With Halloween creeping around the corner, Hulu is tapping into Clive Barker’s collection of horror stories for a new bone-chilling movie. Hailed as the “future of horror” by Stephen King, Barker’s six-volume book series Books of Blood will see three tales adapted into the film.
Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology book series, Books of Blood follows a journey into uncharted territory through three tales tangled in space and time.”
Despite that saturated horror market, the movie’s creepy play on psychological horror and well-timed jump scares will hit the sweet-spot for fans of the paranormal. Considering the books’ popularity in the 1980s, Books of Blood should have a pretty solid fan base too. Moreover, Barker’s anthology has been countlessly adapted over the year. The most notable among them being 1992’s Candyman that has recently been re-envisioned by Jordan Peele.
The movie will star Anna Friel (Limitless, The Look of Love) as Mary, a brilliant psychologist who gains fame as a sceptic who debunks supernatural theories or beliefs; Rafi Gavron (A Star Is Born), as Simon, a charismatic young man who convinces Mary that he is a medium who communicates with her dead child; Britt Robertson(The Space Between Us, A Dog’s Purpose) as Jenna, a hypersensitive girl who suffers from misophonia and find herself in a seemingly haunted house; and Yul Vazquez(American Gangster, The A-Team) as Bennett, a professional killer whose quest for a priceless tome leads him straight into supernatural terror.
Books of Blood will premiere on Hulu on 7 October 2020.