One of the definitive horror stories of recent decades, Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart (the basis for the original Hellraiser movie) is coming to audio on April 27.
Produced by Bafflegab, the company responsible for such titles as The Scarifyers, Hammer Chillers, and Baker's End, the full-cast drama can be ordered direct from the production company here.
The play stars Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers), Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) and Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra from Doctor Who), and has been adapted for audio by Paul Kane (Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell).
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…