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Books of Blood: The Clive Barker Quiz
by Staff
He is one of the most prominent contemporary British horror writers, a man whose taste for gore and transgression brought us the likes of "Hellraiser" and "The Midnight Meat Train" — Clive Barker. How much do you know about his life and works?

In what city was Barker born?

  • Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • London
  • Liverpool, England

What is the title of Barker's first short story collection?

  • "Books of Blood, Volume 1"
  • "Dread"
  • "The Hellbound Heart"

What is the title of Barker's first novel?

  • "Hellraiser"
  • "The Damnation Game"
  • "In the Flesh"

What is the title of the novel that the movie "Hellraiser" is based on?

  • "The Hellbound Heart"
  • "The Damnation Game"
  • "Cabal"

Who directed the first "Hellraiser" movie?

  • Clive Barker
  • Brian De Palma
  • Tobe Hooper

What is the title of the movie that Barker's novel "Cabal" was made into?

  • "Blood Disciples"
  • "Eater of Lies"
  • "Nightbreed"

In 2013, Barker revealed that when he was younger he supported himself for a time as a what?

  • film projectionist
  • sex worker
  • zookeeper

Aside from film, what visual art is Barker heavily involved in?

  • photography
  • painting
  • graphic design

The puzzle boxes in the "Hellraiser" film series are collectively known as …

  • Hellgates
  • Lemarchand boxes
  • Telltales

The particular Lemarchand box in "Hellraiser" is called what?

  • the Rifte Obliterateur
  • the Hellbound Heart
  • the Lament Configuration

The character known as Pinhead actually has another name, given by Barker in "The Scarlet Gospels." What is his other name?

  • the 3rd Lord of Pain
  • Eckarnavon
  • the Hell Priest

What was the first of Barker's stories to be adapted into a movie?

  • "Lord of Illusions"
  • "Rawhead Rex"
  • "Candyman"

In Barker's fantasy novel "Imajica," Earth is known as the Fifth …

  • Dominion
  • Ascension
  • Era

Razorline was a line of a comic books published by Marvel that featured what kind of characters, created by Barker?

  • superheroes
  • zombies
  • gods from another galaxy

Barker's short story "The Forbidden" was adapted into what movie?

  • "The Abyss"
  • "Candyman"
  • "The Plague"

"The Midnight Meat Train" is about a serial killer who commits his gory murders where?

  • in a subway train
  • at a museum of model trains
  • on the train from Delhi, India, to Bangalore, India

"The Scarlet Gospels" prominently features the death of what character?

  • Harry D'Amour
  • the queen of England
  • Pinhead, aka the Hell Priest

What is the title of Barker's novel about children who are lured to a fantasy house that grants them almost anything they want?

  • "Days of Magic, Nights of War"
  • "The Thief of Always"
  • "Everville"

What is Rawhead Rex's only weakness?

  • cats
  • pregnant women
  • holy water

How many total volumes are in the "Books of Blood" series?

  • four
  • six
  • 11

What year was Clive Barker born?

  • 1946
  • 1952
  • 1963

"The Books of Abarat" series is aimed at what audience?

  • British expatriates
  • men ages 18-32
  • young adults

What role did Barker take on in the production of the video game "Clive Barker's Undying"?

  • executive producer
  • art direction
  • voice acting

"Tortured Souls" is a line of what?

  • short films
  • short stories that connect to form a larger story
  • action figures

As of 2016, what was the last released film that Barker directed?

  • "Asylum Blackout"
  • "Lord of Illusions"
  • "The Midnight Meat Train"

What is notable about the stories in "The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus"?

  • Barker wrote them in the 1970s, but they weren't published until 2009.
  • Barker wrote them under a pen name, but his identity was discovered shortly after publication.
  • Barker considered them failed stories and didn't want them published, but a publisher had purchased the rights in an auction.

IDW Publishing has published comic book series based on two of Barker's novels, "The Thief of Always" and …

  • "The Hellbound Heart"
  • "The Great and Secret Show"
  • "Absolute Midnight"

The novel "Sacrament" is about …

  • a college student who accidentally founds a new religion
  • a priest who commits a series of murders to prevent a religious heresy from being revealed
  • a wildlife photographer and extinct species

What kind of a book is "Visions of Heaven and Hell"?

  • a book of Barker's paintings
  • a prequel to "The Hellbound Heart"
  • a book of horror-themed poetry

In the story "The Book of Blood," a psychic is confronted by ghosts that carve stories directly into his flesh. These stories turn out to be all the short stories in the "Books of Blood" series. What is the term for this literary device?

  • an analogy
  • a frame story
  • an epistolary