Adaptation Of Clive Barker’s ‘Books Of Blood’ Headed For Hulu

Horror fans have yet another reason to look forward to the Halloween season: A film adaptation of Clive Barker’s frightening Books of Blood is coming to Hulu.

The new movie–carrying the same title as the book–will headline the streamer’s Huluween event, a block of horror-themed programs that are set to hit the small screen this October, as reported by

Barker’s six-book series–published between 1984-1985–incorporates “a mix of horror and fantasy elements, which take place in a contemporary setting.” The stories deal with ordinary people who become involved in “terrifying and mysterious events.”

The film will tell three tales of terror based on Barker’s works. In one story, Mary (Anna Friel), a psychologist who has made a name for herself debunking those beliefs not rooted in scientific facts. After losing her young son to leukemia, Mary meets Simon (Rafi Gavron), who becomes her lover and convinces her he is able to speak for her dead child.

Another story features Jenna (Britt Robertson), a hypersensitive girl who suffers from misphonia–a hatred of sound. As she discovers her mother plans to send her away, Jenna steals money from her mom and leaves for Los Angeles.

A third tale involves Bennett (Yul Vazquez), a professional hit man whose latest target tells him about a priceless book that could help him safely retire with his wife. Unfortunately, his search for the precious volume leads him into supernatural territory.

Books of Blood is written and directed by Brannon Braga (Star Trek: The Next Generation), working with co-writer Adam Simon (Salem). Braga also serves as executive producer, along with Seth MacFarlane.

The Huluween lineup also features Marvel’s Helstrom TV series, a horror/satire Bad Hair and the anthology Monsterland.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Books of Blood and Hulu’s Halloween offerings.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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