Hellraiser: Revelations is the ninth film in the Clive Barker franchise. Yes, you read that right. Ninth. Since the 1987 original, which Barker directed, films with subtitles like Inferno, Hellseeker, Deader and Hellworld have all followed leading up to Revelations. This latest installment takes the story of an ancient box that unlocks the sadistic, other-worldly Cenobites and gives it a reality TV twist as a group of friends film what happens when they open the Lament Configuration, only to later have their parents discover the tape. Revelations is also the first Hellraiser to not feature Doug Bradley as Pinhead and that gives a great idea about what to expect when you watch this trailer below. Read More »
When Clive Barker had the extradimensional Pinhead strike terror into the hearts of his victims with the now iconic line “We have such sights to show you,” I doubt a PG-13 rating is what he had in mind. But that appears to the direction that the Weinsteins are headed with their remake of Barker’s classic horror tale, as indicated by a recent report claiming they’re “looking for someone to make the franchise fitted for ‘teens'”.
Moreover, they have evidently found the guy for the job, and a leading gal as well. Learn more after the break. Read More »
Dimension can’t decide what it wants out of a Hellraiser remake. Over the past few years the company has attached at least three filmmakers or teams — Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside); Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Feast and the Saw series); and Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) to write and/or direct new takes on the original.
But all those teams have quit or otherwise moved on, and Dimension continues to dither over how to re-do Clive Barker‘s 1987 film for new audiences. But there’s a sticky rights issue, and you may have recently heard rumblings about a new film over the last week or so. That’s not the remake, but rather a direct to DVD film intended to keep the series at Dimension. Read More »