History Franchise / Hellraiser

31st Mar '17 12:06:14 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:Angels to some, Demons to others. From left to right: Butterball, Pinhead, the Female, and the Chatterer.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Angels [[caption-width-right:350:[-Angels to some, Demons to others. From left to right: Butterball, Pinhead, the Female, and the Chatterer.]]
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31st Mar '17 12:02:03 PM eroock
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'''Hellraiser''' is a series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella "Literature/TheHellboundHeart". The novella has a novel-length sequel, ''The Scarlet Gospels' by Barker himself, but the movies based on the novella have garnered the most attention. The first film, an adaptation of the original novellas, has inspired eight film sequels, only one of which (the second), had any direct involvement by Baker himself. A {{Remake}) of the first film languishes in (no pun intended) DevelopmentHell. It has also spun off into countless comic books, some of which have had input from Barker.

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'''Hellraiser''' ''Hellraiser'' is a series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella "Literature/TheHellboundHeart". The novella has a novel-length sequel, ''The Scarlet Gospels' by Barker himself, but the movies based on the novella have garnered the most attention. The first film, an adaptation of the original novellas, has inspired eight film sequels, only one of which (the second), had any direct involvement by Baker himself. A {{Remake}) of the first film languishes in (no pun intended) DevelopmentHell. It has also spun off into countless comic books, some of which have had input from Barker.
19th Mar '17 1:33:19 PM frogpatrol
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'''Hellraiser''' is a series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella "Literature/TheHellboundHeart". The novella has a novel-length sequel, ''The Scarlet Gospels' by Barker himself, but the movies based on the novella have garnered the most attention. The first film, an adaptation of the original novellas, has inspired eight film sequels, only one of which (the second), had any direct involvement by Baker himself. A {{remake}) languishes in (no pun intended) DevelopmentHell. It has also spun off into countless comic books, some of which have had input from Barker.

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'''Hellraiser''' is a series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella "Literature/TheHellboundHeart". The novella has a novel-length sequel, ''The Scarlet Gospels' by Barker himself, but the movies based on the novella have garnered the most attention. The first film, an adaptation of the original novellas, has inspired eight film sequels, only one of which (the second), had any direct involvement by Baker himself. A {{remake}) {{Remake}) of the first film languishes in (no pun intended) DevelopmentHell. It has also spun off into countless comic books, some of which have had input from Barker.
19th Mar '17 1:32:04 PM frogpatrol
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'''Hellraiser''' is a film series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella "Literature/TheHellboundHeart". The first film, an adaptation of the original novellas, has inspired eight sequels, only one of which, the second, involved Barker directly, as well as a remake in, no pun intended, DevelopmentHell. 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 "Literature/TheHellboundHeart". The novella has a novel-length sequel, ''The Scarlet Gospels' by Barker himself, but the movies based on the novella have garnered the most attention. The first film, an adaptation of the original novellas, has inspired eight film sequels, only one of which, the second, involved Barker directly, as well as a remake in, no which (the second), had any direct involvement by Baker himself. A {{remake}) languishes in (no pun intended, intended) DevelopmentHell. It has also spun off into countless comic books, some of which have had input from Barker.

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 icon and representative 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 seconds. Bet he's happy he went with the Cenobite.
Cenobite. ''The Scarlet Gospels'' kills off the the character of Pinhead, though it doesn't share a continuity with anything else in the series bar the original novellas.



* AllThereInTheManual: Blurbs on the packaging of several of the minor Cenobites' action figures give them backstories.
* ArcWords:
** "Come to daddy."
** "What's your pleasure, sir?"

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* AllThereInTheManual: Blurbs on the packaging of several of the minor Cenobites' action figures give them backstories.
* ArcWords:
** "Come to daddy."
** "What's your pleasure, sir?"
backstories.



* BodyHorror: The cenobites are sadistic monsters; this happens regularly.

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* BodyHorror: The cenobites are sadistic monsters; this happens regularly.Cenobites' lives (and the series itself) runs on this.



** The strange hobo from the first film. [[spoiler: It turns out he's a demon and he takes the box back for himself.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Kirsty's boyfriend Steve is never mentioned after surviving the first film.
* ContinuityCreep: Inverted. The first four films follow a linear plotline, with each entry contributing to the series' mythology. All the subsequent films pretty much have NegativeContinuity.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Yes, [[SerialEscalation even for a series that started off the way this one did.]]. The fifth (''Inferno'') and sixth (''Hellseeker'') films don't have the {{Gorn}} from the other films and are more psychological, dealing with characters who have become ensnared by the box. Instead of immediately getting dragged in and ripped apart by Pinhead and his cronies, they live out a personal Hell with manifestations of their wrongdoings tormenting them. [[DownerEnding No happy endings are to be found here]]. At the end, Pinhead, who acts more like a judge, gives a BreakingSpeech and drops a LaserGuidedKarma bomb on our JerkAss protagonists.

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** The strange hobo from the first film. [[spoiler: It turns out he's He's a demon and he takes the box back for himself.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Kirsty's boyfriend Steve survives the first film but is never mentioned after surviving the first film.
again.
* ContinuityCreep: Inverted. The first four films follow a linear plotline, with each entry contributing to the series' mythology. All the subsequent Subsequent films pretty much have mostly NegativeContinuity.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Yes, [[SerialEscalation even for a series that which started off the way this one as it did.]]. The fifth (''Inferno'') and sixth (''Hellseeker'') films don't have the {{Gorn}} from the other films and are more psychological, dealing psychological and deal with characters who have become ensnared by the box. Instead of Rather than immediately getting dragged in and ripped apart by Pinhead and his cronies, they live out a personal Hell with manifestations of their wrongdoings tormenting them. [[DownerEnding No happy endings are to be found here]]. At the end, Pinhead, who acts more like a judge, gives a BreakingSpeech and drops a LaserGuidedKarma bomb on our JerkAss protagonists.



** More evident in the first two films, in which the antagonists are invariably human and the Cenobites, despite being DemonicInvaders, are clearly only an interested third party. They ''assist'' TheProtagonist in both films. Pinhead explicitly describes his group as "demons to some, angels to others" in the first film.
** Even more so in the novel, where (except for the [[MindRape soul rape]] you forever thing) the Cenobites are [[AffablyEvil quite amiable]], and do not renege on their deal with Kirsty as they do in the movie.

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** More evident in the first two films, in which the antagonists are invariably human and the Cenobites, despite being DemonicInvaders, are clearly only an interested third party. They ''assist'' TheProtagonist in both films. Pinhead explicitly Pinhead, in the first film, famously describes his group as "demons to some, angels to others" in the first film.
others".
** Even more so in the novel, novella, where (except for the [[MindRape soul rape]] you forever thing) the Cenobites are [[AffablyEvil quite amiable]], [[spoiler: and do not renege on their deal with Kirsty as they do in the movie.movie]].



* DeadpanSnarker: Pinhead is ''very'' deadpan on the snark.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Pinhead is ''very'' deadpan on the snark.Pinhead, very much so.



* 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.
* EldritchAbomination: Leviathan is a deity in the Cenobite dimension and never seen directly because it's too weird.
* ExpandedUniverse: A surprisingly large, detailed one.

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* DolledUpInstallment: All the films in the series Each installment between ''Bloodlines'' and ''Revelations'' started out as unrelated scripts which the studio bought and added Pinhead to them.
* EldritchAbomination: Leviathan is a deity in the Cenobite dimension and dimension, never seen directly because it's too weird.
* ExpandedUniverse: A surprisingly large, detailed one.one, developed largely by comics in {{Marvel}}'s Epic adult comics line.



* EvilVersusEvil: Sadistic aliens/demons vs antagonistic humans.

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* EvilVersusEvil: Sadistic aliens/demons vs antagonistic versus evil humans.
19th Mar '17 1:17:24 PM frogpatrol
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[[caption-width-right:350:Angels to some, Demons to others.[[note]]From left to right: Butterball, Pinhead, The Female, and The Chatterer[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Angels to some, Demons to others.[[note]]From From left to right: Butterball, Pinhead, The the Female, and The Chatterer[[/note]]]]
the Chatterer.]]
19th Mar '17 1:16:40 PM frogpatrol
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''Hellraiser'' is a film series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella ''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.

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''Hellraiser'' '''Hellraiser''' is a film series based on Creator/CliveBarker's novella ''Literature/TheHellboundHeart''. "Literature/TheHellboundHeart". The first film film, an adaptation of the original novellas, has gone on to spawn inspired eight sequels (only sequels, only one of which--the second--Barker was directly which, the second, involved with) Barker directly, as well as a remake.remake in, no pun intended, DevelopmentHell. 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.



* ''Film/HellraiserBloodline'' (1996) [[note]]Last theatrically-released entry.[[/note]]

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* ''Film/HellraiserBloodline'' (1996) [[note]]Last (As of 2017, the last theatrically-released entry.[[/note]])
9th Feb '17 12:58:02 PM HeroSeeker
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* AscendedMeme: The "Lead Cenobite" of the first film was given the nickname of Pinhead by the film's fans. In the second film, Pinhead became his official name, and remained such through all the other sequels.

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* AscendedMeme: The "Lead Cenobite" of the first film was given the nickname of Pinhead by the film's fans. In the second film, Pinhead became his official name, and remained such through all the other sequels. [[Main/CreatorBacklash Much to Clive Barker's irritation.]]
15th Dec '16 11:49:05 PM PhilsLover
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** "Pinhead" actually started out as a FanNickname (and creator Clive Barker did not like it, saying that it was undignified). He was referred to as "Priest" in scripts and "Lead Cenobite" in the credits of the films. It wasn't until the third film (when a backstory for the character was given) that it was revealed that the name he had when he was human was [[spoiler: Elliott Spenser]]. Barker revealed his actual name as a Cenobite in the novel ''The Scarlet Gospels'': [[spoiler: Hell Priest]]

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** "Pinhead" actually started out as a FanNickname (and creator Clive Barker did not like it, saying that it was undignified). He was referred to as "Priest" in scripts and "Lead Cenobite" in the credits of the films. It wasn't until the third film (when a backstory for the character was given) that it was revealed that the name he had when he was human was [[spoiler: Elliott Spenser]]. Barker revealed his actual name as a Cenobite in the novel ''The Scarlet Gospels'': [[spoiler: Hell Priest]]Priest]].
15th Dec '16 11:48:22 PM PhilsLover
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** "Pinhead" actually started out as a FanNickname (and creator Clive Barker did not like it, saying that it was undignified). He was referred to as "Priest" in scripts and "Lead Cenobite" in the credits of the films. It wasn't until the third film (when a backstory for the character was given) that it was revealed that the name he had when he was human was [[spoiler: Elliott Spenser]]. Barker has stated that his actual name as a Cenobite will be revealed in the upcoming novel ''The Scarlet Gospels''.

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** "Pinhead" actually started out as a FanNickname (and creator Clive Barker did not like it, saying that it was undignified). He was referred to as "Priest" in scripts and "Lead Cenobite" in the credits of the films. It wasn't until the third film (when a backstory for the character was given) that it was revealed that the name he had when he was human was [[spoiler: Elliott Spenser]]. Barker has stated that revealed his actual name as a Cenobite will be revealed in the upcoming novel ''The Scarlet Gospels''.Gospels'': [[spoiler: Hell Priest]]
17th Sep '16 8:27:03 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* ContinuityCreep: Inverted. The first four films follow a linear plotline, with each entry contributing to the series' mythology. All the subsequent films pretty much have NegativeContinuity.
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