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How does one start a piece about their favorite horror movie of all time? I’ve been wracking my brain trying to come up with the words that will evoke the visions of hellish trumpets and demonic halos that dance in my head whenever I think about Clive Barker’s feature film directorial debut masterpiece, Hellraiser. But I’m not great with the imagery, so I suppose I’ll just give you my personal evolution with the flick. Released theatrically in 1987, I was about three or four years old by the time this movie hit the horror racks at my local video store. I’d like to say my parents had the good sense not to let me see this kind of thing when I was that young, but one of my earliest horror movie memories is of Doug Bradley, the picture of horrific elegance, piecing together the chunks of »
- Bryan Christopher
Hello, boils and ghouls! It’s that time of year again up here in Calgary. The blood drips from the trees and you can smell the murder in the air. That’s right, it’s time for the 7th Annual Calgary Horror Con! The first and largest horror convention in Canada, this year promises to top them all with fantastic guests, panels, meet-and-greets, and over 100 vendors to spend your hard-earned Loonies and Toonies on!
The festivities start off this Friday, June 9th 2017 with a VIP Party at Dickens Pub, the hallowed guests arriving via hearse to kick the weekend off the proper way. Live music and entertainment will be provided by Strvngers and other local denizens of the night.
On Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th from 11:00am to 7:00pm, the Clarion Hotel will be buzzing with over 60 short films plus the feature length films Sinister Circle »
- Scott Drebit
It’s been twelve years since Pinhead-originating actor Doug Bradley has worn the costume and makeup he made so cinematically famous (initially in Clive Barker’s groundbreaking 1987 film Hellraiser and later in no less than six sequels). That is set to change,… Continue Reading →
The post Exclusive: Director and FX Artist Gary J. Tunnicliffe Weighs in on The Pinhead Experience appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Sean Decker
British horror thrives on a juxtaposition of the proper and the sinister. Blame it on the accents: Americans can’t help but be drawn in by the way our friends across the pond speak, and by the time certain villains reveal their true aims it’s too late to turn back. As you contemplate the implications of Brexit, look back on horror of a different kind.
20.) “Hellraiser” (1987)
Before becoming one of the most bizarre franchises of all time, “Hellraiser” was a relatively modest cult sensation. Written and directed by horror icon Clive Barker, and based off of his novella “The Hellbound Heart,” this bold vision mixed S&M darkness with some of the grossest visuals of ’80s cinema. The series soon became known for Doug Bradley’s iconic portrayal of lead Cenobite Pinhead, but this first chapter is engrossing gross-out tale with genuine emotion.
19.) “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)
- Michael Nordine and William Earl
Update: We have been informed that while Doug Bradley's Pinhead Experience did start the makeup process with Tom Savini's school, they were later taken off the project. Savini has little to do with the project now and serves as a consultant at this point. Tolin FX in Pittsburgh and their artist Kyle Roberts have been solely responsible for the new sculpt and makeup. Tom was introduced to the team at Tolin FX, where everyone is getting along famously. While Tom had been given credit for coordinating this project, it has been All Doug.
Original Story: Horror icon Doug Bradley and special effects legend Tom Savini have teamed up to bring Hellraiser legend Pinhead back to "life" for a special event in Arizona. The union was announced early this year, but now pictures of Bradley are starting to get posted on social media and excitement is building because number one, »
In today's Horror Highlights, we have the trailer for Camera Obscura, screening details on Shudder's screening of Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl at Nitehawk Cinema, acquisition details on Wtf!, Remedial Horror's (the website of Daily Dead contributor Bryan Christopher) fundraiser for Dcadv, and Indiegogo information for Powerbomb.
Watch the Camera Obscura Trailer: "Camera Obscura stars Christopher Denham (“Billions,” “Argo”), Nadja Bobyleva (“Bridge of Spies”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (Siren, “Beyond the Gates”) and Noah Segan (“The Mind’s Eye,” “Tales of Halloween”) and is the theatrical directing debut of Aaron B. Koontz.
Chiller Films will be releasing Camera Obscura in Theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13th."
The trailer for Camera Obscura debuted on Collider, and you can watch it below (via New Trailer Buzz):
Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl Screening at Nitehawk Cinema, Presented by Shudder: »
- Derek Anderson
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 →
The post Composite Effects Working with Clive Barker on Exclusive Pinhead the Hell Priest Mask! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- 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
14 items from 2017
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