Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Tekkaman Blade, Apr 27, 2020.
Hellraiser Author Clive Barker Reclaims U.S. Franchise Rights in 2021
...If its based off the comic series that Barker did then cool.
The Hellraiser premise has great potential as an anthology series. You could get at least a couple season's worth of stories out of various people encountering and messing with the cube. And whatever they do with it almost has to be better than the last few movies, guaranteed.
Man, try the last several. I think the last *DECENT* one was maybe Hellseeker, when they brought Kirsty back. But even then, she was only in that movie briefly.
For having such an incredible concept and look, Hellraiser has only had a small handful of good entries (H1-3 IMO).
Even 3 is debatable.
Totally. But I do like that we get to meet Elliot Spencer & there’s still enough good about it, that I like it. It does feel much more like a slasher movie than the first 2 though.
‘Hellraiser’: Jamie Clayton To Play Pinhead As Spyglass-Hulu Movie Sets Cast, Clive Barker To Produce
Just saw this the other day. First off, glad to see this is coming from Clive Barker now that the rights have reverted back to him. I wouldn’t have any interest in this project if it were just Dimension films cranking out another one.
Anyway, this seems like a great way to set it apart from the original series, and a nice nod to the book, where the female Cenobite was the lead and Pinhead was her subordinate. Maybe also a nod to the comics, where Kirsty took Pinhead’s place & had the same look.
I suppose next we'll see Jenny Voorhees, Michelle Myers and Francine Krueger.
Dude, we’ve had that as far back as part 1.
Joking aside, I don’t think it’s the same situation with them as with Pinhead. Especially the roles of Michael & Jason, which are defined by them towering over their victims and physically overwhelming them with raw power. Unless you get a female bodybuilder, you’re probably not gonna get that.
Also, those characters were all born on the movie screen, whereas Pinhead was adapted from a book on day 1 & changed radically from his description there. I suspect his origin as Captain Elliott Spencer will have to be thrown out the window entirely though. No female captains in WW1 as far as I know.
Freddy’s probably the only one that could get away with a gender swap considering he already disguises himself as a woman whenever he feels like (at least 5 times off the top of my head). His gimmick doesn’t require him to be huge and hulking either. But uh… for me, Robert Englund really is the only one that can do Freddy right.
Actually Englund was the 2nd choice, they were originally going to use David Warner, but he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
Early makeup tests.
"Hell Priest" is such a bland and uninspired name. I can understand Clive Barker hating the name "Pinhead" for the character, but come on. Anybody could do better than "Hell Priest" if they spent more than 5 seconds to think of a name. Plus, I was not a fan of Barker's later book which revealed the Cenobites come from plain old hell. In a way, Barker's own sequel novel did more to ruin the ideas and piss away the atmosphere of the original than the bad Dimension direct-to-video sequels.
Still, I'll check this out when it eventually becomes available to non-Hulu subscribers.
It’s crazy because I just found out about that yesterday on some YouTube video. Hard to imagine how David would’ve played it, but Robert’s crazy energy is really what brought the character to life.
It's also interesting to think what Englund's career might have been if he hadn't landed the Freddy role. Because whatever talent or ability he might have had, he got typecast to hell once he did the first Nightmare. He joined the Gilligan club. No one would ever be able to see him as anything else for as long as he lived.
It’s true. We’ll never know for sure, but he was only landing minor supporting roles before that. I kinda feel like he might’ve faded away into obscurity if it weren’t for Freddy. It was the right role at the right time. He totally got typecast, but he never once complained about it either.
FWIW, he's got a recurring role in
Stranger Things Season 4
‘Stranger Things 4’ Cast, Revealed – The Hollywood Reporter
He pops up in the weirdest places
Oh yeah he was also in the V mini series.
Yep, that’s where I first saw him! Willy the nice alien in V! He definitely stood out in that show.
Saw him in an episode of Bones being a creepy janitor, that was completely spoofing his penchant for villain roles. Turned out to be a good guy for a change.
Lol I’m sure we’ll get back to talking Hellraiser when there’s more to talk about.
SOOOOOO excited, this is gonna be epic! Clayton is amazing and Hellbound Heart is one of my favorite stories.
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