Barker is sort of two types of writer which he has developed into. The earlier short story more oriented horror writer and latter day more dark fantasy novelist. I like the bulk of his work, but some of his novels do get long winded. The Great and Secret Show, however, is made up of all sorts of win! And creepy. :O
I was thinking about his Books of Blood collection because I read "In the Hills, The Cities" yesterday. And I can see how some people would prefer short stories. The good ones get to the point, but at the same time, deal with strange and weird ideas that make them seem bigger.
But this thread is about movies, oops! :P
I like Midnight Meat Train okay. It's not perfect, but it's enjoyable. A lot of people didn't think it brought justice to the story, but I disagree. I would've liked it set in NY like the story, however.
I also watched Book of Blood, which I also enjoyed. Interesting creepy sexual story.
Haven't watched Dread though yet. :( Anybody watch it?
Oh, and I am really fond of the Candyman. What do you peeps think about that?