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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Since it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get that proposed Hellraiser reboot anytime soon (not to mention the Scarlet Gospels Clive Barker’s been teasing for years), fans of the series thankfully have a new documentary to look forward to. Titled Leviathan (which I totally love), the film chronicles the conception of both Hellraiser and Hellbound, promising us an in-depth look at Barker’s famed S&M obsessed demons.
Hellraiser fans were rightfully excited the other week when Clive Barker announced on his Facebook page that he’s been brought on-board to write the script and develop the concepts for rebooting the Hellraiser franchise. The cherry on top of that news-sundae was Doug Bradley, Mr Pinhead himself, was also coming back to reprise his role. That’s fantastic news, but the next question for fans is: Who should direct? (more…)
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. (more…)
The Hellraiser franchise is moving right along with it’s ninth installment (yup, there are eight of them already out). Hellraiser: Revelations has just wrapped in Los Angeles; directed Victor Garcia (Return to House on Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2) based on a screenplay by long-time Hellraiser FX artist Gary J. Tunicliffe.
Now, after a horror film goes by, lets say it’s 5th film installment it’s appeal tends to die off. It still has it’s core audience, but, the films become stale and fail to capture the same allure as it’s first or even second (Saw franchise for example) As such, we jumped off the Hellraiser wagon about 4 films ago. We really wouldn’t post news or info regarding yet another installment, but, the thing that intrigues us this time around is that actor Doug Bradley will not be returning as the cenobite leader “Pinhead”. The iconic character will be in it, just played by a different actor. Stephan Smith Collins or is it Jay Gillespie (IMDb has him as Niko and Pseudo-Pinhead) will be the new incarnation of Hell. While, we are on sure on who actually is playing him, we have our first look at the new Pinhead, make-up and all.
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Hellraiser: Revelations follows two friends who unleash Pinhead, who becomes their master of pain. Apparently, one of the friends has a change of heart. He backs out on his oath hoping to swap himself out with one of hi friend’s family members.