The tenth installment in the Hellraiser franchise may not have an official release date as of yet, but we do have several new behind-the-scenes photos that include the reveal of the new Pinhead.
Hellraiser: Judgment is directed by special effects artist Gary J. Tunnicliffe, who posted some new photos that feature Cenobites like Pinhead and Chatterer, in addition to other sorts of otherworldly characters like The Assessor, The Jury, The Butcher, and The Auditor, who Tunnicliffe described as a combination of Sam Lowry (Jeffery Price) from Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) from Schindler’s List.
Though most of the shots show off the director on set working with the actors, we do get a glimpse of the above mentioned Butcher and Auditor, as well as first look at Paul T. Taylor in the role of Pinhead – first portrayed by Doug Bradley. The image is an atmospheric and bloody-looking shot of what is sure to be a contemporary update of the character.
Check the behind-the-scenes images below:
The film stars Damon Carney as Detective Sean Carter, with Randy Wayne as Detective David Carter, Alexandra Harris as Detective Christine Egerton, Jeff Fenter as Karl Watkins, Helena Grace Donald as the ancient Jophiel, Grace Montie as socialite Crystal Lanning, John Gulager as The Assessor, Diane Goldner as The Cleaner, Andi Powers as a member of a hellish jury, Mike Jay Regan as Chatterer, Heather Langenkamp as a foul-mouthed landlady, and Paul T. Taylor as the iconic Pinhead.
You can also check out the official poster for Hellraiser: Judgement that was released when the film received backing from Dimension studios for a limited theatrical run upon release:
Written by Tunnicliffe, Hellraiser: Judgement tells the following story:
Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?
Clive Barker has decided to move on an original Hellraiser Anthology of his own with a new graphic novel from Seraphim Comics. The 90-page Hellraiser: Anthology will feature 11 original Hellraiser tales and will make its debut on April 14. You can find it on Clive Barker’s online store, www.realclivebarker.com, both as a hardcover and digital download.
The anthology will feature stories written by Barker, Ben Meares, Mark Alan Miller, David and Rebekah McKendry from Blumhouse Productions, and POW Entertainment’s Matt Murray. The artwork is by Daniele Serra (including the fabulous cover art), Riley Schmitz, Clive Barker, Sam Shearon, Nick Percival, Jimmy Terry, and Jim O’Dell.
If that wasn’t enough to curve your skepticism over the Hellraiser reboot, the original Butterball, Simon Bamford – yes, the bloated, gooey Cenobite – shared some early make-up test shots for horror fans via his Facebook page. Bamford portrayed the grisly, and probably gaseous interdenominational being in Clive Barker’s original 1987 cult classic Hellraiser, and its 1988 sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser II. You can check out the scanned Polaroids which were taken during pre-production in 1986, which shows some of the costume and character’s evolution throughout the filming process.
Keep it here on GEEK for all your Hellraiser updates and news, like the release date of the aforementioned Hellraiser: Judgment, and let us know whether or not you’re excited (or at least slightly intrigued) by the new movie, even though there is no direct involvement from creator Clive Barker or Doug Bradley.
Images: KinoVolna, Simon Bamford, Seraphim Comics