Hulu just successfully revitalized the Predator franchise with Preyand next, the streamer will attempt to pull off a similar reimagining of Clive Barker’s 1987 cult horror film hellraiser, before this Halloween.
Unlike the original hellraiser villain Pinhead, the first teaser for the new film has no such sights to show you. There’s a gritty, blood-tinged look to the new Hell Priest, better known as Pinhead. There’s a title treatment, an R rating, and a release date. That’s it. But for fans of the Hellraiser franchise who enjoyed the first film, tolerated the second, and endured eight more sequels, there’s a thrill at the prospect of a new take on Barker’s story about sadomasochistic beings of a other dimension, known as Cenobites, inflicting torment on the involuntary.
New hellraiser is directed by David Bruckner, who previously directed The night house, Mermaidand The ritual. His frequent collaborators Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the screenplay, with a story by David S. Goyer. Pinhead will be played by actor Jamie Clayton (Sense8, The L word: Generation Q). She succeeds Doug Bradley, who played the iconic role in eight Hellraiser films, and Stephan Smith Collins and Paul T. Taylor, who starred as Pinhead in Hellraiser: Revelations and Hellraiser: Judgment.
hellraiser will focus on a young woman, played by Odessa A’zion, who struggles with addiction. According to 20th Century Studios’ plot description, she comes into possession of the series’ signature puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites.
the original hellraiser was based on Barker’s short story the infernal heart, and was made by the author himself. Barker’s original story and film adaptation focus on Frank Cotton, a sadomasochist who escapes from the Cenobites’ hellish realm and tasks his former lover with restoring Frank’s shredded body, using the flesh and blood of victims. of murder. When Frank’s niece Kirsty accidentally summons Pinhead and her friends to Earth, the Cenobite leader is informed of her uncle’s escape and arranges with her to retrieve his captive prisoner.
New hellraiser the reboot will arrive as a Hulu exclusive on October 7.