Dimension Extreme has set a Sept. 22 DVD release date for the ninth sequel in the Hellraiser series, the first to not star British actor Doug Bradley as Cenobite leader Pinhead. Budgeted at a reported $300,000, Hellraiser: Revelations revolves around two friends who unlock the Lament Configuration while partying in Mexico.
Despite the fact that the new Pinhead (Steven Brand) looks like a younger version of Christopher Lloyd’s Uncle Fester with acupuncture on his face, the latest entry piqued my interest when I read that one friend attempts to get Pinhead to take the other friend’s mom in his place. Reviews, however, have been harsh and Hellraiser creator Clive Barker agrees.
Hello, my friends. I want to put on record that the flick out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKIN’ CHILD OF MINE! I have NOTHING to do with the fuckin’ thing. If they claim it’s from the mind of Clive Barker, it’s a lie. It’s not even from my butt-hole.
Hellraiser: Revelations is directed by Victor Garcia from a script by special effects guru Gary J. Tunnicliffe. Garcia’s creds include Mirrors 2 and Return to House on Haunted Hill.
The original Hellraiser film is the only one in the franchise directed by Barker (it was based on his novella “The Hellbound Heart”). The 57-year-old British author regrettably sold the rights to the Hellraiser universe before the first film hit theaters in 1987.