The Hellbound Heart

The Hellbound Heart Summary

Frank Cotton's insatiable appetite for the dark pleasures of pain led him to the puzzle of Lemarchand's box, and from there, to a death only a sick-minded soul could invent. But his brother's love-crazed wife, Julia, has discovered a way to bring Frank back—though the price will be bloody and terrible . . . and there will certainly be hell to pay.

Book Reviews


Definitely worth the money4 star

It was pretty good just wished Rory had more time to shine45

Thai Zeo

10/105 star

Truly amazing, I’ve always been a big Hellraiser fan and after reading the book I can say I have a greater appreciation for the series. The book had so many elements and perspectives of the story I didn’t feel the film could truly capture 10/10.55


Fantastic Read5 star

This story is easy to read, and keeps the suspense going. A short, but very interesting dark tale. Highly recommend it!55

picasso's mother

The hellbound heart1 star

Don’t waste your time.15

D. Hill

The Hellbound Heart5 star

A masterful work from the mind of one of horror's greatest authors. The book serves as a great template to the unseen horror that lies in our imagination. What is seen as horror to us is pleasure for others as the cenobites make clear. This work from Clive Barker serves as a chilling love story with melodrama placed in between strange desire and striking terror. The format of this novella is easy to read with a simple design that makes going from page to page a wonderful joy.55


Desire is like a poison.4 star

We pursue it and it ends up with another one.45

awsha mikey!

So good5 star

I've seen the film countless times but the book is way better and short so there is no excuse . Give it a read!55


Great story! Horrible spelling mistakes.4 star

I'm still amazed to find books for sale on iBooks which contain numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes. What exactly are we paying for if the quality is so low. This is a great story (better than the Hellraiser film) and Clive Barker is a talented author. The publisher and apple should be ashamed that so many books in their catalog look like they have been transcribed by a 2 year old.45


An amazing work of art5 star

Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart originally released in Book of Blood VI is a timeless horror classic. I've read this many times, it draws out our deepest, darkest secrets and portrays it in a non-stop field of horror. This is also the first story to be put to film in the Hellraiser series. By far, this is the best of all the stories. Any Clive Barker fan will relish this dark and twisted story.55

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