by Nate Ashley, November 1, 2011 1:01 PM
Yes, this was the inspiration for the 1987 movie Hellraiser that went on to spawn seven sequels. It was originally published in a short story anthology and later issued in novella format after the success of the the film. Hellbound Heart is a brisk walk into a visceral world of pain, pleasure, and fear. With Barker at the helm, no one is safe. In some respects the horrors in this book are more disturbing than their celluloid counterparts. See why the Cenobites in all their repulsive glamor will haunt your nightmares well after you've finished the last sentence.