Ginger Nuts of Horror
The Hellraiser franchise has sadly taken a major dip in quality over the years, from the lacklustre Scarlet Gospels to the complete abomination of Hellraiser: Judgement, you might be forgiven that there was nothing left for this franchise. However, after an advanced listen to this brand new audio dramatisation of Clive Barker's Hellbound Heart, I can safely say that there is still life in this franchise. Don't wait for our full review, pre-order this amazing production from Bafflegab I can promise that you will not be disappointed.
When Frank Cotton (Tom Meeten) finally acquires a fabled puzzle box, he gets more than he bargained for. Because the box is a doorway to another world, to Hell and its dubious pleasures, ruled over by the sadistic Cenobites. And Frank’s reward for opening the box is an eternity of pain beyond imagining.
But when his brother, Rory, and his wife Julia (Neve McIntosh) move in to the house where Frank conducted the ritual, he sees a means of escape. For Julia was once Frank’s lover and swore to do anything for him… even kill, if it would make Frank whole again. Julia will stop at nothing to bring her lover back from Hell, and only Rory’s friend Kirsty (Alice Lowe) unwittingly stands in their way…
Starring Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers), Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) and Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who), this is a faithful, full-cast adaptation of award-winning author Clive Barker’s novella (adapted for the screen as the classic horror movie Hellraiser), by Paul Kane (Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell).
Bafflegab Productions is an audio production company producing original drama.
In 2018 they are releasing an audio drama of Clive Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart, starring Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten and Neve McIntosh; an adaptation of the 1971 folk horror classic Blood on Satan’s Claw, starring Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith, and podcast series Grandma Guignol.
They also produce the award-winning Baker’s End, a comedy drama series starring Tom Baker and Colin Baker (as themselves); The Scarifyers, tales of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain (as heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra); Hammer Chillers, a horror anthology series produced in collaboration with Hammer Films; and The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, starring Anne Reid (winner of the New York Radio Award 2015 for Best Audiobook).
Bafflegab has also released Peter Cushing’s readings of his own autobiography and Sherlock Holmes stories, and Vince Cosmos: Glam Rock Detective, starring Julian Rhind-Tutt.
The company was established in 2006 by network radio producer Simon Barnard. Simon has produced documentaries for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1; music shows for BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music; and won three Sony Awards, including Gold in 2005 for the John Peel tribute documentary Teenage Dreams So Hard to Beat.