Hellraiser / Nightbreed: Jihad
Words and pictures by: DG Chichester and Paul Johnson
Published in: Jihad #1-2 (1991)
Following their success with Hellraiser, Epic picked up the rights to Barker's ambitious-but-compromised Nightbreed: an FX-make-up extravaganza intended as the horror genre's Star Wars, but ending up as its Magnificent Ambersons (although a less-butchered version did surface recently). Inevitable then that the two properties should meet, with the rather awkward premise of a holy war in which the cenobites stand for order and the monsters of Midian (from Nightbreed and its novel source Cabal) represent chaos. The experiment was never repeated.