Like Hellraiser? More specifically the first two films in the series? Then you may be in luck since Variety is reporting that Sonar Entertainment (previously RHI Entertainment) is developing “Hellraiser” for the small screen along with some of the franchise’s early principal players.
Per Variety “Sonar is co-developing with Eric Gardner’s Panacea Ent. “Hellraiser,” a TV series based on the cult British horror franchise. Gardner will exec produce along with Larry Kuppin, whose company New World Entertainment is behind the first two ‘Hellraiser’ pics.”
Sonar announced, “One of the most successful (and terrifying) franchises in film history is ready for its weekly television debut. For over 25 years, fans have followed the exploits of an insidious villain named Pinhead, summoned from a nightmarish underworld by an ancient puzzle box. He will seduce you with power and tempt you with fear, until your soul belongs to him.
Now, for the first time, a weekly series set in the fantastic realm of Hellraiser will thrill audiences worldwide.”
There’s no word on a network yet, not that there needs to be since the series isn’t actually in production yet. Still… could be cool for you Hellraiser fans if it ever comes to fruition. Either way it can’t be worse than the last movie. READ MORE
While we dream of getting an uncut director’s edit of Clive Barker’s 1990 Nightbreed on Blu-ray, the artist/writer-turned-director reveals on his website that a TV series is in the works!
“We are also actively in conversation about doing a ‘Nightbreed’ television series which will be for cable, so it will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be,” says Barker. “For example, do you have Spartacus over there? Oh my God, it redefines gruesome… I also applaud them for finally realising it’s not a bad thing to see a manhood once in a while – it’s not as if half the world doesn’t see it daily…”
Barker continues, “The sensitivity of our culture has sort of caught up with Nightbreed. I don’t wish to be immodest, but the general sense is that the movie failed because people didn’t want to associate with the monster and I think our culture has changed – I think our culture is now ready to embrace the ambiguity. You’ve only got to look at Twilight where obviously the monsters are the good guys – I’m not a huge fan but I’m enough of a fan to watch and see monsters being celebrated.”
The original was set in the Canadian wilderness where the search is on for a serial killer and an ancient tribe of monsters called the night-breed. READ MORE
The battle between Kirsty and Elliot Spencer rages on in the new issue of Hellraiser. Spencer and his comrades have returned to the place where he left his former human life, in order to destroy the box that took him. However, while Spencer is trying to destroy the box on earth, Kirsty is trying to understand it in Hell. And if the two worlds collide, chaos is sure to ensue. Another great issue from the genius mind of Barker and the gang. Read on for the skinny…
After Clive Barker’s recent brush with death, his work seems more significant than ever. More importantly, his work is the best it’s been in years and BOOM’s ongoing Hellraiser is proof of that. After returning to his earthly form, Pinhead is now on a mission to see the world burn, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to see that he has his vengeance. Check the preview below for some stellar artwork from Stephen Thompson and Janusz Ordon. Read on for the skinny…
“The Box of Sorrows” continues to emanate ghastly sighs in the latest issue of Hellraiser, and, once again, they hum a haunting symphony of pain and lust. Kirsty continues her reign as High Priestess of the Configuration, and Captain Elliot Spencer continues to seek its destruction. Except, now, protocol has become obsolete, and even the highest levels of intuition won’t help either of them. Read on for the skinny…
We just can’t get enough of BOOM! Studios enthralling Hellraiser series written by none other than the man, the legend, Clive Barker. As Kirsty has just accepted her role as head Cenobite, she’s got a lot to learn about that devious place called hell where she will reign supreme. So get on your knees and pray, thank whatever lord(s) you believe in, because the classic Hellraiser has finally returned. Check out the blood lusty preview after the jump.
Oh, how the tables have turned. The mighty have, indeed, fallen, and yet a new monarch is set to rise with the chains of the Configuration. One of the most majestic and notable leaders once more craves flesh, senses, and a conscience. So, a new superior must take over, with dozens of tiny crowns fitted upon her head. Read on for the skinny…
Want more Hellraiser? Well it’s coming for you! Clive Barker’s new Hellraiser series has been kicking ass over the past year, and it’s hands down become one of the best new ongoing horror comics. I think I speak for all Hellraiser fans when I say, thank you Clive Barker, for restoring our faith in Pinhead and his fellow Cenobites. BOOM! has just announced the Hellraiser Annual, which will offer a further glimpse into Barker’s world, coming out in March of 2012. Read on for the skinny…
Clive Barker has only laid his hands on Hellraiser three times. The first was when he put his pen down to craft the original story, The Hellbound Heart, the second was to write and direct the first film, and this gem of a series is the third. There have been loads of garbage sequels, nothing coming even close to Barker’s initial groundbreaking vision. This comic is, in many ways, Barker’s apology to fans for all the trash they had to endure over the years. Barker and Monfette weave magic through the pages together in order to explore Pinhead and the Cenobites in a completely new way, while Thompson’s art duties are to die for. Sure, there may be a realm that transcends the boundary between pain and pleasure, but this one is pure pleasure. With a new arc having just begun last month, things are just beginning. This is the kind of horror comic fans have been waiting a long time for. Read on for the skinny…
It’s no secret here at Graphic Content that we love the Clive Barker co-written series Hellraiser, and this Wednesday brings on the newest issue. Check out this gruesome first look as Pinhead becomes human, and Kristy becomes a Cenobite!
Perhaps “HELLRAISER: MASTERPIECES” doesn’t quite live up to what its name so strongly implies, but you and I both know that we just cannot get enough of BOOM! Studios’ continued love for Clive Barker’s classic. So until we can read the next issue of the scribes’ “HELLRAISER” monthly from the publisher, we can all get our fix with a 6 page preview of the second installment in the “MASTERPIECES” series, which hits shelves this week. Read on for the skinny…
If you couldn’t tell by the amount of enthusiasm that we spew towards BOOM! Studios and Clive Barker’s “HELLRAISER” monthly, we are kind of a big fan. You should be too, and if you know what is good for you you’ll make the jump and check out the 5 page preview of the series seventh ish. Read on for the skinny…
It isn’t any secret that Clive Barker is single handedly one of the most talented names in all of horror. But 6 months ago when we (along with the rest of the horror community) began our coverage of the scribes’ return to the hell that he built thanks to BOOM! Studios, we were understandably a bit hesitant. However, any and all reservations we might have had as to whether or not “HELLRAISER” could possibly be resucitated in the comic medium are long since dead, and beyond the break you can check out a 6 page preview of this week’s newest ish in the monthly. Read on for the skinny…
This week marks the second coming of DC’s New 52! Last week the anticipation finally ended and we can rest assured knowing that there are great comics coming out of the initially mixed-emotion reboot. Highlights from last week’s crop were Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Detective Comics, Action Comics, and Batwing. These bad boys are already selling out all over the world, even showing up on ebay going for more than a strand of Alex Trebek’s long lost moustache. It couldn’t be a better time to be a comic enthusiast.
Obviously there are loads of other comics coming out this week from other publishers, but in honor of such a milestone event, most of the books in this week’s COMICS TO FEAST ON are from DC’s New 52 lineup. Now I know you won’t be buying all 52 new series so let us know which books you can’t wait for!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than focus on every major comic hitting the shelves I’ll narrow it down to ten books that stand out from the rest. Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…
This Wednesday publisher BOOM! Studios is offering their readers a chance to pick up a one way ticket to Clive Barker’s version of hell with the very first issue in the second story-arc of the horror scribe’s excellent, “HELLRAISER”. Beyond the break you can check out a 5 page preview and get all the gory details. Read on for the skinny…
Back in 1986 horror author and artist Clive Barker set the world afire with his novella “The Hellbound Heart” which introduced Pinhead to the horror universe. By 1987 he was behind-the-camera directing the infamous Hellraiser that has since spawned several sequels. While Barker had worked briefly on Dimension Films’ remake, he has absolutely nothing to do with Hellraiser: Revelations, which arrives in limited theaters and VOD September 1.
In fact, he’s starting to get agitated by his Twitter followers who think he is…
“Hello,my friends. I want to put on record that the flic out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKIN’ CHILD OF MINE!” he screams via Twitter. “I have NOTHING to do with the fuckin’ thing. If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker,it’s a lie. It’s not even from my butt-hole.”
Victor Garcia directed the new incarnation of Cenobites from a screenplay by SFX guru Gary Tunnicliffe. Steven Brand plays the new Pinhead.
Welcome to the weekly previews for July 13th , 2011 here at Bloody-Disgusting.com! The truth is everyone would read all the books if they had the time and money, but in reality most of us don’t. Here you will find a little taste of some major comics being released each week, my take on them, and, as always, feels free to discuss below. Whether you have been into comics since you were a little one, or are new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books are for you. I’ve picked out some comics I feel will stand out in the coming week and listed them under their respective publisher, with over a dozen previews of some of your favorite books such as “AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”, “GREEN LANTERN”, “HELLRAISER”, and “30 DAYS OF NIGHT”. Read on for the skinny…
Okay kiddos, so we KNOW for a fact at this point that you all love yourselves some “HELLRAISER”. Heck, who doesn’t? But this month we would like to do something a little different in celebration of the series’ third issue, and play a game of Poll The Graphic Content Readers. Inside you can check out a 6 page preview, and after you do we want to hear what YOU think of Clive Barker and BOOM! Studios’ newest gorefest. Who knows – maybe we will even throw a prize your way. Read on for the skinny…
It has been almost too excruciatingly long of a wait for fans of Clive Barker and BOOM! Studios’ “HELLRAISER” monthly to see the release of issue #2 (Clever and appropriate marketing ploy, huh?). The follow-up to the sell-out smash-hit from the publisher will finally be hitting shelves this Wednesday, and if you make the jump you can get your first look inside the ish with a 6 page preview. Read on for the skinny…
With the spotlight firmly placed back on Clive Barker’s iconic “HELLRAISER” franchise thanks to the folks over at BOOM Studios, we here at Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Graphic Content are extremely pleased to bring you all an exclusive 24 page preview of the upcoming “HELLRAISER: MASTERPIECES VOL 1! The book will be hitting stores this Wednesday, and will be the first collection to gather some of the franchises’ first forays into the comic realm, with contributions from the likes of Larry Wachowski (“THE MATRIX”), Neil Gaiman (“SANDMAN”), Alex Ross (“SUPERMAN”, “THE AVENGERS”), and MORE! Read on for the skinny…
With all of the hype surrounding the recently released first issue of “HELLRAISER” from BOOM! Studios it would be easy to shrug off the series as just another haphazard attempt to bring back a classic horror icon in the illustrated form only to disappoint fans everywhere. Luckily, this is not the case for the Clive Barker and Christopher Monfette penned monthly, and I was fortunate enough to chat with Christopher earlier this week about his work on the series, collaborating with Clive Barker, how to restore fans faith in the series, and even the possibility of new Cenobites. Read on for the skinny!
Reviewing something that’s free is kind of a ridiculous endeavor. Especially in tough economic times, readers look to reviews to know if something is worth the value of admission. Well, since this prelude comic is free and won’t even cost you the lint in your pocket, there is really no reason you should stop reading right here and check it out; but since you are being kind enough to keep reading, I suppose I will continue.
Today marks the first time in over 25 years that series creator Clive Barker has returned to the world of “HELLRAISER” as the horror master released the first issue of an all new monthly series with BOOM! Studios today. The book is available in stores everywhere as you read this, but thanks to the publishers we have a VERY special treat for our readers. Below you will find the link to a PDF version of an all new, never before seen, “HELLRAISER” prequel story titled “AT THE TOLLING OF A BELL”. The book serves as a precursor to the events of the first issue, and below you can get all the details.
WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker with Christopher Monfette
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Leonardo Manco
COLORS BY: Juan Manuel Tumbrú
LETTERS BY: Johnny Lowe
COVERS BY: Tim Bradstreet
EDITED BY: Ian Brill
“HELLRAISER PRELUDE TO THE FIRST ISSUE PDF – “At the Tolling of a Bell”
WELCOME TO THE HELLRAISER COMIC SERIES! Not a preview. Not an excerpt. What you are reading is an all new, all original eight-page prelude to Clive Barker’s new ongoing HELLRAISER series. Only a taste of things to come! March 23rd sees the debut first issue of the monthly ongoing HELLRAISER comic series, written by master of horror Clive Barker! Haven’t been a regular comics reader for a while? New to the world of comics? Not a problem. BOOM! Studios makes it easy for you to get on board with this series and follow Clive Barker’s evolution of Pinhead with this self-contained prelude story that you can download, read, and share! Then make sure you get the first issue at your local comic shop!
We hope that you will join Clive Barker as he returns to his signature creation for a new saga of…HELLRAISER! HELL HAS COME HOME!”
Read The ENTIRE Prequel, ‘AT THE TOLLING OF A BELL’, NOW! READ MORE