After the film’s well-received debut, Hellraiser behind the scenes video highlights the impressive practicality of the new Pinhead. The second major adaptation of Clive Barker’s The Hellbound Heart, the new horror film revolves around recovering the addict Riley as she encounters the infamous Lament Configuration puzzle box and puts her and her friends in danger by unleashing a terrifying alien threat. Odessa A’zion leads the cast of the new Hellraiser as Riley alongside Jamie Clayton, Brandon Flynn, Goran Višnjić, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Selina Lo and Hiam Abbass.
Aided by David Bruckner on a script of his The Nighthouse collaborators Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, the Hellraiser The reboot has received generally favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, with many calling it the best since Barker’s original adaptation of his 1987 novella. Of the many elements praised by viewers, the practical designs for the Cenobites are something that many fans of the horror movie franchise were concerned, as the reboot comes at a time of CGI abundance across genres. Now the public gets a glimpse of how one of the most iconic Hellraiser characters was brought to life for the film.
Less than a week after it premiered on Hulu, 20th century studios released one Hellraiser BTS video highlighting the practical design of the new Pinhead. Featuring an interview with star Jamie Clayton, the video reveals the four-hour process it took to bring The Priest to life for the recently released reboot and the terrifying end result. Watch the chilling BTS video above:
Hellraiser’s Practical Pinhead Design Boosts Hulu’s Reboot
Since the horror genre has even seen a shift towards CGI rather than practical effects, the decision to Hellraiser reboot with almost exclusively practical effects came as a welcome approach to Hulu’s film, especially in regards to Jamie Clayton’s Pinhead. In the movie known as The Priest, the updated Pinhead design turned out to be a much more unique and mesmerizing image for the audience when compared to Doug Bradley’s iconic original antagonist. Those who have fallen in love with the new Pinhead will surely love the Hellraiser BTS video to elevate Hulu’s reboot even further above the lackluster sequels that preceded it.
With Hulus Hellraiser generally positive reviews, it will be interesting to see if 20th Century Studios and the streaming platform choose to move forward with a sequel. Like fellow Hulu franchise retooler, Preydirector David Bruckner confirmed his interest in developing a Hellraiser sequel prior to the reboot’s release, and while it doesn’t get the same acclaim as the Predator prequel, the favorable reception indicates that the public is open to a new chapter with Clayton’s Pinhead. Those eager to see more of the Clive Barker-based franchise can catch up or revisit the new one Hellraiser streaming on Hulu now.
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