Clive Barker, the horror writer who for decades has given readers nightmares and movie producers film-fodder, has listed his luxurious Mediterranean-style villa in Beverly Hills
. Built in 1976, the home at 9336 Readcrest Drive has been listed for nearly $2.19 million.
The two-level house on 1/4-acre features 3,269 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a custom kitchen with new, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. The house has various balconies and patios that provide optimum canyon views of Los Angeles
English-born Barker has been an influential literary figure in the horror genre since the early 1970s. His work has spawned several collections, as well as hit films such as "Lord of Illusions", the "Hellraiser" series, "Candyman", and the television series "Nightbreed."