Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic Hellraiser still holds up
Hellraiser is one of those remakes that has been in development for so long, it’s hard to keep track of what is happening with it, who is on board and what the approach is going to be. About a year ago, Clive Barker himself revealed that he pitched an idea to Dimension Films and was running with the project, penning a remake himself for the company. Not directing, but writing.
In a recent interview with EW, Barker offered an update on Hellraiser. Here’s an excerpt from this article…
It’s the news many of us have been waiting for: A firm release date for “The Scarlet Gospels,” the novel that pits Harry D’Amour of “The Last Illusion” against the Cenobites.
Clive Barker broke the news via his Facebook page that St. Martin’s Press will release the tome on May 19, 2015! That’s the jacket art you see to the right.
Per Barker’s page…
I supposed another title for this article could be “It Came from Instagram!” with an eerie theremin sound effect. So, there’s this talented fella I follow on Instagram named Ed Harrington (find his site here). He’s an illustrator, Star Wars and horror lover. He’s really into archery too, apparently.
Over the last few months, he’s been posting to his “Nothing Happened Today” Instagram account a series of mock Ikea instructions inspired by the likes of Hellraiser, the Friday the 13th series, The Fly and The Human Centipede. He’s thrown Edward Scissorhand into the mix, too.
Sideshow is getting in the Hellraiser business. It seems the premiere the collectibles company has the rights to the property and is aiming to put out a giant Pinhead statue! This beauty you see here is currently on display at Sideshow’s place in the exhibition hall. There is not price or release date yet, but perhaps we’ll hear more details around Halloween? Seriously, this thing is gorgeous.
Shock pals Brad Keene and Brian Collins (over at Badass Digest) alerted me to a story that’s too weird not to share with the rest of you.
It seems there’s a bus stop in England that’s being called “home” by a lone copy of Hellraiser on VHS. That’s a photo – courtesy of Peckham Peculiar – of the VHS which was reportedly first spotted on top of the bus stop in London.
The copy has come and gone…and no one knows its story.
Before television saw a wave of film-to-small screen horror shows like Hannibal, From Dusk Till Dawn and Bates Motel reach the screen, Sonar Entertainment announced its intention – in 2012 – to do Hellraiser: The Series.
There was some promo art that accompanied that announcement, but I happened upon a promo – courtesy of Michael Golob Design – that I don’t believe we’ve seen before.
Horror icons like the Cenobites from Hellraiser, Predator, Alien and Hellboy get the Manga treatment via artist Matsuda Yuusuke’s vision. Naturally, in this state, they’re adorable. And amusing. Yuusuke isn’t the first artist to interpret horror characters this way, of course, but I thought his pieces were certainly worth sharing.