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Followed by 

Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) (Video)
Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002) (Video)
Hellraiser: Deader (2005) (Video)
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) (Video)
Hellraiser: Judgment (2017) (Video)

Remade as 

Edited into 

Clive Barker: The Art of Horror (1992) (Video)
Clips are shown and the series and characters are discussed
Hellraiser: Resurrection (2000) (Video)
many scenes shown


Hellraiser (1991) (Video Game)
Licensed videogame.


The Whip and the Body (1963)
In both films, a sadistic young man engages in a sadomasochist relationship with his brother's wife. When the man gets killed by supernatural entities he returns from the grave and forces his brother's wife to kill for him.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
55 Ludovico Place is a reference to the Ludovico treatment in A Clockwork Orange
The Shining (1980)

Referenced in 

Nekromantik (1987)
In "Hellraiser" there are some romantic scenes between a woman and a resurrected male corpse.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
Nightmare Asylum (1992) (Video)
A Pinhead figure can be seen in the wax museum
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Max has a skateboard with Pinhead on it in his room
The Silence of the Hams (1994)
Mentioned by name on the phone by Insp. Putrid
Serial Mom (1994)
A picture is shown in Chip's room.
Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994) (Video)
Veronica's dog is named Hellraiser.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) (TV Episode)
Pinhead is in Moe's band of gouls.
Otaku (1994)
An image of Pinhead was shown.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
Rita Repulsa: "You egg-sucking purple pinhead!"
Naked Horror (1995) (Short)
Picture of Pinhead seen
Shivers (1995) (Video Game)
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
Tesis (1996)
Poster on wall
Scream (1996)
Unter die Haut (1997) (TV Movie)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "I'm making 'Hellraiser.'"
Event Horizon (1997)
Graphic scenes of sado-masochistic torture; the three-ringed design of the gravity drive which gives access to a hell-like dimension is an homage to the puzzle box from this movie.
Cube (1997)
Under Wraps (1997) (TV Movie)
Bruce says he saw 2 Pinheads in the bathroom
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (1997) (Video)
Jennifer Saunders talks about watching "Hellraiser".
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
"Oh no, not the Hellraiser box."
Dark City (1998)
Shrieker (1998)
the puzzle box is seen
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'Freddy Kruger: Hellraiser'"
Tainted (1998)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
At the beginning of the movie there is a decoation of Butterball who is one of the Cenobite monsters in the Hellraiser movie, which was created by Dimension Studios that also produced this movie.
Bride of Chucky (1998)
When John Ritter's character is killed by Chucky and Tiffany firing nails into his face, Chucky says that it reminds him of someone
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) (Video)
Puta de oros (2000) (Short)
The main character has a jacket with Pinhead's face on it.
The Bogus Witch Project (2000) (TV Movie)
The American Nightmare (2000)
It is referenced.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Lost in the Labyrinth (2000) (Video)
mentionned a few times
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Paranoid (2000)
one of the characters name is hallraiser
Robbie Williams: Rock DJ (2000) (Video)
Robbie becomes skinless like Frank
All of the Dead (2000) (Short)
At the end of All of the Dead, a character who bears a striking resemblance to Pinhead appears.
Cradle of Fear (2001) (Video)
poster seen
Bones (2001)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Conversations with Dead People (2002) (TV Episode)
Andrew says, "I feel like we're in Hellraiser. I hate Pinhead," to Jonathan.
Subterano (2003)
Jason vs. Sadako (2003) (Short)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Hellraiser 2003 Live DVD (2003) (Video)
Has borrowed the name and a character (Lead Cenobite) from this movie
Jonathan Creek: The Chequered Box (2004) (TV Episode)
Jonathan likens the box Carla is telling him about to the one in Hellraiser
Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy calls Kroenen Pinhead
Salem's Lot (2004) (TV Series)
The Nightmare Ends on Halloween (2004) (Short)
Pinhead is featured in this film
Clive Barker: Raising Hell (2004) (Video)
Film is discussed
Frostbite (2005) (Video)
Casey compares Billy's acupunctured butt to "that guy from Hellraiser".
Cursed (2005)
A cenobite (pinhead) statue can be seen in the nightclub.
Grey's Anatomy: No Man's Land (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Alex
Still Life (2005) (Video Game)
Miller expected Vic's room to of had a Hellraiser decor due to her appearance in clothes and hairstyle.
Robot Chicken: That Hurts Me (2005) (TV Episode)
Pinhead is a guest on Big Brother
Transformations: Looking Back at 'The Fly II' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.18 (2005) (TV Episode)
the film series of which this is the first film is a correct response in "A Bobblehead Category" category
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine. Also, DVD is shown.
Hellraiser: Prophecy (2006) (Short)
Butterball cenobite
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
The Making of 'Event Horizon' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Eugene has a Hellraiser keepsake in his house.
The Damned (2006) (Video)
cover seen
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (Video)
Photograph is shown.
The House That Freddy Built (2006) (Video)
Title referenced.
Torchwood: Everything Changes (2006) (TV Episode)
The janitor says that the alien reminds him of Hellraiser.
Saw III (2006)
The first victim is chained like in the first Hellraiser movie
The Thirst (2006)
"bunch of idiots dressed like 'Hellraiser' "
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006) (TV Episode)
Someone's Halloween joke credit is "Pinhead Adamson", in homage to the villain from this film.
Demons to Others: The Making of 'Hellraiser: Prophecy' (2007) (Short)
Cast and crew interviewed.
Confessions of a Superhero (2007)
Pinhead costume
The Simpsons: Stop or My Dog Will Shoot (2007) (TV Episode)
Pinhead appears on Bart's' fantasy.
Hack! (2007)
Mentioned by Maddy in dialogue.
Psych: 65 Million Years Off (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions Pinhead.
The Devil's Chair (2007)
Nick mentions the movie.
Hellcomposer: An Interview with Composer Christopher Young (2007) (Video)
Christopher Young talks about composing the score for this film.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Pinhead is one of the Imaginationland villains.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Squad (2007) (TV Episode)
Pinhead was listed among the horror figures to get his own franchise.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode III (2007) (TV Episode)
Pinhead is in Imaginationland.
Supernatural: Malleus Maleficarum (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Imaginationland: The Movie (2008) (Video)
Pinhead is in Imaginationland.
Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)
Andreotti's face is full of needles in the first close-up.
The Class (2008)
One of the students wears a Pinhead T-shirt
Capitalism: The Movie (2008)
The pubic's cube demon
The Reinactors (2008)
Hollywood Boulevard character dressed as Pinhead
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Mark Swift alludes to it.
The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
La meute (2010)
Pinhead mentioned during end credits
The Big Box: Deep Throat (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Beyond the Grave (2010)
The faceless returner is a visual reference to the skinless Uncle Frank.
Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer (2010)
When Dragonetti performs the ritual. A DVD is also seen on shelf.
Sleepless Nights: Revisiting the Slumber Party Massacres (2010)
Film advertisement is shown.
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Kings of Leon (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "My Brother Knows Everything" segment
The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Star Odyssey (2011) (TV Episode)
Snob compares the villain in this film to Pinhead
Face Off: Bad to the Bone (2011) (TV Episode)
Pinhead mentioned
Face Off: The Dancing Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Alyce Kills (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: The Falcon and the D'Ohman (2011) (TV Episode)
In Wayne's flashback to his training, he is attacked by Pinhead.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
The Nightmare Ends on Halloween II (2011) (Short)
The Office: Spooked (2011) (TV Episode)
In footage from a previous Halloween, Dwight is seen dressed up as Pinhead.
Monitor (2011) (Video)
one patient is seen using a Lament Configuration Puzzle Box
The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
One of the monsters is named Fornicus The Lord of Bondage & Pain, who holds a spherical puzzle "box", along with at least two others. These parody Cenobites from the Hellraiser mythos.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Hodag of Horror (2012) (TV Episode)
The Lemarchand's Box is parodied.
Found (2012)
Marty asks Steve if he can watch it
Depression: The Movie (2012)
A flashback references Hellraiser
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
DVD is shown.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Gary Tunnicliffe Takes a Bite Out of Scott Ian (2012) (TV Episode)
There are numerous references made to Pinhead and Doug Bradley, including the reversible bust of Chatterer and Pinhead and the Lament Configuration from the original film.
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) (Video)
Doug Bradley's "pinheads" comment
Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
In one scene Pyramid Head is chained up like Frank was in Hellraiser
Scream Park (2012)
The Puzzle Box can be seen on Mr. Hyde's desk.
Face Off: Live Reunion (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Evil Dead (2013)
The girl shooting nails into her head, like Pinhead
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Utopia (2013)
Inspired by
Let It Out! (2013) (Short)
A Pinhead miniature bust is on display.
Ida, Be Thy Name: The Frightful Females of Fear (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Holliston: Rock the Cradle (2013) (TV Episode)
Joe quotes a line from the film while playing their movie trivia drinking game at Casey's Crossing.
Holliston: Kevin's Wedding (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam uses the term "Cenobite Skin Folds" to describe Corri's vagina lips.
JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Picture of Pinhead is seen.
Community: Introduction to Teaching (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Shirley
Supernatural: Road Trip (2014) (TV Episode)
Sam is called Pinhead
Stage Fright (2014)
The makeup girl makes up a styrofoam head to look like Pinhead.
Nostalgia Critic: Maximum Overdrive (2014) (TV Episode)
Troperaiser looks like Pinhead
Outside Xbox: NBA 2K15: Face Scan vs. Outside Xbox (2014) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned along with the character Pinhead.
Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Cutting Compromise: Editing Nightbreed (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Making Monsters: Makeup Effects of Nightbreed (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Cypress Creek (2014)
One of the creatures is akin to one of the other demonic creatures in this film franchise.
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Photograph is shown.
The Candyman Legacy with Tony Todd (2015) (Video)
mentioned once
Face Off: Dressed to Kill (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Reading the Book of the Senseless (2015) (Short)
While it's not a direct quotation, passage in the Book of the Senseless (Page 1) which reads "Orphaned by nature, sanctured by pain, sacrificed by human" is an allusion to this movie.
GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) (Video)
Antagonist uses a VHS tape of this movie to morph into Pinhead.
Baskin (2015)
charismatic gatekeeper to Hell, played by a physically distinctive man
Longbox of the Damned: Puppet Master #1-3: The Offering (2015) (TV Episode)
"After finding one of their own crushed to death by Pinhead...no, not that one."
Scream Queens: Seven Minutes in Hell (2015) (TV Episode)
One of the victims is shot to death in the head with a nail gun, which makes them look like Pinhead.
Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser (2015) (Video)
Documentary about the feature film
Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score (2015) (Video)
Documentary about the feature film
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Crow (2015) (TV Episode)
"It all leads up to a battle that looks like something out of Hellraiser."
Terrordrome: Rise of the Boogeymen (2015) (Video Game)
Pinhead appears in the game
Ash vs Evil Dead: Books from Beyond (2015) (TV Episode)
Demon summoned closely resembles Chatter.
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Atoz emerges from a mysterious box.
Face Off: The Gauntlet II (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Last Man on Earth: Fish in the Dish (2016) (TV Episode)
Gail exclaimed "Good Lord, Hellraiser, what is that?", when she saw Carol's face covered on acupuncture needles, like Pinhead's Hellraiser character.
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Ashens: Garbage Pail Kids Mystery Bag (2016) (TV Episode)
Pinhead action figure is seen on the "Shelf of Interesting Items".
Honest Game Trailers: No Man's Sky (2016) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Pinhead avatar
Vedro: This Friday Night (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the main sources of inspiration for "The Wave He Gave" segment, particularly evidenced by sequences in which artifact is sold.
Zarazhenie 2 (2016) (Video)
referenced as film with many bad sequels
Carmilla: Relative Positions (2016) (TV Episode)
Laura mentions the Cenobites.
Longbox of the Damned: Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Vol. 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Moarte reviews a Hellraiser comic
Proklyataya (2016)
Opening the myserious box provokes a dimensional travel.
Chattering with Nicholas Vince (2016) (Video)
Title is referenced
Justice League Dark (2017) (Video)
"I will tear your soul apart." Even down to similar intonation.
The Cinema Snob: Conquest (2017) (TV Episode)
"He turns into Pinhead's idiot cousin, Cucumberhead."
NCIS: New Orleans: NOLA Confidential (2017) (TV Episode)
Sebastian tells that acupuncture makes him think of Hellraiser with that guy having all those needles in his face
Hellbox: A Caixa Do Inferno (2018) (Short)
Tribute to this movie

Featured in 

Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
features footage from this
Basic Instinct (1992)
The film is playing on Nick's television when he wakes up on the couch.
100 Years of Horror: Demons (1996) (TV Episode)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Super Secret Movie Rules: Slashers (2004) (TV Episode)
The episode feutures clips from Hellraiser
Mr. Cotton, I Presume? (2009) (Video)
Actress from Hell (2009) (Video)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Hellraiser (2009) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Troll Trilogy (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie was shown in the opening.
Shameful Sequels: Hellraiser III (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike talks about the original
It Was Alright in the 70s: Fear in the 80s (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip from "Chegwin Checks It Out" of costumes being made for this film is shown and commented on by the celebrity guests.
Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.

Spoofed in 

Transylvania Twist (1989)
Pinhead has a little cameo
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Bugi Fiction (2003) (Video)
The character of Needlehead is a spoof of Pinhead from Hellraiser.
Chasing Jason (2004) (Short)
Stars Pinhead
Skankobite (2005) (Short)
A trailer-trash interpretation of the Hellraiser mythos
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Everything Breaks/The Show That Dare Not Speak Its Name (2006) (TV Episode)
Pinface is a parody of the main character
Family Guy: Meet the Quagmires (2007) (TV Episode)
We see a sketch involving Hellraiser playing a prank on his wife.
Robot Chicken: Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (2007) (TV Episode)
Pinhead wants a new look
Robot Chicken: Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba (2008) (TV Episode)
Pinhead and the Cenobites join Girls Gone Wild
Stan Helsing (2009)
parody character Needlehead
The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Halloween (2012) (TV Episode)
The scene with The Outrider hanging skinless by hooks on chains and completing a rubix cube, while Toaster Face tells the members of the Brimmstone Assembly, "Submit to your desire. I offer you ultimate pleasure..." spoofs Hellraiser (1987).
Eminem: Rap God (2013) (Video)
Eminem's animated face becomes split into squares, much like Pinhead in the film.
Epic Ink: Friday the Thirteenth (2014) (TV Episode)
A doll's head with nails coming out of its head is shown

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