Hulu hasn’t been holding back when it comes to the horror genre, despite being now owned by the normally family-friendly Walt Disney Company after purchasing 20th Century Fox and all of its properties. Just this year, Hulu debuted the eagerly awaited Predator prequel Prey (2022), which has since received a tonne of love from both audiences and reviewers and became the premiere of an original film that has garnered the most attention on Hulu. Since the first movie in the series was out in 1987, Prey has almost generally been famous as its greatest instalment.
This October, Hulu will also bring back another popular franchise famed for its tolerance of suffering. When Clive Barker’s twisted horror novel Hellraiser (1987) was published, it immediately became a cult favourite, elevating Pinhead and his band of Cenobites to the status of iconic horror movie killers.
But unlike the Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street series, Hellraiser is not a fun slasher movie. It takes a sad, unsettling, deliberate look at the risks associated with enjoying suffering; ludicrous, cartoonish kills are with some superbly, practical body horror. The first movie had a respectable level of success, quadrupling its million-dollar budget and rising to popularity among fans of the genre. Ultimately, the movie became a hugely successful franchise that has nine sequels, three of which were out in theatres.
With a new movie, Hellraiser, Hulu is here to bring the Cenobites back to the big screen (2022). A new Hellraiser feature film with a greater budget was in development limbo, so to speak, for a very long time. Filmmakers have attached to direct the movie as far back as 2007. The impending remake has been in mystery despite being only around a month away, but that doesn’t mean all the pieces have been here. So join us as we list everything we currently know about Hulu’s Hellraiser as we try to solve this Lament Configuration.
Hellraiser Release date
With the much-awaited horror reboot making its official debut on October 7 only on Hulu, the new edition of the Hellraiser will be screaming its way onto the streaming service just in time for Halloween.
The cast of Hellraiser
Pinhead will be this time by Sense8 star Jamie Clayton, marking the first time a woman has worn the iconic pins. Clive Barker, who created Pinhead, detests the name and prefers the title of Hell Priest. This is undoubtedly the biggest information we currently have on the new Hellraiser. It has was happening before that Pinhead’s role. Doug Bradley, who played Pinhead in all but the most recent two Hellraiser movies, is unquestionably the first and most well-known Pinhead actor. Hellraiser: Revelations (2011) starred Paul T. Taylor (Super) as Hellraiser and Stephen Smith Collins (Criminal Minds) as Pinhead.
We don’t yet know the identities of the other human victims or, possibly, Pinhead’s fellow Cenobites, but we do know the rest of the group. They include Predrag Bjelac (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049), Adam Faison (13 Reasons Why), Odessa A’zion (Supercool), Selena Lo (Boss Level), Aofie Hinds (Normal People), and Goran Visnjic (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) (Into the Dark). Hopefully, we’ll at least get to see a few Hellraiser cast members make brief appearances along with the new cast.
Several directors have been in to the storied franchise since rumours of a new Hellraiser movie first surfaced in 2007. Some examples include Martyrs director Pascal Laugier and the directing duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, well-known for their 2017 film Leatherface. Years later, David Bruckner became the director of choice for the project. He has a strong track record in the horror genre, having made successful films like V/H/S (2012), The Ritual (2017), and The Night House (2020). Along with a narrative by David S. Goyer, Bruckner will also reunite with screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, whom he previously collaborated with on The Night House (The Dark Knight).
The plot of Hellraiser
Whether this will follow the established Hellraiser chronology of the first ten movies or break new ground is still up for debate, although the idea of a “requel” isn’t unheard of in the horror genre. The major franchises Halloween, Candyman, and even Terminator (yes, it counts as horror) maintained the original movie canonical while eliminating most, if not all, of the other sequels.
The official plot summary for the movie is as follows: In this reimagining of Clive Barker’s seminal Hellraiser franchise, a young woman must confront the sadistic, supernatural forces behind a mysterious puzzle box responsible for her brother’s disappearance.
The idea that this could be a clean slate is entirely possible because the film’s cast list currently consists of actors who are entirely new to the franchise. Still, we’ll probably have to wait until the movie’s release to find out if this new film will fit into the existing timeline or start a completely new one.
Yes, but you’re out of luck if you’re seeking any plot specifics.
The fifteen-second teaser video truly embodies the name “teaser”. It only displays a blood-red-lit Pinhead menacingly standing in the background as the title,. So, a release date, and the Hulu logo roll across the screen. A quick and straightforward method to inform fans that Hellraiser is returning, yet the Pinhead reveal is noteworthy. Well, since the hell priest in this picture will alter drastically from the character’s original iteration; more on that major shift in a bit.
Where will Hellraiser 2022 be broadcast?
On October 7, 2022, Disney Platform Distribution will stream Hellraiser exclusively on Hulu. So, as an original movie in the United States.
Hellraiser: Cenobite or not?
The Hellbound Heart, The Scarlet Gospels, and nine Hellraiser films all include extraterrestrial creatures. Well, known as Cenobites, who live in an extraterrestrial realm. They are also in passing by the character Immacolata, who refers to them as “The Surgeons” in the book Weaveworld.
Why does the Hellraiser box get opened?
The Lament Configuration’s goal in each Hellraiser movie is to unlock the door. It is between the world of the living and Hell. Every time someone figures out the puzzle, this gate is unlocked. But the person who opens it must be receptive to the sadistic “pleasures” it has in store.
What concerning Hellraiser?
Parents should be aware of how graphically violent Hellraiser is. Both humans and animals (rats) are killed and mutilated. So, dying a gory death at the hands of a knife, a hammer, or hooks. Images from nightmares include a guy without skin who cannibalises others to renew and demons known as cenobites. Also, who resemble cyborgs.