Hulu has released an official trailer for the upcoming Hellraiser reboot, this time starring Jamie Clayton as the iconic pin-riddled villain, Pinhead.
Yeah, yeah, I know – a reboot of a classic and the main character is gender swapped. But in all honesty, a woman playing an evil, sadistic demon is pure poetry.
I’ll be honest, I’ve only seen the original and it freaked me out. Apart from the Xenomorph, I’m struggling to find any other creatures portrayed on screen as vile looking as these Cenobites. I don’t know what it is, but the sheer look of these things fills me with dread. I suppose that’s the point, so bravo Clive Barker you freak.
The new film is a new adaptation of Barker’s 1986 novel The Hellbound Heart which he also adapted into the original 1987 film. The project is said to be a loyal, yet evolved re-imagining of his classic. For you sickos that like this franchise, the good news is that Clive Barker is on board as a producer. The new Hellraiser movie synopsis is:
A young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.
This looks like absolute filth but because of some morbid fascination, I’ll be tuning in. Pray for me. Hellraiser is released exclusively on Hulu on 7th October.