Will You Check Into Clive Barker's Hotel?

Posted by G-Man (39817 posts) - - Show Bio
Let me start out by saying I'm a big fan of Clive Barker.  Clive Barker will team up with "Saw" writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton to bring us a new television show, Clive Barker's Hotel.  Like you, my first thoughts were "on television?"  That could...water it down a little but I won't dismiss it right away.  
 
It's been reported that Dunstan and Melton have sold a pitch to Warner Bros. Television and "a number of networks" are "eyeing it as a potential series."  Details about the actual plot are being kept a secret for now.  It's expected that the show will "follow a series of ghoulish incidents at a haunted hotel."
 
I have to say I'm on the fence.  I need more information before I can make an official judgment call.  Clive Barker is a brilliant man and can come up with some crazy sh--.  The thought of a 'horror' show on television scares me more in the way that it will be a weak suspense show.  Knowing what network finally lands the show could make a huge difference.  A cable network would be even better.
 
Do you think there's room on television for a horror-type show?  Could it work on network television?  Have you read any of Barker's novels?
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#1 Edited by Ravn (182 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly dont see this showing working on one of the network channels (though if I HAVE to choose one: FOX). 
 
If it IS a horror-type show based around a haunted hotel, I could see it doing VERY well on Syfy, especially if they blocked it in with Ghost Hunters. I also see it being fairly successful on Showtime or HBO, but I don't see it getting a primetime slot on any of the network channels.

#2 Edited by Marshal Victory (692 posts) - - Show Bio

could work.dexter works an its not fraid to show some blood an it was aired on network during the summer few years ago.their has to be some tie ins tho to former works least work in some of the great one liners from past movies. 
"i came here to chew buble gum an kick @ss .. an im all outa bubble gum" from they live. edit * barker had no part of they live my mistake .

#3 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

I could go for a horror TV show. As long as they don't water it down too much (if you've seen Supernatural, then you'll know what a program can show in terms of horror) and keep it full of suspense and not have the ending be ridiculously obvious, I'll be happy.

#4 Posted by Ravn (182 posts) - - Show Bio
@Marshal Victory said:
"dexter works an its not fraid to show some blood an it was aired on network during the summer few years ago."
 
True, but Dexter is originally a Showtime series, that was heavily edited when it aired on CBS.
#5 Posted by Marshal Victory (692 posts) - - Show Bio
@Ravn:
ah wasnt  sure how edited they were .still at that level would be plenty of blood .but that in it self doesnt make good horror.clive barkers the undying (pc vid game version) had plently of horror .suspence ,demons etc but blood wasnt the main draw. an i got my movies mixed up barker had nothing to do with they live . 
i whole hearlty  blame the broncitus /sinus infection .. yeah thats it.
#6 Posted by G-Man (39817 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sparda said:
" I could go for a horror TV show. As long as they don't water it down too much (if you've seen Supernatural, then you'll know what a program can show in terms of horror) and keep it full of suspense and not have the ending be ridiculously obvious, I'll be happy. "
It seems we don't have a lot of horror on tv.  Probably because it has to be toned down.  I really want to be excited about this but I'm more scared that it won't actually be scary.
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#7 Posted by orsonkidd (13 posts) - - Show Bio

clive barker is a great writer. I have read everything he has written, well all the early stuff. The movie they did of his that plays on tv, the plague. was just alright. If they can produce it well, and keep it from being silly, it might be alright. Maybe AMC will air it.

#8 Posted by NightFang (11043 posts) - - Show Bio

It should be on HBO or Showtime.

#9 Posted by defaultdefaultdefault (16426 posts) - - Show Bio

sure, why not. the greats have all done tons of television shows and they were good. remember USA network
back in the day? Tales From The Darkseid, ect.

#10 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
" @Sparda said:
" I could go for a horror TV show. As long as they don't water it down too much (if you've seen Supernatural, then you'll know what a program can show in terms of horror) and keep it full of suspense and not have the ending be ridiculously obvious, I'll be happy. "
It seems we don't have a lot of horror on tv.  Probably because it has to be toned down.  I really want to be excited about this but I'm more scared that it won't actually be scary. "
Yeah, nothing on TV really seems very scary. Last show that was supposed to be was Harper's Island, and that started out with some tension and then just got goofy at the end. I don't know if you've seen it, but Supernatural is a half-horror show that has a ton of violence and gore in it that could easily be suitable for a full-blown horror show. I'd like to see just how far they could push the boundaries in terms of content (like, don't be sick about it but show what you need to show).
 
I hope that the show is good and does good. I could go for more horror on TV, especially if it's good horror. And if anyone can do it, Clive Barker can!
#11 Posted by G-Man (39817 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sparda said:

" @G-Man said:

" @Sparda said:
" I could go for a horror TV show. As long as they don't water it down too much (if you've seen Supernatural, then you'll know what a program can show in terms of horror) and keep it full of suspense and not have the ending be ridiculously obvious, I'll be happy. "
It seems we don't have a lot of horror on tv.  Probably because it has to be toned down.  I really want to be excited about this but I'm more scared that it won't actually be scary. "
Yeah, nothing on TV really seems very scary. Last show that was supposed to be was Harper's Island, and that started out with some tension and then just got goofy at the end. I don't know if you've seen it, but Supernatural is a half-horror show that has a ton of violence and gore in it that could easily be suitable for a full-blown horror show. I'd like to see just how far they could push the boundaries in terms of content (like, don't be sick about it but show what you need to show).  I hope that the show is good and does good. I could go for more horror on TV, especially if it's good horror. And if anyone can do it, Clive Barker can! "
Actually I beg to differ.  There's some really scary stuff on tv:
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#12 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
"Actually I beg to differ.  There's some really scary stuff on tv:
"
G! How could you!? I have family around! My little brother is crying right now!
#13 Posted by G-Man (39817 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man, I think I was overtaken by some dark forces there.  I apologize to anyone that was hurt by that last post.

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#14 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
" Oh man, I think I was overtaken by some dark forces there.  I apologize to anyone that was hurt by that last post. "
I'll try to pass your message on to my brother, who's currently in the fetal position on the floor.
#15 Posted by defaultdefaultdefault (16426 posts) - - Show Bio

that was really inappropriate. i think i just caught a disease from that video clip.

#16 Posted by JadedFool (21 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm definitely looking forward to this.  Hopefully it's done well. Clive's a great writer and I'm alway looking forward to more stuff from him.  Books of Blood is probably one of my top three favorite books.
#17 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (26668 posts) - - Show Bio

Clive and the Saw writer... 
 
could he not find someone good to work with?

#18 Posted by csimon (2207 posts) - - Show Bio

  Clive Barker  made it i will be there  

#19 Posted by Aronmorales (9733 posts) - - Show Bio

Clive Barker, teaming up with SAW writers...
 
let the psychotic blood bath BEGIN!

#20 Posted by ryanwh (370 posts) - - Show Bio

If Tales from the Crypt was the Twilight Zone of horror, this sounds something like the... New Twilight Zone. Not sure about this one. 
Is it a serialized show or what? I can't tell. 

#21 Posted by CrazedJoker (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't believe having this on T.V. is a real problem. Allow me to remind you of Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (I am a Stephen King fan.) I suppose I should also mention that I believe that there are Dark Tower comics.

#22 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

it could work

#23 Posted by grimreaper1980 (677 posts) - - Show Bio

hell yeah

#24 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8195 posts) - - Show Bio

what ever happened to this D;

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