Horror legend Doug Bradley, best known for playing the iconic “Pinhead” cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, has apparently been brainstorming with his partner Steph Sciullo on a new experience for fans at horror conventions; that brainstorming has resulted in “The Pinhead Experience.”
What is this “Pinhead Experience”, you ask? Well read the below post from Doug’s Facebook page and then watch the video clip below it.
When fans and show organizers started to ask about the possibility of a Pinhead photo op with Doug a few years back, we dismissed it as an impossibility. Almost nothing relating to Pinhead existed anymore. No makeup. No costume. Not even a life cast. Besides, shaking hands and “posing” for a picture with Pinhead seemed like a silly idea. From Doug’s perspective, if he’s in make-up and costume, he’s in character. “Hi. How are you?’ doesn’t quite trip off The Prince Of Pain’s tongue, does it?
The more time went on, the more the questions persisted and the more we talked about it. An idea evolved. If Pinhead can’t enter the fans’ world, how can we bring you into his? If we were to do it, we would want it to stand apart from the rest. It would need to be different. We began to talk about something a little more involved than the photo ops that most fans were used to. We wanted to present an experience and not just a photograph, as close to stepping on set with Doug as Pinhead as we could make it.
We finally made the decision to go forward with our ideas, fully knowing it would be a stressful, expensive, time consuming undertaking. It would have to be coordinated and funded solely by us, but even with that prospect, we would not skimp on details. We hired some of our closest and most talented friends to help us bring it all to life. We can only hope that everyone will be happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish together. We’re still working on some of the final details but this is something we will present to fans for the first time at Mad Monster Party, Arizona in May, 2017.
Having had the opportunity to meet Doug on several occasions, I can say that while his appearances do not need a Pinhead “photo op” as he is a likeable and approachable fellow, this is going to be an amazing opportunity for fans and one that I will certainly queue up for.
Well done Doug and Steph, can’t wait to see it in person.
Stay gory my friends.