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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Clive Barker To Direct New Hellraiser Movie!

    IN 2012, HELLRAISER CREATOR CLIVE BARKER ALMOST DIED WHEN TOXIC SHOCK PUT HIM IN A COMA FOR THREE WEEKS. NOW THE WRITER AND ACCLAIMED ARTIST IS BACK WITH NEW IDEAS FOR HIS MOST TERRIFYING CREATION, PINHEAD. AFTER A TWO DECADE-LONG BREAK FROM DIRECTING, MR. BARKER IS READY TO GET BACK BEHIND THE CAMERA!
   When you think of the big names from 1980s horror, you tend to think of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and now "Pinhead" from Clive Barker's HELLRAISER (1988). With the last five movies having not been released theatrically, the franchise has waned in popularity. Now, Clive Barker himself is working to change that.

     In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly about the director's cut of NIGHTBREED, Mr. Barker shared some status on the new HELLRAISER he has been writing.
“I think the phrase is ‘reboot,’ although I've never really understood what that meant. I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy—the Frenchman Lemarchand—who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, ‘Well, what would have happened to him?’ He might well have been taken to Devil’s Island and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. We’re waiting for Bob to come back to us and see when we’re going to actually make the movie.”
    Having Clive Barker himself involved in the writing of the new HELLRAISER is the only way it would be acceptable to reboot the series as it was his original short story that started it all. The first two films in the series starring Ashley Laurence and David Bradley are still very scary even almost three decades later. We are all confident that a new movie franchise started out of HELLRAISER is on the horizon!

   Quote from Barbie Wilde...  "Nice to see that Pinhead is the most difficult to defeat on this list... HELLRAISER. "Pinhead may very well be the most feared horror icon, and for good reason: he will take your skin AND your soul, all while torturing you for eternity. What you have on your side is that Pinhead is also one the most understanding and intellectually capable horror icons you could unfortunately meet."

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