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Hulu Unveils Creepy Poster and Release Date for Upcoming Movie Adaptation of Clive Barker's Books of Blood

Prepare to be disturbed.

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Get ready, horror fans. Hulu has just unveiled the key art and premiere date for its upcoming adaptation of Clive Barker’s horror series Books of Blood, and the teaser imagery is already giving us nightmares.

Directed and co-written by Brannon Braga, Hulu's upcoming adaptation stars Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen. The movie is produced by Braga, Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, and Clive Barker himself. It's set to hit Hulu on October 7.

Hailed as the "future of horror" by none other than Stephen King, Clive Barker is an award-winning horror and fantasy writer who created the iconic British supernatural horror movie, Hellraiser. Barker wrote and directed the 1987 picture, adapting it from his own horror novella, The Hellbound Heart. The movie went on to spawn a series of sequels, launching the Hellraiser franchise. Several of the stories found in Barker's Books of Blood likewise served as inspiration for horror movies throughout the years. "Rawhead Rex ", published in Volume Three of Books of Blood, inspired the 1986 pagan monster horror movie, Rawhead Rex. "The Midnight Meat Train", published in Volume One, inspired the 2008 horror film The Midnight Meat Train starring Bradley Cooper. "The Book of Blood" from Volume One and "On Jerusalem Street (A Postscript)" from Volume Six inspired the 2009 horror film Book of Blood. And "The Forbidden", published in Volume Five of Books of Blood, served as the inspiration for 1992's Candyman.

Related: Hellbound Heart: The Best Clive Barker Books 

Barker's Books of Blood is a six-volume series of collected short horror stories published between 1984 and 1985. ScreenRant reports that Hulu aims to adapt three of its twisted tales into one chilling feature for the upcoming October project. Needless to say, we cannot wait. Check out the skin-crawling key art below—and if you haven't already, crack open Barker's Books of Blood and experience the terror for yourself!

Check out Barker's Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3

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Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3

By Clive Barker

Rediscover the true meaning of fear in this collection of horror stories from New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker.

Check out Barker's Books of Blood, Vols. 4-6

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Books of Blood, Vols. 4-6

By Clive Barker

From the brilliant World Fantasy Award winner Clive Barker come fourteen spine-chilling tales of terror that will curdle the very marrow in your bones ...

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  • First poster for Hulu's film adaptation of Clive Barker's Books of Blood.

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Featured promotional still of "Books of Blood" via Hulu