8 items from 2017
It’s no mystery that a new Hellraiser film is on the way entitled Judgement. It’s also no mystery that actor Doug Bradley will not be reprising his iconic role of lead cenobite, Pinhead. In his place will be an actor by the name of Paul T. Taylor. We recently got a new glimpse of Taylor in makeup. Unfortunately, […] »
- Zachary Paul
Before the character became synonymous with actor Doug Bradley, Pinhead was the Hell Priest, and Composite Effects took to Facebook to show off an Extremely limited run mask that they’ve worked with Clive Barker to produce! From the mind of… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Horror Channel presents nine fear-filled premieres in March including the UK TV premiere of Bad Milo!, Jacob Vaughan’s laugh-out-loud comedy horror blending sharp social satire with copious amounts of slimy gore. Broadcast on Fri 31st March at 11.20pm, Bad Milo! stars Ken Marino as normal nice guy Duncan, who discovers that a cute bloodthirsty creature is living in his lower intestines. Every time he gets stressed, it crawls out of his rectum to feed on the flesh of those riling him up. Check out our review here.
Dark laughs also run amok on Fri 3rd March at 10.55pm with the network premiere of Paul Andrew Williams’ blood-drenched hostage thriller The Cottage, starring Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith and Jennifer Ellison. Feuding brothers David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith) abduct a young woman (Jennifer Ellison) and hole up in a remote rural cottage, But their hostage turns the tables and »
- Phil Wheat
“Your soul for a sweet?” If you summon him, don’t take him up on his offer. The Man in the Rabbit Mask short film, an entry in the Storyhive contest, can be viewed in today’s Horror Highlights, which also includes The Room at the Top of the Stairs, Game of Thrones pens, The Field Guide to Evil, and the Famous Monsters Party in San Jose.
The Man in the Rabbit Mask Short Film: “A poem spoken over candlelight by two girls invites an unexpected visitor, offering a gift… for a price. As the allure of the ultimatum invokes their better judgement, the illusion of safety begins to fade in the presence of the masked stranger.
Director: Ariel Hansen
To learn more and to vote for The Man in the Rabbit Mask in the Storyhive competition, visit:
- Derek Anderson
In an announcement guaranteed to pique the interest of sci-fi convention attendees everywhere, Star Wars stalwart Mark Hamill will be lending his voice to an animated film inspired by the life and work of legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Hamill has joined the cast of the upcoming Howard Lovecraft And The Undersea Kingdom, slated for release in late 2017. Other actors attached to the Shout! Factory/Arcana Studios production include Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, Doug Bradley (aka Pinhead from Hellraiser), and Jeffrey Combs. The participation of Combs is especially welcome here, as the actor starred in one of the best-known Lovecraft adaptations, 1985’s gory Re-Animator, and its sequels.
Undersea Kingdom is based on a best-selling graphic novel of the same name by Bruce Brown and Dwight L. MacPherson, who have created a series of adventures that combine elements of Lovecraft’s own life with the supernatural aspects from ...
- Joe Blevins
Mark Hamill, the beloved Star Wars actor, is taking a little time out to voice an animated Lovecraft feature. He, along with Jeffrey Combs (Transformers Prime), Christopher Plumme and Doug Bradley (Hellraiser) have been set for the voice cast in the upcoming animated feature Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom from Shout! Factory and Arcana Studios. Written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O'Reilly, the film is the adaption of Bruce Brown and Dwight L… »
Clive Barker’s feature film directorial debut, Hellraiser is a remarkable cinematic experience for numerous reasons. Released in 1987, Hellraiser forged Barker’s career in the realm of cinema after he enjoyed success in the literary world, pushed the boundaries of the horror genre in ways audiences had never seen before, and also introduced us to Doug Bradley as an exciting new face in horror, firmly establishing his character as an icon whose influence would resonate for decades (and decades) to come.
And, of course, one of the biggest components of Hellraiser’s perversely wonderful success are the special effects brought to life by designer Bob Keen and his insanely ambitious and talented crew. With all that in mind, for this installment of Practical-ly Perfect, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the brilliant special effects of Hellraiser and hear more from Keen about his experiences collaborating with Barker and »
- Heather Wixson
Arrow Video wants fans to experience the pleasures contained within their recent The Scarlet Box limited edition set featuring the first three Hellraiser films in HD as well as a bounty of special features that will keep you busy for hours on end. If you’ve been looking to add Clive Barker’s influential and unforgettable original Hellraiser film—or its first two sequels—to your home media collections, you can’t go wrong with The Scarlet Box.
Some things have to be endured. That’s what makes the pleasure so sweet.
Barker’s Hellraiser, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, pushed the boundaries of cinematic horror in ways audiences had never experienced before. Based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, Barker’s feature film adaptation introduces us to Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman), whose soul is transported to a hellish dimension after acquiring a mysterious puzzle box that summons demonic forces. »
- Heather Wixson
8 items from 2017
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