A novel written by Creator/CliveBarker, '''''Coldheart Canyon''''' centers around a failing action hero who goes in for plastic surgery in an attempt to revitalize his career. The surgery goes wrong, and he winds up badly disfigured, and needs to take time off to recuperate. He buys the former home of Katya Lupi, a Hollywood actress from TheRoaringTwenties to stay in while he recovers, but soon finds much more than he bargained for.

Definitely one of Barker's more sexual works, but also contains a great deal of supernatural and horror elements.

!! This book provides examples of:

* AmbiguouslyBi: Jerry suggests Maxine might have a thing for Tammy. She basically just shrugs and says maybe.
* AnyoneCanDie: The book starts out with [[spoiler:Todd as the protagonist. He dies toward the end, comes back, and dies again.]]
* AThreesomeIsHot: Todd and two of the ghosts.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Katya's backstory involves her being repeatedly raped as a child.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Katya seems perfectly sweet and innocent to the world.
* BodyHorror: The half-animal, half-ghost hybrids that wander the grounds at night.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Eppstadt, the jackass head of Paramount, who covers up his go-to plastic surgeon's tendency to slip up and ruin people's careers.
* DepravedBisexual: Katya, of course.
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Tammy disciplines the Devil's child of all people
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Lilith and her son do seem to care about each other in their own twisted way.
* ExperimentedInCollege: Todd's been with guys before once or twice... okay, three times, but he won't do it again. Probably.
* FemmeFatale: Katya, the seductive sadist who thinks nothing of killing
* GardenOfEvil: The Devil's Country, a staggeringly beautiful universe where everything is freakish and tries to kill you
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: Though most of the story deals with fighting Lilith, the last part involves a somewhat nasty angel. Lilith also says she's not in conflict with God, who is responsible for nature being red in tooth and claw.
* HalfHumanHybrids: A bunch of sex-crazed ghosts have sex with animals and produce freakish hybrid offspring.
* HauntedHouse: Averted. The house itself is the only part of the Canyon not teaming with ghosts.
* HornyDevils: Lilith and her son.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Jerry Brahms is gay, except for Katya. He's even joked that the reason he was gay was that after her, no woman would ever do. Also another homosexual by the name of Rudolph Valentino
* ImYourBiggestFan: Tammy, president of Todd's fan club and borderline stalker
* ImmortalityBisexuality: Katya, though it is indicated she was probably bi before the immortality kicked in.
* UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}: Played evil.
* NameDrop: The sheer number of Hollywood actors that get mentioned offhand is almost staggering.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They're almost completely solid and capable of having sex with the living.
* [[PeacockGirl Peacock Boy]]: Crossed with {{body horror}}
* PornWithPlot: Katya's sexiness, Todd having sex with her, and the orgy scenes are described in some detail, but it's mostly a sex-charged adventure story.
* PortalPicture: The Devil's Country
* PsychicStatic: In probably the strangest example in the history of thinking, Tammy blocks out psychic influence by thinking about Todd's penis. In graphic detail.
* RagingStiffie:
** The goat-boy has a constant, massive erection at basically all times. It's a little disconcerting.
** When Todd [[spoiler:comes back as a ghost]], he has an erection he can't get rid of.
* TheVamp: Katya is mentioned to have played this role in many of her movies. It seems to have rubbed off on her.
* TheWildHunt: After inadvertently killing a child of the devil (he got better), the Duke and his men are stuck chasing the child around the Devil's Country (a magical world that exists in a single room in the basement of the mansion) until they can catch him.
* WouldHurtAChild: Katya and her friends think nothing of child molestation.