Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
1987 brought a new contender for the horror heavyweight title. Clive Barker had written the novel, “The Hellbound Heart” which was adapted into the feature film “Hellraiser”. The film brought a new horror icon to the silver screen, Pinhead. The film brought a more raw, brutality with it. This wasn’t just a slasher flick like Freddy or Jason, the cenobites latched their chains to their victims and dug deep into the flesh, ripping it apart. This is definitely not for the faint of heart. These Hellbound creatures are out for blood and they don’t care whose it is. Doug Bradley stepped into the iconic role of Pinhead 8 times before some disastrous low budget films recast him in the outings I hadn’t bothered to watch. They looked terrible.
However, Hulu has tried to rid the tarnish of these mistakes with the new movie “Hellraiser”. I’d say it was more of a reboot than a remake. The storyline doesn’t resemble the first movie to call it an actual remake. And there isn’t a reference to any previous events to call it a continuation. The best I do is call it a reboot, reintroducing the character of Pinhead with a much better choice in Jamie Clayton, who you may have previously seen in the Netflix series “Sense8”. She takes the role and embodies it and has even received praise for it from Doug Bradley himself. In a world where there is so much hate and distain for remakes, especially from the original stars, when the original defends and praises the new keeper of the role, take a step up and listen.
Ooooh I remember when this came out. It was new, and different, in a time when so many of the horror movies were either slashers, or erring on the super cheesy side. As Dave said, the victims here were literally tortured by Pinhead and his team of cenobites, but perhaps the most interesting part was that the victims, for the most part, had a hand in choosing their fate. They were looking for an adventure to the darkside, and well, they got a lot more than they bargained for. Obviously they had to throw in some innocent blood for good measure, but it definitely had a different feel in a genre that had become quite saturated.
I watched the first 2, I think I may have watched the third but I don't really remember it. I will say the remake is on my watch list - to be watched - at some point ...... just not sure when!
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