A lot of horror classics have gotten the reboot treatment in the last couple of years. Now that Hellraiser Writer/Director Clive Barker has been brought into the picture, things seem to be heating up in the Hellraiser camp. There’s even talk that Doug Bradley, the original Pinhead will be actively enticed to reprise the role.Barker posted this notice on his FaceBook page:
Barker also commented in the post’s thread to answer the dreaded PG13 rating question to set hard-core fans minds at ease:
As questions are asked I’ll do my best to answer them,though as you all know making movies is a volatile art,and things seldom remain fixed. One question regarding the rating has been asked. I asked it too,and Dimension confirmed that they are purely interested in an R rated picture.Somebody else asked why I’m not writing something original. The answer is that I am.After HELLRAISER I intend to write and direct a completely new horror movie,which will mingle graphic horror and erotic content,to create an unrated film which will push the envelope of extreme content further than ever…
Combine that statement about a hard “R” rating and Barker’s commitment to practical make-up effects instead of CGI and we just might get the Hellraiser reboot that any hard-core fan can be proud of.
It will be nice to actually see Clive Barker’s Hellraiser back in the theaters instead of those lame straight to DVD crap-fests that the Hellraiser franchise had become.
What do you think? I can’t think of anyone better to breathe new life into the franchise, can you?