‘Hellraiser’ Reboot Rated R For “Bloody Horror Violence, Gore”

by Thomas Tuna

Now, this is how you raise hell.

The upcoming reboot of Clive Barker’s 1987 classic Hellraiser will, predictably, be a bloody affair. The film–slated for a debut on Hulu sometime later this year–has been rated R for “strong bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual context and brief graphic nudity.”

The Spyglass Media Group remake–directed by David Bruckner from a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (from a story by David S. Goyer)–stars Jamie Clayton in the Pinhead role made famous by Doug Bradley, along with Odessa A’zion, Brandon Flynn, Goran Visnjic, Drew Starkey, Adam Falson, Aolfe Hinds and Hiam Abbass.

Barker, who serves as a producer on the film, said the remake “pays homage to what the first film created, but then takes it to places it’s never been before. David and his team are steeped in the story’s mythology, but what excites me is their desire to honor the original.”

For his part, Bruckner said it was “an honor to have Clive on board to help support and shepherd us through the incredible universe he created so long ago.”

The original Hellraiser–written and directed by Barker (and based on his 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart)–deals with a mystical puzzle box which summons the Cenobites, sadomasochistic beings–led by Pinhead–who don’t know the difference between pleasure and pain.

Despite lukewarm reviews, the film was a box office sensation, earning $14.6 million on a budget of just $1 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this Hellraiser reboot on Hulu.


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