"... a stunningly brilliant work of fiction". The first post-publication review of The Venus Complex: "This is one hell of a novel. Barbie Wilde has written one of the most tense and powerful stories I have read in a long long time. This is not a book for the faint of heart, there are passages in here that will truly shock you..." For the full review from The Ginger Nuts of Horror, go to:
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Barbie Wilde is best known as the Female Cenobite in Clive Barker's classic cult horror movie Hellbound: Hellraiser II. She has performed in cabaret in Bangkok, Thailand, robotically danced in the Bollywood blockbuster, Janbazz, played a vicious mugger in the vigilante thriller Death Wish III, and appeared as a drummer for an electronica band in the so-called "Holy Grail of unfinished and unreleased 80's horror" Grizzly II: The Predator, a.k.a Grizzly II: The Concert, which starred a then unknown George Clooney. Barbie was also a founder member of the mime/dance/music group, SHOCK, which supported such artists as Gary Numan, Ultravox, Depeche Mode and Adam & the Ants in the 1980s.
Barbie presented and wrote eight different music and film review TV programs in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2009, Barbie contributed a well-received short story, entitled Sister Cilice, to the Hellbound Hearts Anthology, edited by Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan. The stories in Hellbound Hearts were based on Clive Barker's mythology from his novella The Hellbound Heart, the basis for the Hellraiser the film franchise.
In 2011-12, Barbie contributed three more short stories to three different horror anthologies: U for Uranophobia for Phobophobia, American Mutant: Hands of Dominion for Mutation Nation and Polyp for The Mammoth Book of Body Horror.
Barbie's first novel, The Venus Complex, is out now and is published by Comet Press
A man rises out of an abyss of frustration and rage and creates works of art out of destruction, goddesses out of mere dental hygienists, and beauty out of death. It’s also about the sickness and obsession that is love....