Gary Tunnicliffe is deep into production on Hellraiser: Judgment, a unique new vision for the Hellraiser franchise that will feature A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Heather Langenkamp in a role.
What we know is that Hellraiser: Judgment is loosely based on Tunnicliffe’s passion project, Judgment, and will feature a bunch of crazy new Cenobites, including a fresh face to take on the role of Pinhead.
Bloody Disgusting can exclusively reveal that Paul T. Taylor is your new Pinhead. Tunnicliffe previously teased the casting of “a classically trained stage and film actor who brings a great physical presence and more than a hint of Peter Cushing and Ralph Fiennes.” Taylor, pictured, can also be seen in films such as Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City and James Gunn’s Super.
We have way more casting news for you, learning that Damon Carney (The Veil, The Hitcher) plays ‘Detective Sean Carter’, Randy Wayne (To Save a Life) is ‘Detective David Carter’ and Alexandra Harris (In the Shadows, The Veil) will portray ‘Detective Christine Egerton’.
In Hellraiser: Judgment, “Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?“
As for the new Cenobites, get ready for this awesome bombshell: John Gulagher – director of Feast and Piranha 3DD – will star as ‘The Assessor’! This role is tied to ‘The Auditor,’ a character that learns of your sins, your transgressions, your evils, and takes careful note of them before passing them on to the Assessor for judgment.
Diane Goldner (Halloween 2, Feast 2, The Collector) nabbed the wicked role of ‘The Cleaner,’ a terrifying, aging, naked women clean bodies for punishment by licking them head to toe.
We’ve also learned that special effects specialist Mike Jay Regan will once again portray ‘Chatterer’!
Andi Powers is going to play one of the three ‘Jury’, who were described as naked, perfectly beautiful girls with have faces that have been shredded away; blood, bone, muscle, sinew and teeth exposed. They pass the horrific verdicts onto all offending mortals.
Yes, there’s more!
Jeff Fenter (The Box, Zero Charisma) is ‘Karl Watkins’ with Helena Grace Donald (Portrait of An Art Thief) as ‘Jophiel’, and Grace Montie (Southern Tale) taking on the role of Crystal Lanning’, a beautiful socialite who is never far from her beloved little dog, “Baby.”
As for Heather Langenkamp, she is the chain-smoking ‘Landlady’ who snorts obscenities to the police.
There’s still so much more casting to be revealed, but things are coming together nicely thus far.
Again, I feel like I need to reiterate this. I’m especially excited that this project’s genesis hails from something Tunnicliffe was beyond passionate about. I feel like there could be something special brewing behind the scenes with the only unfortunate casualty the inability to get Doug Bradley back as Pinhead. With that said, what I’m gathering from the casting breakdown and other uncovered information is that this appears to be taking things in a new director, and I can only imagine that Pinhead could be taking a backseat to these other awesome creations such as the Auditor. I’m reserving any judgment until we see a trailer and am keeping my chin up in the meantime. Shit, we’re getting a new Hellraiser movie, how can you not be excited?!
What do you guys think? Cool stuff so far, right?