Lord of Illusions

Synopsis: Lord of Illusions is a 1995 American horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based on his earlier short story, The Last Illusion (from Books of Blood Vol. 6). The film presents Barker's signature character Harry D'Amour onscreen for the first time. It stars Scott Bakula as D'Amour, alongside Kevin J. O'Connor, Famke Janssen and Daniel von Bargen. Barker asserts that the director's cut of this film is his definitive version, as the theatrical release does not represent his true vision.
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

From the shadows in the corner, we hear a young girl's soft




Nix goes to the GIRL. She is twelve; beautiful, blonde, and

presently in a state of mortal fear. She sits, bound, in a

fetal position, her face soaked with SWEAT and TEARS, her

mouth BLOODIED, her cheek BRUISED.


I said hush.


Please. Let me go.

From the opposite corner the SCREECH of Nix's pet BABOON.

Nix goes to it. The animal is large and lethal.


(to Baboon)

What is it?

The Baboon pulls on its chain, staring at the Girl and baring

its teeth as it screeches.


(to Girl)

I think he's in love.

He unshackles the Baboon. The animal pads toward the Girl,

trailing its chain.


Keep it away from me.

Nix catches hold of its chain. Holds it back. The Baboon

starts screeching again, scrabbling at the Girl, its NAILS

catching her arms and legs, drawing BLOOD.


Please... please...

Nix watches her terror dispassionately.


(also watching, wide-eyed)

Want me to shoot Swann?


You don't like him, do you?


He wants your magic.


Maybe. Go fetch him.

Butterfield exits. Nix advances on the Girl.


What are you going to do?



The two vehicles come to a halt outside Nix's house.

From the Thunderbird steps PHILIP SWANN, a nineteen- year-old

with shoulder-length hair and brilliant blue eyes. He's not

conventionally handsome, but he's certainly striking.

From the passenger seat steps CASPAR QUAID, a black man,

studious and intense. From the bus emerges MURRAY PIMM,

skinny and jittery, and JENNIFER DESIDERIO, a woman with a

steely gaze.


(to all three)

Are we ready?



Say the word.


(very nervous)

Look, maybe we should think this over.

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Clive Barker

Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was the Executive Producer of the film Gods and Monsters. more…

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