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Fangoria - Clive Barker - Jacqueline Ess Movie Incoming

Posted on the 07 May 2014 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
Great news, old-school horror fiction fans!
According to Fangoria, Clive Barker's short story Jacqueline Ess: Her Will And Testament from the BOOKS OF BLOOD #2 short stories collection, originally published by Sphere in 1984, is about to be made into a feature film starring Lena Heady (photo).

Fangoria - Clive Barker - Jacqueline Ess movie incomingORIGINAL SYNOPSIS :
Jacqueline Ess is a housewife who attempts suicide after becoming bored with her life. She recovers only to find that she has an ability to change people's body shapes simply with her mind. She accidentally kills her therapist and then – somewhat less accidentally – kills her husband, simply by willing their bodies into tearing apart or folding in on themselves. One man becomes obsessed with her and tracks her down. Jacqueline eventually becomes a prostitute, her abilities giving her the power to give men the ultimate sexual experience, albeit one that always proves fatal. She has by now lost control of herself and has to be watched while sleeping in case she unconsciously mutilates her own body. The man obsessed with her eventually makes love to Jacqueline and they willingly die together by Jacqueline's powers.

I don't know how much like Clive Barker's BOOKS OF BLOOD short story this film adaptation's going to (be allowed to) be, but it was one of my favorite i.e. sickest, stories in the book.
"Shut up!" will get a new meaning, I'm thinking they can't be hoping to get the content of this film anywhere near the original short story.

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