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Power Through Slavery: HELLRAISER’s “Chatterer” and BDSM Culture

Clive Barker fans swooned when it was announced that the graphic novel HELLRAISER ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME 2 will feature an origin story for the “Chatterer” Cenobite; what’s more, the story is being written by Nicholas Vince, the actor who made that same character iconic in HELLRAISER (1987) and HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II (1988). The intimidating, semi-mute member […]

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The HELLRAISER Rubik’s Cube Puzzle Box Will Tear Your Soul Apart!

Here’s a fun little novelty item that was released by the fine fiends over at Mezco Toys last Spring that I’m only now getting wind of. When it comes to horror franchises, we tend to overdue it when it comes to buying items revolving around that franchise. Outside of the movies themselves, it can be […]

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Sherlock vs. Pinhead and Cthulhu: 10 Unlikely Sherlock Holmes Adversaries

Believe it or not, Jack the Ripper, Frankenstein, and even Clive Barker’s Cenobites have crossed paths with Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s extraordinarily gifted detective appeared in 56 short stories and 4 novels between 1891 and 1914. The advent of film and TV saw Holmes and consummate companion Dr. Watson as popular subjects, propelling […]

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10 Awesome HELLRAISER/ Pinhead Stories that Should Be Made Into Movies

Out of all of the major franchises, HELLRAISER has always been my favorite. Whereas Jason and Michael Myers are fascinating mindless killing machines stalking unwary campers and babysitters, Pinhead and the Cenobites have a lot more going on in my eyes, and the landscape of “hell on earth” has endless possibilities. Years ago, the rather […]


HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II: The Scariest Film of the 1980s (After THE SHINING)

To state it up front: Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING is the scariest film of the 1980s. Other major contenders are Andrzej Żuławski’s POSSESSION, David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME, George Romero’s CREEPSHOW, Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and John Carpenter’s THE THING. But in the following essay, I will reveal the various reasons why Tony Randel’s […]

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5 Totally Twisted HELLRAISER Cenobites that Aren’t Pinhead

Demons to some, angels to others. Clive Barker’s original tale of hell and its tortured denizens from novella THE HELLBOUND HEART and subsequent HELLRASIER movie have gone on to inspire endless more flicks, comics, books, toys, a video game, and more. Yet, even with such a far-reaching mythos, many people know only of Pinhead. Let’s […]