Hellraiser: Judgement

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Clive Barker‘s Hellraiser, based on a written story of his (The Hellbound Heart), has been dormant for quite some time. While the first four, arguably, are loved by fans, the movies since have not had quite the same level of fanatic love, excepting only the most diehard lovers of the series. The movies began to be milked (there were two movies released in 2005) in a manner more sacrilegious than Pinhead himself, and 2011 saw the release of Hellraiser: Revelations, a movie so quickly and cheaply produced, longtime Pinhead actor Doug Bradley simply refused to participate. It was released quietly for one day, at one theater, and then shoveled onto DVD; it’s rumored (with all signs pointing to ‘true’) that the movie was only made so Dimension Films did not lose the copyright to the franchise, and could make a bigger, more expensive film later on. Needless to say, it was considered bad. Now Dimension Films is giving Hellraiser another chance with Hellraiser: Judgement, and the first photo has been released.  (more…)

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To borrow a phrase, Hellraiser: Revelations, the ninth and most recent film in the Hellraiser series, was a disaster. It was made in three weeks for $300,000 and released quietly in 2011 with seemingly little regard in terms of quality or creativity. Why? Because rumor had it that Dimension Films slapped the whole thing together in order to hold on to the rights to Clive Barker‘s classic short story, The Hellbound Heart, and make a more straightforward, and profitable, remake to the original Hellraiser. Will it be different this time with tenth film in the series about to enter production? Who knows, but one thing’s assured: Doug Bradley will not be back as Pinhead. (more…)

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