Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time to Play: Barbie Wilde (HELLRAISER II) Talks HORROR-RAMA!

Barbie Wilde is an author of erotic horror and former music and radio personality, but horror fans will know her best for her role as the Female Cenobite that bound our hearts for hell in HELLRAISER II

Barbie Wilde will be making her first-ever Canadian horrorcon appearance his weekend at HORROR-RAMA, Toronto's only all-horror fan convention. And much like her leather-clad pinheaded co-star, she has such sights to show you..... 

After making her first American convention appearance about 10 years ago, Wilde was amazed and delighted to discover the horror fandom's enthusiasm for Hellbound: Hellraiser II and the pierced and piercing female cenobite she played as part of Pinhead's tortured crew of fashionable super-butchers. But now she's coming home!

"Well, the reason I’m thrilled to attend my first Canadian Con is that I’m Canadian! (Although a long-time expat.)," she tells Horror in the Hammer. "I’m excited about coming to Toronto because I feel that some wonderful work is coming from Canada as far as the horror genre is concerned. Not just from the likes of the genius of David Cronenberg (whose horror films kept me awake at night), but a new breed of talented filmmakers like Jen & Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary, See No Evil 2 and more), Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, The Guest, Clive Barker’s Jacqueline Ess) and Chris Alexander (Blood for Irina, Queen of Blood)."

Wilde herself has joined the ranks of acclaimed horror creators for her lauded crime novel THE VENUS COMPLEX, published by Comet Press. Wilde explains: "The book is a fictional journal of a serial killer, told from the male POV and I’ve received some wonderful reviews so far. (Fangoria has even called me “one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror around”, which I’m really pleased about.)" HorrorTalk has called The Venus Complex a "poignant, funny, sexually-charged, hardcore critique of popular culture and a deconstruction of relationships, academia, and art."

Barbie Wilde wants to see all you die-hard horror and Hellraiser fans in the flesh this weekend at Horror-Rama in Toronto. Not only will she have a large selection of Hellraiser II: Hellbound photos for autograph, she'll have a limited number of copies of THE VENUS COMPLEX for sale. Stop by her table to find out more and chat about Hellraiser II or her upcoming projects such as Zulu Zombies, for which she's writing a screenplay, as well as some of her other upcoming horror and crime stories to appear in anthologies such as Phobophobias, Grimorium Verum, Noir Nation, and Noir Nation 6. Wilde is also working on a new project to delight fans of Clive Barker's cenobite mythology.

"I’m also working with artist and designer Eric Gross of the Followers of the Pandorics on a project called The Cilicium Pandoric," Wilde tells us. "This project has the full support of Clive Barker, because Sister Cilice, the character in the story that I wrote to accompany the project, is based on the mythology that Clive created in his novella, The Hellbound Heart, the basis of the Hellraiser franchise."

Come meet, greet, and literally hang out with Hellraiser II star Barbie Wilde this weekend at Horror-Rama: November 1 & 2 in Toronto. Should she offer you a puzzle box while you're there, well, what happens next is up to you....

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