More gruesome pinhead details revealed in new Hellraiser reboot image | Pretty Reel

A new image of the updated Pinhead in the Hellraiser remake shows more gruesome details about the character’s look. Based on the novel “The Hellbound Heart” by Clive Barker, the original Hellraiser debuted in 1987, quickly becoming a cult horror hit. Barker directed the adaptation himself, while the nine sequels that followed were helmed by a number of different filmmakers, allowing the franchise to continue despite mixed to middling reviews.

The new Hellraiser remake is directed by David Bruckner (V/H/S, The Night House) and stars Sense8 actor Jamie Clayton in the iconic role of the Hell Priest known as Pinhead. The new iteration has a story by David S. Goyer, with a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, making it a step up in talent from the series, which had been languishing in direct-to-video territory for two decades. Originally portrayed by Doug Bradley in the first film, Pinhead is the leader of the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings summoned from another dimension who can no longer tell the difference between pleasure and pain.

In a new image for Hellraiser (via USA Today), Clayton is seen in profile as the new Pinhead, showing off some of the more gruesome aspects of the character’s updated appearance. Pinhead has traditionally been depicted as male and wearing a black leather suit, with a large collar that covered his neck. Clayton’s version sees his neck and shoulders bared, with a metal object in his throat, which is cut open, revealing the flesh inside. Additionally, there are cutout areas of flesh near the chest and shoulders, further revealing the gory details of the new look. Look at the picture below:

As this is the first time a Hellraiser movie has had a female pinhead, changes are being made accordingly – Bruckner said they don’t want to copy what came before and come up with something “that hits a little differently”. Bruckner also said they always knew they wanted the new Pinhead to be female and Clayton “killed her” in the role. Although the movie is titled Hellraiser, it’s not a remake of the movie, but rather “a new story set in the Hellraiser universe” that could potentially kick off a new iteration of the franchise.

While the quality of Hellraiser sequels has been questionable and inconsistent, the new take on the series seems like an inspired take. With the film’s debut on Hulu, it has the opportunity to capitalize on the genre enthusiasts who helped make Predator prequel Prey a huge hit there this summer. A newly reimagined icon may be tricky territory, but it may be just what the franchise needs to bring viewers back to the sadomasochistic world of the Cenobites, which has managed to survive thanks to Pinhead’s iconic status for more than three years. decades. Hellraiser debuts on Hulu on October 7.

Source: USA Today

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