In the Forbidden, Pete Atkins plays Faust, who is rather convincingly flayed toward the end of the film. Also featured is the the inspiration for Pinhead’s amazing appearance – a square block of wood with 6" nails. The anatomical etchings of Versalius are also rather convincingly brought to life. This film was shot using techniques to make the film negative appear to be a positive and then a negative was made off the positive. —clivebarker.com
Clive Barker was born near Penny Lanes, Liverpool in 1952. After attending junior school in that city, he entered Liverpool University to study English Literature and Philosophy. At twenty-one, Clive moved to London. There he formed a theater company to perform the plays that he was writing and worked in that medium throughout his twenties as a writer, director, and actor. Many of these early plays contained the fantastical, erotic and horrific elements that would later become part of his literary work. They include: History of the Devil, Frankenstein in Love, Subtle Bodies, The Secret Life of Cartoons, and a play about his favorite painter, Goya, entitled Colossus. HarperPrism has put together The History of the Devil, Frankenstein In Love, and Colossus in a collection entitled Incarnations.
The imaginative qualities that were such a fundamental part of Clive’s theatrical work found their first literary outlet in the short fiction to which he turned in his late twenties. The… read more