Hellraiser: Revelations Trailer

In a cinematic landscape where the only horror films currently being greenlit by studios are remakes, you’d think that a brand new Hellraiser sequel would be a sight for sore eyes. And indeed, it probably would have been, if original writer/director Clive Barker had been involved in any way. Unfortunately, this is now the ninth film in the series and it was directed by Victor Garcia (Mirrors 2, Return to House on Haunted Hill) and written by Gary J. Tunnicliffe (Megalodon, Guardian). It looks like direct-to-video fare all the way, and to make matters worse, it’s the first Hellraiser movie that doesn’t star Doug Bradley as Pinhead.

Word on the street is that The Weinstein Company threw this thing together just so they could retain the rights to the franchise. Clive Barker himself is none too pleased by the project; he recently tweeted, “I want to put on record that the flic out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKIN’ CHILD OF MINE!” and “If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker,it’s a lie. It’s not even from my butt-hole.” His name is used in the trailer and apparently the story is loosely based on Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart… that’s gotta hurt. But hey, it’s refreshing to see them update Hellraiser by adding a found footage angle, right? Uh, yeah. Hellraiser: Revelations hits DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 18th; check out the trailer after the jump.

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  • MikeH

    WOW, this looks like a huge pile of horse shit!

  • swarez

    Yub, horse shit is basically what I would use as well.

  • Dan Squires

    This looks like grade A steamy turd on a stick.

  • i read that on twitter as “Hellboy: Revelations” and thought “a third one without any warning?! sweet!” imagine my extreme disappointment.

  • fatbologna

    Goddammit, they originally went through two other teams on this project that would have potentially been awesome, the guys who did “Inside” and the guy who did “Martyrs”. Both attempts were shot down for being too extreme! Apparently Clive Barker was pretty happy with the Inside directors’ efforts too.

    I guess this seems a lot better than anything those dudes could’ve come up with though, right?

  • fatbologna

    By the way, why does Pinhead look like a fat baby that fell into Mommy’s sewing supplies?

  • Really? This is the one Barker has a problem with? Has he even seen the last 3? One of them was about Pinhead on the fuckin’ web…. I mean.. really.

    Actually, the very first one was barely serviceable as a movie in general but has become a horror classic for some reason or another. The second was slightly better but still sucked.

    Other than that, they’ve all been terrible, and that’s why I’ve loved them. Non-stop silliness with a slightly interesting premise (puzzle-box gateway to hell). Great fun. I’ll watch this one eventually I’m sure, but I doubt I would ever come close to calling any of these movies ‘good’.

  • Oskars

    New kind of shit…

  • Jonny Ashley

    cinnabites, mmmmmm

  • ryan

    Awesome I can’t wait for this movie,I love all the Hellraisers and have been waiting for a new one for years. Keep making many more because it’s always good to see Pinhead return.