History Franchise / Hellraiser

28th Apr '16 8:45:01 PM Homemaderat
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''Hellraiser'' is a film series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella ''The Hellbound Heart''. The first film has gone on to spawn eight sequels (only one of which--the second--Barker was directly involved with) as well as a remake. The series has at its heart a puzzle box known as the Lament Configuration, which when properly solved summons the Cenobites, a cadre of sadomasochistic {{Humanoid Abomination}}s. The mascot of the series is the only recurring Cenobite after the second film, the iconic Pinhead, played by Creator/DougBradley. He was given a choice, when filming the first movie, to play either the Cenobite or a workman who showed up for all of ten seconds--bet he's happy he went with the Cenobite.

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''Hellraiser'' is a film series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella ''The Hellbound Heart''.''Literature/TheHellboundHeart''. The first film has gone on to spawn eight sequels (only one of which--the second--Barker was directly involved with) as well as a remake. The series has at its heart a puzzle box known as the Lament Configuration, which when properly solved summons the Cenobites, a cadre of sadomasochistic {{Humanoid Abomination}}s. The mascot of the series is the only recurring Cenobite after the second film, the iconic Pinhead, played by Creator/DougBradley. He was given a choice, when filming the first movie, to play either the Cenobite or a workman who showed up for all of ten seconds--bet he's happy he went with the Cenobite.
28th Apr '16 8:05:34 PM Homemaderat
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1st Jan '16 9:07:41 AM timotaka
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* DolledUpInstallment: All the films in the series between ''Bloodlines'' and ''Revelations'' started out as unrelated scripts which the studio bought and added Pinhead to them.
13th Dec '15 2:21:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: The Cenobites rule over a Hell-type dimension of pain and pleasure where they torture those who used the [[ArtifactOfDoom Lament configuration puzzle box]] that opens the door to their realm. Each Cenobite was once a human soul until their humanity was slowly chipped away. When they die they actually [[ThisWasHisTrueForm turn back into humans]].
19th Oct '15 7:02:44 PM WillKeaton
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** Pinhead [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGAPUTHMyOk&feature=player_detailpage#t=42s doesn't care what God thinks]].

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** Pinhead [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGAPUTHMyOk&feature=player_detailpage#t=42s doesn't care what God thinks]].thinks.]]
17th Oct '15 4:04:40 AM erforce
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* TimeTravel: The ''Pinhead'' miniseries from 1993 has Pinhead being send into different time periods to stop a plot that threatens the existence of his lord Leviathan and the order that he represents.
26th Sep '15 9:22:16 AM JulietF2
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* FlayingAlive: Once someone is brought back to life, they are skinless. Only by killing others are stealing their flesh the ouside gets fixed.

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* FlayingAlive: Once someone is brought back to life, they are skinless. Only by killing others are and stealing their flesh does the ouside outside gets fixed.
30th Apr '15 2:18:24 AM Alhazred
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* DevelopmentHell: The remake is stuck in it.



** ''Pinhead vs. Marshall Law'', which came out during a period when Clive Barker attempted to launch a Pinhead-centric comic book for Marvel, attempts to AuthorsSavingThrow Pinhead's ReTool within the context of the then-pending third film by suggesting that while the Cebonites are agents of Hell, they believe in order over chaos and that Pinhead's various schemes to conquer Earth are all an elaborate {{plan}} to scare humanity, make them stronger, and ultimately more fearful of evil.

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** ''Pinhead vs. Marshall Law'', which came out during a period when Clive Barker attempted to launch a Pinhead-centric comic book for Marvel, attempts to AuthorsSavingThrow Pinhead's ReTool {{Retool}} Pinhead within the context of the then-pending third film by suggesting that while the Cebonites are agents of Hell, they believe in order over chaos and that Pinhead's various schemes to conquer Earth are all an elaborate {{plan}} to scare humanity, make them stronger, and ultimately more fearful of evil.



* OneSceneWonder: Pinhead has very little screen time in most of the films. He generally shows up around the end after very short appearances earlier on, sometimes as a JumpScare.
** ''Inferno:'' Pinhead turns out to be [[spoiler: Joseph's psychiatrist. When he reveals himself as such during the climax, he explains why things have gone the way they have for Joseph, as consequences of behavior we've seen him engage in throughout the film.]]
** ''Hellseeker:'' Turns up at the end as we learn [[spoiler: Kirsty made a deal with him to take her husband.]]
** ''Deader:'' [[spoiler: During the climax, Winter and the Deaders fail to take over the Cenobite's realm/purpose, and Pinhead takes great pleasure in making them pay for the attempt.]]
** ''Hellworld:'' [[spoiler: It turns out the brief glimpses we get of Pinhead aren't even real, just the main characters hallucinating. It appears that Pinhead doesn't even exist and is only a character for an online RPG based on the Lament Configuration's mythos... until the very, very end, when he turns out to be quite real after all.]]
** ''Revelations:'' This film's plot is patterned after the first one's, but the Cenobytes are summoned on-screen much closer to the end.
29th Apr '15 9:19:20 AM Alhazred
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* OneSceneWonder: Pinhead has very little screen time in most of the films. He generally shows up around the end after very short appearances earlier on, sometimes as a JumpScare.
** ''Inferno:'' Pinhead turns out to be [[spoiler: Joseph's psychiatrist. When he reveals himself as such during the climax, he explains why things have gone the way they have for Joseph, as consequences of behavior we've seen him engage in throughout the film.]]
** ''Hellseeker:'' Turns up at the end as we learn [[spoiler: Kirsty made a deal with him to take her husband.]]
** ''Deader:'' [[spoiler: During the climax, Winter and the Deaders fail to take over the Cenobite's realm/purpose, and Pinhead takes great pleasure in making them pay for the attempt.]]
** ''Hellworld:'' [[spoiler: It turns out the brief glimpses we get of Pinhead aren't even real, just the main characters hallucinating. It appears that Pinhead doesn't even exist and is only a character for an online RPG based on the Lament Configuration's mythos... until the very, very end, when he turns out to be quite real after all.]]
** ''Revelations:'' This film's plot is patterned after the first one's, but the Cenobytes are summoned on-screen much closer to the end.
24th Apr '15 8:42:42 PM TVRulezAgain
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* BiggerBad: Leviathan, the god and creator of the Cenobites. It only appears in ''Hellbound'', but is featured with much more prominence in the comics.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Leviathan, the god and creator of the Cenobites. It only appears in ''Hellbound'', but is featured with much more prominence in the comics.
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