Friday, September 24, 2010

Let's Put The Final Nail (Pin) In The Coffin

I was very disappointed to see that the role of Pinhead has been recast for the upcomming Hellraiser: Revelations.  I think at this point it is time to end a franchise that has drug on way past the point it should have been put out to pasture.  As with the role of Freddy Kruger and Robert Englund, the role of Pinhead/Elliot Spencer is forever linked with Doug Bradley.  At this late date, with so many films with Bradley in the lead role, why further kill the series, which by now bares little resemblence to the original Hellbound Heart novella, by doing a recast which will no doubt cost the series what followers it has left?

There had been a rumor floating around that Hellraiser was slotted to be remade.  I was doubltful of how well it would go, especially when you consider the fact that the first film was scripted and directed by Barker himself.  However now if the role of the series' most iconic character is to be given to a new actor I think it will be the only way to save and reboot the franchise.

I am also feeling around for any scraps of info about Barker's yet unpublished novel The Scarlet Gospels.  The novel is supposed to be a major piece in the Clive Barker universe, as it will explain the true origins of "Pinhead" and the Order of the Gash as they appear in the original novella, and they will be opposed by Barker's supernatural detective Harry D'amour of The Last Illusion/Lord Of Illusions and Everville fame.  Last word from Barker was that he was looking for a publisher.


You're Clive Barker, you have a Hellraiser novel, and you can't find a publisher?

Sounds like a little BS from CB to ME.

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