Hellbound heart really opened up my mind to what horror could be and how to do gratitous scenes tastefully.
I know there’s a lot of people out there who really enjoy Clive Barker’s work that’s why he’s been as successful as he is with books and with movies and until I read his work on it like there was really a market for that. Especially that there was a market for people who wanted to create things in the kind of weird fiction area that I really liked and I was creating without having really found his kind of books.
One thing that I always find in Clive Barker’s worth I really enjoy his it the monsters are typically not the bad guys. Clive Barker’s in to turn things on the head and say look at humans we are terrible. Maybe not all of us but a lot of us are and he shows kind of the depths of Cruelty that humanity can reach.
Who’s your favorite author?