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Clive Barker & Doug Bradley are returning to Hellraiser!

October 29th, 2013 by Jake Tanner 1 Comment

Horror fans rejoice!


It’s been announced that Clive Barker has been given the green light to pen a Hellraiser remake! While that news is exciting enough, it’s also been announced that Doug Bradley will return as the film’s iconic killer, Pinhead!


On Clive Barker’s Facebook page, he wrote this letter to fans:

HOT FROM HELL! My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first ‘Hellraiser’ film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension.

Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.

What can I tell you about it?

Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first ‘Hellraiser’. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed, I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing.

I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here, because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent, me. My very best wishes to you all, my friends.


How do you guys feel about an even DARKER Hellraiser movie? Are you excited to see Clive Barker coming back to the series? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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  • Craig Berrington-potts

    This is fantastic news. I am a massive fan of hellraiser and my wife is too. I loved the first four films (it went downhill after that) and have wished for a remake for years but have not been able to stomach anyone other than Doug Bradley playing Pinhead. He is such an amazing creation, a fascinating character that was under used in the first two films. His speeches in Hellraiser III were brilliant and extremely quotable with Doug Bradley on excellent form giving a front role twist on the cenobite. Clive Barker really invented something original in Hellraiser and I could never have imagined that he’d be back helming a remake with Bradley. This story needs to be introduced afresh to a brand new audience with (I hope) more emphasis on Franks journey to hell and the cenobites. YES! to practical effects, YES! to a bigger budget and lets hope an exploration of “angels to some, demons to others”. Lets see more of “the truly innocent are safe” and why. Let’s explore Pinheads morality, good, bad, right, wrong. After all he is “exquisitely empty”. What are hells rules? So many questions and I’m glad that its Clive Barker in charge. Come on everyone, join me in a massive shout of YYEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!.

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