First Look: Video Featurette for Clive Barker's Dread

May 12, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth

Clive Barker's Dread

I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Clive Barker, but he's got some unique and creepy stories that usually translate well to the big screen (or at least, make for very interesting adaptations). Our friends over at Quiet Earth have dug up the first promo reel for Dread, the newest Clive Barker adaptation from Anthony DiBlasi. The film stars Jackson Rathbone and Shaun Evans and is about the idea of dread in life. This reminds me a bit of George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead, but I'm not sure if this will even be that good. Anyway, those who are fans of Clive Barker should definitely take a look, as it looks quite interesting.

Watch the promo footage for Clive Barker's Dread:

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Three students are working on a documentary about what others dread in life, but are unaware that their partner is haunted by his parents' murder and wants to learn more about dread in real life scenarios.

Dread is both written and directed by first-time director Anthony DiBlasi, who previously worked as assistant director on Clive Barker's The Plague and is executive producing the upcoming Hellraiser remake. The film is based on a short story by horror author Clive Barker. This was produced by Matador Pictures and Cinema Three, but it doesn't have a distributor in the US yet. Stay tuned for more details on this soon.

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Would of expected a bit more "dread" doesn't look to appealing.

Atomic Popcorn on May 12, 2009


gotta love the deftones!!!

esophus on May 12, 2009


Ugh. Went to the screening in LA. Awful. And I love cheap straight to DVD horror flicks. But i just had to leave after 30min. DUMB. Based off of Barker's short story, and it should have probably stayed that way..

BSP on May 12, 2009


Meh, how many more 'Books of Blood' shorts were planned? 6 in all?

David Banner on May 12, 2009


SO are they planning to do a whole bunch of new adaptations? I'm guessing Book Of Blood is the one they are classing as the first, but maybe they mean that it is LITERALLY the second story (as it appeared in Books Of Blood Vol.1) With any luck it'll live up to the seriously deranged story, and be somewhere close to as good as Midnight Meat Train and a LOT better than Rawhead Rex(which were both BOB stories).

Ryan on May 13, 2009

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