What’s your pleasure? I hope it’s a piano cover of Christopher Young’s Hellraiser theme because that’s what you’re gonna get! It was done by YouTube user Tron91 and really captures that subtly creepy and haunting atmosphere that Young (A Nightmare On Elm St. 2, Drag Me To Hell, Sinister) so brilliantly crafted into the score. It even got Clive Barker’s stamp of approval! Check it out below. READ MORE
If I had to make a list of the top four horror movie killers, it’d include Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Pinhead. Ghostface comes in at a close fifth place, and of course there’s Chucky, Leatherface, Jigsaw, Hannibal Lecter — err, this isn’t the point. Deviant Artist Chris Fulton has done a fantastic job capturing their murderous charm, which I don’t find all that surprising after seeing his amazing Silent Hill art. After the break I have five of the top horror movie killers, and the mystery killer is quite possibly the most death-obsessed of them all.
There is something very violent yet erotic about the music of Nine Inch Nails. Mixing harsh, electronic tonal elements with organic flavors, there might not be a more perfect movie franchise to compare it to than the Hellraiser series. That’s why the below video of Nine Inch Nails “Happiness In Slavery” (taken from the Fixed EP) mixed with footage and clips from Hellraiser II: Hellbound seems to work so beautifully. Given the stamp of approval from Clive Barker himself, it’s definitely worth checking out.
They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. While many people think that what Lady Gaga does is unique, others claim that Madonna (amongst others throughout history) has done it before. Regardless of any of that, Gaga certainly takes a lot of inspiration from the horror genre. It’s obvious in her music videos as well as in her…well, let’s just say in her odd dress assortments.
Now, horror legend himself Clive Barker has gone to his fans via his Facebook about one of her over-the-top masks, asking if they think she took inspiration from one of the greatest horror icons of all time: Pinhead. Now, the mask doesn’t resemble Pinhead from the films. However, when one reads the description of Pinhead from Barker’s The Hellbound Heart, suddenly things start to click a bit more.
Here’s the description from the book: “Its voice, unlike that of its companion, was light and breathy-the voice of an excited girl. Every inch of its head had been tattooed with an intricate grid, and at every intersection of horizontal and vertical axes a jeweled pin driven through to the bone. Its tongue was similarly decorated.” (Hellbound Heart, Ch. 1)
Check out the mask below and lend your thoughts in the comments. READ MORE
Hellraiser: The Road Below #1 is highly recommended to readers, especially to fans of Clive Barker’s famous creation. With the spotlight on Kirsty Cotton as the new Pinhead, the series takes on an entirely new and different approach. Full of creative ideas, Brandon Seifert and Haemi Jang show readers that there is still life within the “Hellraiser” franchise without Elliot Spencer in the title role. Readers should expect plenty of scares and clever plot twists with this issue. READ MORE
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the classic Clive Barker horror film Hellraiser, a limited-edition reissue of Christopher Young’s memorable score for both the first film and it’s sequel, Hellraiser 2: Hellbound, has been made available for pre-order. All music has been remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland.
Halloween is a time for dressing up your spawn in cute costumes, no doubt about it. But not every costume sized for little ones actually fits.
Here’s a collection of costumes appropriate only for Honey Boo-Boo children. And yes, Honey Boo-Boo is on the list. READ MORE
You love horror. Naturally, you want to show that love on Halloween, the one day a year when you can dress like a psychotic killer and still look relatively normal.
But beware what costume you choose.
Each character says something about you as a person which you might not feel comfortable sharing with the rest of the world. Here are just ten costumes and the secrets about you they could reveal. READ MORE
I’m having trouble finding the actual source of the following (since nobody provides links anymore), but below you’ll find early concept art for the potential Hellraiser reboot, being developed at Dimension Films. The art was designed by Paul Gerrard (Wrath of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles), and were created for a teaser trailer directed by Mike Le Han (Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room).
Here’s a description of the pitch: “In July Paul Gerrard and Mike Le Han produced a teaser trailer to accompany the pitch document which has many more conceptual designs that revision Hellraiser. Paul designed the new look for Pinhead and was production designer on the shoot and Le Han pulled in all of his film resources and directed the teaser on the new Alex 4:3 camera with anamorphic lenses.
With a crew of 47 an over 100 bloodied extras, the shoot was completed and is now in the depths of post production with a massive amount of VFX work being undertaken. Method Studios, Fugitive Studios and Flipbook Animation are helming the chi/VFX with the talented Glen Southern designing (CG build of) the new Hellraiser box.
When the teaser is complete they’ll be presenting it to Dimension Films along with an outline of the first film story and conceptual art pitch document with the hope to work on rebooting the Hell raiser franchise and bringing it into the 21st Century.”
Now, it should be clear that Dimension is actively searching for writers and directors to remake Clive Barker’s classic, so these are just part of a pitch (that could easily be rejected by the incredibly indecisive Wienstein brothers). Platinum Dunes was once in the mix, and there’s no word on what the status is on director/writer duo Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry).
Check out three incredible pieces of concept art inside. READ MORE
There’s nothing more frustrating to us horror fans than sitting around waiting for some of our beloved slasher icons to make it back to theaters. While the studios continue to pump money into various superhero franchises, the horror legends we grew up loving are sitting on the couch getting fat on Cheetos. Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are sitting pretty on Friday the 13th, while Warners and New Line has A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy Krueger in a coma. Then there’s Universal who’s attempting CPR on the Child’s Play franchise with the direct-to-video Curse of Chucky, now in pre-production, and Lionsgate has a January date set for their Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.
This leaves a few other familiar faces that have a home with Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s Dimension Films. While the duo continue develop both a Scream sequel/reboot and TV series, they’ve also set their sights on getting both Pinhead and Michael Myers back in theaters.
Back on April 1 we broke the news that Platinum Dunes was in talks to take the producing reigns on Dimension’s next Halloween installment. (They may have also taken on the Hellraiser remake.) Sources told Bloody exclusively this weekend that, after nearly four months, Dunes is no longer working on either film. We can also confirm that the Weinsteins want to re-remake Halloween.
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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
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.
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…
Now on VOD and DVD from Dimension Extreme is Hellraiser: Revelations, the Victor Garcia-directed sequel that reopens the Gates of Hell.
While we already have a scathing review, Don Allen is provided us with his video thoughts on the hotly anticipated sequel that ended up being nothing short of disappointing.
Starring Steven Brand as the new Pinhead, alongside Daniel Buran, Jolene Anderson, Nick Eversman, Stephen Smith Collins and Jay Gillespie, “Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.” READ MORE
Dimension Extreme is really pushing out Hellraiser: Revelations, the Victor Garcia-directed sequel that will open in limited theaters September 2, with a VOD launch on September 1. The gates of Hell will then open on DVD October 18.
Already having shared with you guys the trailer, poster and handful of stills, Bloody now scored an exclusive deleted scene that features a bum explaining that the Lament Configuration will bring these kids the ultimate experience. It gets a little long in the tooth, with some gnarly acting, which is probably why it was trimmed.
Starring Steven Brand as the new Pinhead, alongside Daniel Buran, Jolene Anderson, Nick Eversman, Stephen Smith Collins and Jay Gillespie, “Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.”
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.
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…