Beginning in 1984, Clive Barker kicked off his fan-favorite Books of Blood series, which were largely responsible for making him a household name amongst genre fans. Comprised of six volumes in total, each of the books contained five or six tales of horror fiction, and several of those stories have been given the feature film treatment, over the years. Rawhead Rex and Candyman both started out as stories found within the pages of the Books of Blood, and more recently The Midnight Meat Train - which was a part of the original volume - was turned into a movie.
30 years after the release of that original volume, and six years after the release of the movie, The Midnight Meat Train returns in the form of a Definitive Edition hardcover book, which is jam-packed with all-new material, including an afterword written by Barker, a copy of the film's screenplay, never-before-seen photos and even nine color paintings based on the story, one of which you'll see below.
This definitive release of the story is available in three different formats, ranging from a $50 standard edition to a $1,300 ultra-deluxe traycased edition, the latter of which is limited to only 13 copies. In between is the deluxe signed slip-case version, selling for $200 and limited to 66 copies.
Quantites are limited on all of these, and they all come hand signed by Clive Barker. They'll be available for pre-order on Tuesday, March 25th, at 10am PST. Head over to the Dark Regions Press website to learn more about each edition, and be sure to bookmark the site, so you don't miss out!