Hellraiser: Judgment director Gary J. Tunnicliffe feels the success of Scream led to Pinhead’s downfall. The original Hellraiser was the film debut of horror author Clive Barker and is a story filled with intense gore, kinky sex, and all manner of gruesome imaginary. While Pinhead soon became a horror icon after Hellraiser’s release, he’s only in the original for ten minutes, where he was originally credited as “Lead Cenobite.”

When the series moved to Dimension for Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth, there was an attempt to make the franchise more commercial, and turn Pinhead into a Freddy Krueger-style character. The fourth movie Bloodlines remains the franchise’s last theatrical outing to date, and the series has gone ...

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