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WATCH: Hulu's New 'Books of Blood' Trailer Brings Clive Barker's Nightmares to Life

The latest clip contains Barker’s signature heart-pounding, blood-soaked terror.

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Brace yourself. Hulu’s upcoming horror movie Books of Blood is set for release next month, and we now have our first glimpse at all the darkness, death—and yes, all the blood—that awaits. 

The upcoming film is based on horror mastermind Clive Barker's celebrated horror book series, Books of Blood. The six-volume set solidified Barker's status as a leading voice of modern horror. In the time since, the award-winning author has seen a number of his works adapted for the big screen. Among them, is Hellraiser, The Midnight Meat Train, and 1992's Candyman, which now has a spiritual sequel in the works directed by Nia DaCosta.  

Related: Hellbound Heart: The Best Clive Barker Books 

Hulu’s new production is not only based on Barker’s work, but also benefits from Barker's involvement as an executive producer. The upcoming picture twists together three of Barker's Blood tales into one feature-length narrative. It's directed by Brannon Braga and stars Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen.

The just released trailer opens with a medium trying to communicate with a young boy who has recently passed away. But as soon as the lights go out, the trailer plunges into darkness. A room is covered in messages scrawled in blood. Someone lies twitching on the floor. A creature emerges from a wall. And at every turn, are the dead. "They are so much closer than you realize." 

Watch the trailer below, check out Barker's Books of Blood book series, and catch the full movie streaming on Hulu October 7.

Clive 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.

Clive 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...

Featured still from “Books of Blood” via Hulu