Despite being owned by the generally family-friendly Walt Disney Company after purchasing 20th Century Fox and all of its assets, Hulu has not been holding back when it comes to horror. This year, Hulu premiered the highly anticipated Predator prequel Prey (2022), which has received widespread acclaim from fans and reviewers alike, as well as becoming Hulu’s most-watched original film premiere ever. Prey has been widely regarded as the best picture in the long-running series since the original 1987 film, and Hulu will be reviving another beloved property known for its penchant for pain and misery this October.
Hellraiser (1987), the sadistic creation of famed author Clive Barker, became an immediate horror cult classic upon its release, elevating Pinhead and his gang of Cenobites into the pantheon of horror movie killers. However, Hellraiser is not an exciting slasher film in the same way that Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street is. It’s a dark, frightening, systematic look at the perils of pain-derived pleasure, with funny and cartoonish killings substituted by some brilliantly crafted practical body horror. The first picture was a moderate success, quadrupling its million-dollar budget and becoming a fan favorite among genre enthusiasts. Eventually, the picture produced a long-running franchise with nine sequels, three of which were theatrical and the other six were straight to video.
With a new picture simply titled Hellraiser, Hulu is ready to bring the Cenobites back to the screen (2022). A new higher-budget Hellraiser feature film has been in development hell, so to speak, for an unusually long time, with filmmakers associated with the project dating back to 2007. Despite being only a month away, details and even video have been kept under wraps, but that doesn’t mean the impending relaunch is a complete conundrum. Thus come along with us as we try to solve this Lament Configuration by listing everything we know so far about Hulu’s Hellraiser.
Is There a Hellraiser Trailer?
Yes, but if you’re seeking specific tale specifics, you’re out of luck.
In every sense, the fifteen-second video is a teaser. The only thing it shows is Pinhead standing menacingly in the background, illuminated in blood-red light, as the title rolls across the screen, followed by the release date and the Hulu logo.
When will Hellraiser be released?
The new Hellraiser will scream its way onto Hulu just in time for Halloween, with the highly anticipated horror revival launching exclusively on Hulu on October 7th.
Is the New Hellraiser a Remake or a Sequel?
The judgment is still out on whether this will follow the established Hellraiser chronology of the previous 10 films or start from scratch, although the concept of a “requel” isn’t unheard of in the horror genre. Halloween, Candyman, and even Terminator (yes, it counts as horror) are just a few of the huge franchises that have maintained the initial picture canon while eliminating most, if not all, sequels.
Because the film’s cast now comprises performers who are new to the series, the thought that this may be a blank slate is entirely plausible, but we’ll have to wait until the film’s release to find out if this new picture will fit into the current timeline or begin a whole new one.
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Who is the cast of Hellraiser?
Arguably the most important piece of information we have on the new Hellraiser is who will play Pinhead (a name that creator Clive Barker despises, preferring the title Hell Priest), and the horror icon will be played this time by Sense8 star Jamie Clayton, marking the first time that a woman has donned the iconic pins. This isn’t the first time Pinhead’s part has been recast. Doug Bradley, the original and most recognized Pinhead actor, performed the character in practically every Hellraiser film except the most recent two. Pinhead was played by Stephen Smith Collins (Criminal Minds) in Hellraiser: Revelations (2011), and Paul T. Taylor (Super) in Hellraiser: Judgment (2018).
The remaining human victims (as well as possibly Pinhead’s fellow Cenobites) have yet to be disclosed, but we do know who will appear in the film. Goran Visnjic (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Drew Starkey (Love, Simon), Odessa A’zion (Supercool), Selena Lo (Boss Level), Aofie Hinds (Normal People), Predrag Bjelac (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), and Adam Faison are among those who have appeared (Into the Dark). In addition to the new cast, we’re hoping to see some Hellraiser alumni make cameo appearances.
Hellraiser (2022) Release Date: Who Will Appear in This Horror Film?
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Who Created Hellraiser?
Since rumors of a new Hellraiser film first surfaced in 2007, various filmmakers have been linked to the project. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the filmmaking duo behind Leatherface (2017), and Martyrs director Pascal Laugier are among the names. Years later, David Bruckner is chosen to lead the film; a director with plenty of expertise in the horror genre with hits like V/H/S (2012), The Ritual (2017), and The Night House (2020). Bruckner will also reunite with screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, with whom he collaborated on The Night House, as well as a narrative by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight).
Clive Barker will also be associated with his own franchise as a producer for the film. Cinematographer Eli Born (Super Dark Times), production designer Kathrin Eder (The Night House), and costume designer Momrika Bailovik round out the cast (Mayhem). Ben Lovett (The Night House) will compose the film’s score, succeeding Christopher Young and his iconic work on the original film.
Is there any other Hellraiser project in the works?
The Hellraiser franchise is dealing with a one-of-a-kind rights dilemma, as a wholly different television series is currently in development for HBO Max. The series will be created by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, who rose to prominence in the horror industry after successfully rebooting the Halloween franchise. Clive Barker will also serve as executive producer for the project.
No sequel to Hulu’s Hellraiser film has been confirmed as of yet, but one could be on the way if the picture does well enough on the streaming service.
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When will Hellraiser be available on Hulu?
7th of October
Starting October 7, you may watch “Hellraiser” on Hulu. Because the film is a Hulu original, it will not be available on any other streaming services.
Is Hellraiser available on any streaming services?
The original Hellraiser is available for free on Tubi and Pluto TV, as well as for rent on Amazon Prime Video.
Who will fill the role of the New Hellraiser?
The new adaptation of “Hellraiser,” which is currently available on Hulu, is a full-fledged celebration of LGBTQ+ talent. Pinhead is played by trans actress Jamie Clayton, who imbues the character with a darkly alluring charm. And then there’s that voice.