Among the world's first introduction to modern horror master Clive Barker included his widely acclaimed anthology of terrifying short stories in his Books of Blood.
Published in the mid-80's the series would catapult the writer/director into the mainstream and result in a historic career that has cemented his legacy as one of the greats of the genre. Many of the stories in the collection have gone on to become film productions including Rawhead Rex, The Forbidden as well as the 1092 version of Candyman. 1995's Lord of Illusions was derived from The Last Illusion. Quicksilver Highway was the retelling of The Body Politic. Just to name a few.
Streaming giant HULU has shared the first look at the upcoming feature film inspired by three of Barker's six initial Books of Blood vignettes. Arranged similar to acts in a play, the film will showcase three individual stories all dealing with horrors of the supernatural.
The film stars Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen and is produced by Seth MacFarlane, Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Brian Witten, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry, Barker and Adam Simon, as well as the film's director, Brannon Braga.
The first act features Anna Friel as a psychologist grieving the loss of her 7-year old son. Things get especially interesting when she meets Simon, played by Rafi Gavron. Simon makes claim to being able to connect with her son as a medium. The results are terrifying.
The second act focuses on a young runaway in Jenna, played by Britt Robertson. Jenna suffers from misphonia (a condition where someone is chronically sensitive to sound) and ultimately finds refuge in the wrong house.
In the final act, Yul Vazquez plays contract killer named Bennett whose final job pits him opposite a supernatural force the likes of which he has never seen.
Books of Blood premieres on HULU October 7th. Watch the full trailer below.