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This is actually pretty good news... regarding the HELLRAISER remake!!!

Published at: Oct. 16, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. So, we've gone through tons of remakes now and I've vented a lot. I've also expressed my opinion that not all remakes are inherently bad ideas, but most of them come from a place of pure marketing without any sort of passion or interesting group attached. The HELLRAISER remake has been in the pipe-line for a while. I can't say I've been really happy about that, but that was due to my feeling that whatever direction the remake went it wouldn't come close to capturing the pure horror and just wrongness Clive Barker's original did. I remember as a kid HELLRAISER standing out from every other horror movie. The production design, the gore, the monsters... somehow it was more real, yet incredibly stylized at the same time. It was one of the "really scary" movies, not just a jump scare slasher flick. But the news hit today that a pair of French filmmakers, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, have been brought on to write and direct the remake. What's fascinating about that is they just did a film called INSIDE, which was one of the goriest and unflinchingly intense horror films that screened at FANTASTIC FEST. Once you've seen INSIDE then you'll be suddenly very interested to see to what lengths these sick fucks will go when playing around in Clive Barker's universe. This is a fascinating choice and one of the only choices that could get me excited for yet another horror remake. Don't fuck it up, Dimension.


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  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Second!!!!!!!!

    by Bill Brasky

    Oh, and you suck.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Clare Higgins...

    by Roderich

    was one reason HELLRAISER one (and too) were so good. And the fact, that both were written and directed for ADULTS. Yes, once there were horror-films for adults, believe it or not!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    JESUS WEPT!

    by 3 Bag Enema

    This is actually a remake I can get behind, because it's a good concept(I know occult types who actually invoke Cenebites or whatever they're called) and Barker was never a particularly tallented filmmaker. I also love the fetish cassock. I think I want a fetish cassock, actually. Plus, my girlfriend is really petite. Maybe we can dress up as a fetish priest and alter boy for Halloween and make out at a party. Sorry, rambled a bit there. Anyway.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Studios

    by Ghostwood

    always hire audacious, cutting edge filmmakers to helm these things, then make them suck it hell. Anyone remember The Messengers or The Hills Have Eyes remake?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Hellraiser launched a franchise

    by skimn

    because the main idea was so good. Instead of remaking this why not try The Damnation Game, or even remake Nightbreed, which was never a really successful adaptation of Cabal, although Cronenberg made a good villian.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    No doubt this will be PG

    by aleks

    With the recent releases of piss poor horror movies that came out (except 28 Weeks Later), I seriously doubt they will keep the gore factor of the original... It will just be a Kristin Bell/Sarah Michelle Gellar type actress running around screaming while cenobites chase after her..

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    The only good news about a Hellraiser remake...

    by cinemaniac1979

    ...is that they're not going to do one.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    There is no such thing as good news about any remake...

    by TheBigDogg

    ...unless it is that one has been cancelled. AICN needs to spearhead a zero tolerance campaign on remakes. Stop accepting this shit.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Cinemaniac1979 got in before me

    by TheBigDogg

    With pretty much the same sentiment.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Clive Barker writing this?

    by MasterBateman

    There was a press release about a year ago when The Weinstein Co. decided to go ahead with this. It indicated that Clive, himself, was writing the screenplay and serving as executive producer, but that he would find someone to direct. What happened?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    How about...

    by Noisybast

    ...just making "The Hellbound Heart"?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Say it ain't so!

    by Johnny Deeper

    They screwed up so many remakes already, can't they just leave this one alone. If they do this they have to bring back Doug Bradley - He IS Pinhead! I can already see it, some PG piece of crap with rapper-wannabe-actors playing the Cenobites. Kid Rock as Pinhead! They're tearing my soul apart!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    nice...

    by Muldoon

    i think it's safe to say that pregnant women probably should stay away from seeing this flick... well this or anything else these guys toss out. The gore factor seems promising though

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    They'll make Hellraiser, only to be recut by the studios later

    by Lighthouse

    Seriously, when was the last time this DIDN'T happen?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    encouraging news

    by kafka07

    it's not that I hate remakes in general. In fact, seeing an updated Hellraiser I think could be very cool. It's just that I know studios can fuck things up very badly. But this news is a positive step forward so far.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Is Hellraiser so dated that it requires a remake?

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    For fock's sake, what's next? a remake of Cabin Fever? How about Saw? At least go back to Hammer films to explore some remake-able films. Remake Horror Express, or Day of the Triffids, something from the 50s or 60s at least.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Remake News...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    ...gimme one week, one FREAKING week, where there isn't some new remake news!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    STOP fucking remaking everything!

    by Sulla

    God damn this is getting pathetic. Is there seriously that much of a lack in talent these days? Can no one come up with an original idea of their own? I don't give a shit if it's written & directed by the best in the business...leave it the fuck alone.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Have you seen Hellraiser? It's incredibly dated.

    by MasterBateman

    9 out of 10 times I'm against horror remakes, especially if it's one that I particularly enjoy in its original state, but Hellraiser looks ridiculously dated if you watch it today. I like the wetness of the gore, and cgi certainly can't replicate that, but a blend of practical effects and cgi, can create something better than the original film which looks incredibly amateurish by today's standards. And that bone dragon thing at the end? If you don't think Hellraiser looks dated, you probably haven't seen it since its original theatrical run.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    MasterBateman

    by DerLanghaarige

    There is a difference between dated F/X and a dated movie. After your definiton we also really need a Terminator Remake, just because of the shitty stop motion skeleton in the end.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Actually - I'd want a faithful re-make

    by Movietool

    Hellraiser wasn't about making me throw up <p>ah, well - good luck.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Let the tired bitching about remakes commense

    by slone13

    Get it out of your systems already. Move on. Remakes are not going to stop happenning EVER. The sooner you come to terms with this fact, the better. Bitching about it will have absolutely no effect. None. So give it a rest. Life is full of disappointments. Get used to it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    best news would be its..

    by palewook

    cancelled

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Whine Like Bitches

    by MasterBateman

    Hellraiser had a budget of under $1,000,000 was helmed by a guy, who even his biggest fans will admit, is a shitty director. It's begging for a remake. I'm sure that true Barker fans want to see this get remade. And if it's going to be a more faithful adaptation then that's even more the reason why it should happen. And if you re-read my post I say that it "looks" dated. And it does.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Dated my ass

    by ClockWorker

    This is a gem of the modern american horror genre, and as for the bone dragon, sure it came out of nowwhere but do you think a CG one is gonna look better....I dont know these french guys but it would take a very talented group of people to do this movie justice

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    I know a guy..

    by DirkD13"

    ..who's favourite film is Hellraiser, he's watched it almost every day for years and loves every second of it. I told him the news about the remake and he almost blew his load. Mind you I work at a halfway house and this dude's is fucking crazy.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Hellraiser: Torture Porn Edition

    by MasterBateman

    Not to mention that what could be shown theatrically, in terms of gore, in 1981 is very different than the standards we have today. So the Hellraiser remake could include some kickass dick-hardening degrees of torture porn, the likes of which we have never seen before. I'm talking hooks, naked breasts, chains, severed limbs, gouged eyes, hooks in butts, torture goodness.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    hmmm

    by Vern

    I was kind of excited when Barker was writing it. He has a unique sense of weird fucked upness that I'm not sure somebody else can duplicate. And it would be cool to see what he would do with real effects. Give him a chance to reinvent all the hell stuff from part 2 that looked like still paintings back then.<p> But I don't know, somebody else writing it, that might be a problem.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Clive is also along for the ride

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    He will be producing this from what I've read on his site. Good times will be had by all. Now just remake NIGHTBREED and we'll be all set. Man was ahead of his time, and WAY WAY under budgeted!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Not a huge fan of the original, so RE-MAKE AWAY!!!

    by Thworldisyours1

    The orig. is definitely an interesting movie but it's not "untouchable". I have no problems with them remaking this...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Nightbreed remake is possible but sketchy..

    by ClockWorker

    where the hell is the nightbreed directors cut that I heard Barker was working on

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    What We Really Need To See

    by MasterBateman

    Is the Books of Blood adaptation that Bill Condon wrote a few years back. Not only is it the best horror screenplay I have ever read, but if you want to talk about "weird fucked upness," it would have set the bar. Someone needs to tell Bill Condon to forget all that Broadway bullshit, and bring it back to Farewell to the Flesh, and get the Books of Blood adaptation moving.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    "Inside" was mediocre at best

    by SpencerTrilby

    Am I the only moviegoer thinking that a good horror flick needs a director that can - even remotely - DIRECT, not only the cheap thrills but also the actors, if it wants to stand out from the average slasher/torture porn mold? "Inside" got some buzz because it's a foreign flick. If it was branded "Platinum Dunes" or "Dimension" (like this Hellraiser unholy remake will) no one would give a fuck, and rightly so.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    WHY DON'T THEY JUST FOCUS ON BETTER SEQUELS!!!

    by King Conan

    I mean fuck sequels usually supposed to suck, but for these 80's horror flicks (Halloween, Friday, Chainsaw, Hellraiser, Elm Street) most of the people who keep these franchises alive are horror buffs who would just appreciate a LITTLE more effort in the endless shitty sequels that are pumped out. Like Freddy vs Jason, there was a really good sequel to an 80's horror series that had already run out of ideas. All these fuckin remakes are just dumb quick cash crabs! WHY REMAKE THE ONE FILM IN THE SERIES THAT WAS FUCKIN PERFECT!!! i.e. HAlloween, Hellraiser, Chainsaw Massacre! Why dont they "remake" the Halloween with Busta Rhymes???

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Clive Barker "quite an ill guy"? "Aware of his own mortality?" W

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I have been a huge fan of Clive's work for many, many years. I remember when he first hit the scene with Books of Blood and his debut movie Hellraiser. He was 34-35, young, good-looking and incredibly articulate about the genre. He was, and still is, a BIG hero of mine. But in every interview he's given in, say, the last 4-5 years, his voice has concerned me. He sounds like a man who has a serious throat condition, but I don't know whether it's the cigars he's been smoking or something else. But surely he can't be that ill, otherwise he wouldn't be doing tour after tour, and promoting his new novel and new next gen console game' Jericho'. I pray to god (and I mean that) that Clive is with us for many, many years. P.S. The remake could be amazing. I'll watch it's development with interest.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    The low budget of the original

    by PotSmokinAlien

    that cheap feel was a GIANT part to me of why it was scary in the first place. all those lumpy, half assed monsters at the end, yeah they might not look like the t-rex in jurassic park or fucking Gollum but they still frightened the ever living shit out of me a few years ago when i saw it on dvd. because trying to make them look 'real' wasn't the point, trying to make them look disturbing and scary was; they didn't have 'realism' to fall back on and had to go for more of a visceral psychological angle. if anyone can name me a CGI-effects-using horror movie that is actually scary and not just random and/or fucked up (i am thinking of SILENT HILL when i say that, awesome sure but not scary per se) i would thank them for it....i guess WHAT LIES BENEATH is one?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    inside looks awesome

    by slappy jones

    thats the one with the mad chick attacking the pregnant woman right?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Wow Im amazed...

    by TheRealSeveren

    there's actually a story on here concerning the horror world. Ive always thought this site needs a writer that's competely dedicated to the genre. INSIDE was definitely disturbing since essentially youre watching a pair of scissors going after a pregnant woman through much of the film. Great gore not just the cheap gimmick of bloody water being splashed against walls like in most low budget flicks (Im looking at you wrong turn 2). Its one of those movies that is almost too intense which was a great surprise to me since I thought I could sit through anything. Great choice for the remake. Is Barker still involved? By the way, I respect all of you.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    a true scary movie with CGI does not exist

    by ClockWorker

    and probly never will exist, especially to the eyes of an adult. Granted SILENT HILL was in my opinion the horror genres first real step into the CGI age due to all of the visuals of the guy with the big sword (especially when he tears that broads skin off), it wasn't really scary but thats the serious manner in which those graphics need to be used. If you want a truly scary movie watch THE GRIM REAPER other wise know as ANTROPOPHAGUS

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    The scariest thing about Barker now is his wrecked voice

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    I want to hand him a Luden's through the television every time I hear him speak. It's almost self-mutilation at this point. Pretty soon he's gonna end up like Jack Klugman and have his chords taken out.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    this shit is gettin ri-goddamned-diculous....

    by june44

    Yaayy!!!!!! more torture porn!!!! i wanna see a newborn's guts sucked out thru its ass by a razor edged Shop-Vac!!!! YYYEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!! now that's "true horror"!!!!! in front of its mom, no-less, who's getting raped by Pinhead's Pin-Penis!!!!! we all just love the exceptional dumbdown gore; give us more, give us more, give us more......

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    HELLRAISER: A NEW BEPINNING (HELLRAISERER?)

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Fuck this shit. When Hellraiser was released it was a quirky, original film in the midst of countless Jason, Freddy, etc sequels and I can't imagine that a reboot will be anything than a soulless retread full of twentysomething models being killed in inventive ways. Because there aren't enough of those flicks out there. Fuck it, put pinhead in a wheelchair, paint him red and white and call him Pinsaw for all it matters. I hate this already.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Just Needs Some Will Smith

    by Aquatarkusman

    "Welcome to oblivion!" is met by "Aw hail no!" initially and "Welcome to Erf!" once he gets Pinhead on terra firma.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Re CLOCKWORKER:

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    "This is a gem of the modern american horror genre" ..Err sorry, but I feel I need to point out that it was made and set in England, revolving around an American girl and her father who relocated there for her English stepmother. Sorry to be a pedant.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    GRANDMOFFTARKIN

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Barker's writing a new Hellraiser novel.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Why not base it on that?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    tomthumbstallywhacker

    by rev_skarekroe

    Yeah, it was SUPPOSED to be set in England, but the a lot of the voices seem to have been redubbed with American actors. One of the screwy things about the film.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    GRANDMOFFTARKIN:

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Oops, sorry about that! Anyway, I literally just finished watching Horror Express, and was just thinking that it's one of the only films I can think of that could justifiably be remade! Although Price and Lee would be a tough act to follow...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Perspective:

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Hey, you say screwy , I say quirky, but I still think it had a real charm to it whichever.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    People who use the term "torture porn" to describe a type of mov

    by JuliusSeizure

    ....should be cut up into a thousand tiny pieces and flushed down the toilet. It's a lazy, media created catchphrase for uptight lemmings. The people who use it don't like gore for gore's sake and shouldn't even think of watching the movies they apply this lame-ass term to anyway. Seriously, stop it..... Besides that, I think this is a stupid idea and will probably end up more like a Saw movie than the surreal, grim mindfuck that it should be.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Screwy

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Although I'll bet one of the more screwy bits you're referring to is the inclusion of an american cop, which I think was slapped on there because the studio didn't think that Americans could get their heads around a British bobby with a blue tit on his head!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Torture Porn

    by jimmy_009

    Is actually a very good term for those type of movies, which is why it stuck and will continue to be used. Get over it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Ramin Djwadi to score Hellraiser

    by Musicballs

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Noisybast is right

    by Brian888

    "The Hellbound Heart" is actually a different kind of story than "Hellraiser," and would make a terrific film if done faithfully. It could also refocus and re-energize the whole franchise. Sadly, the remake will probably turn out to be "Hostel" redux.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    The Vault of Horror

    by Wu Fang

    More on this and other horror stuff can be found at http://thevaultofhorror.blogspot.com

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Hellraiser: Raise Hell or Die Harder

    by Iowa Snot Client

    The Cenobite car chase across campus kicks ass.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Another Movie to be Ruined in Post...

    by MattFini

    Seriously, even if the prospect of this remake excites you, do you honestly believe Dimension Films will let it be any good?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    The Hellbound Heart

    by porkchop_Xpress

    I'd definitely like to see the remake stick closer to the original story. The Lament configuration as we know it is pretty cool, but I'd also like to see the Lemarchand Configuration play its part.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    BULLSHIT

    by lecter1914

    You can say what you want about Hellraiser, but it is one of the most inventive pieces of horror ever to hit the screen. It may be my favorite horror movie of all time..well..next to Dream Warriors..but whatever. It can't be remade, it will lose that eerieness the first one had. The second one ws also great in my opinion. I think they will make the mistake that Hellraiser 3-99 have made. PinHead was never supposed to be the frontrunning villain, he was just a background consequence.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    HELLRAISIN FTW.

    by dr.bulber

    eww all shriveled and dried up.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I agree with Lecter1914 on this

    by SpencerTrilby

    The focus on Pinhead for almost every sequel (minus the one with my fave Cenobite, Mrs Valentina Vargas. Hmmm...) was detrimental not only to the movies themselves, but to the way they were handled: "Hey, fanboys, Doug Bradley is an uncompromised artist, he wouldn't sign if this wasn't better than the crappy last one, for which we sincerely apologize, we won't do it again. Word!". <p> I mean, i love Clive Barker (you gotta LOVE a guy who wrote the original Hellraiser or bitchslapped this old, arrogant Ebert fart) but HONESTLY, who's expecting anything from Dimension? Not me.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, can't wait for some French twat to "interpret" Hellraiser

    by JackPumpkinhead

    "Eet needs moohr blood! 'ot ees, 'storee'? 'ot ees, 'scrheenplay?' Blood and tohrtyoure, eet ees 'ot ze feelm needs!"

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    pinhead hasnt been the star that much

    by Bouncy X

    only parts 3 and 4 really put him in the forefront,but with parts 5 to 8...he's had maybe 20mins of screentime and thats all 4 movies combined. of course thats likely because they were all individuak horror scripts that got turned into hellraiser movies.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Pinhead says the coolest shit

    by calnorso

    Seriously, his lines are the coolest ever!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Hellraiser

    by Wrath4771

    Hellraiser was a great freakin' movie. It was such a good storie that if you took the Cenobites out yu still had a damn creepy story. Most of the sequels I didn't care for, but I have to say Hellraiser:Hellseeker was a pretty damn good movie. ONe of my Top 50 Surprise movies of all time.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Hellraiser screwed with my kidhead because...

    by FILMFUNK

    it was sooo sweaty, visceral and with nasty sex. Also he had those manky fingernails and a rubixcube from the Id and no matter how good or fucked up the newbies remaking this are they CAN'T tickle me as much as Barkers original did because I'm no longer 14!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    HAMRAISER

    by Uncapie

    Okay, so someone had to say it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I heard they are re-making "A Clockwork Orange"

    by proton45

    Anyone heard the official word?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Jesus Wept

    by Athanatos

    Can they STOP remaking movies and come out with fresh ideas? I'm sick of Hollywood studio execs and their paying attention to potential revenues without taking quality into consideration. What was wrong with Hellraiser, or any other good movie that has been remade? Why deminish the memory of a good film with a remake that will most probably be an insult to the original? PHEW...had to get that out of my system.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    "I... will... tear... your... ideas of what this film will be...

    by Fish Tank

    They discussed their idea of a remake with Barker. He said "Great - do it!" It's not a remake of the Pinhead Hellraiser. They're going in a new direction. Sounds interesting since they have Barker's OK...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Most effective scene in Hellraiser

    by Teddy Artery

    Was when the woman hit the guy in the head with a hammer... I had nightmares over that. The whole mystical, netherwold stuff was interesting, but once you enter a fantasy environment, the impact and relatable part is reduced.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Pinhead is the sexiest tomboy beanpole in the underworld

    by cromwell1666

    For reals.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    proton45

    by Sulla

    You better be joking. A Clockwork Orange Remake??? I'll go fucking postal...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    ok- reality check

    by cromwell1666

    Did someone on hear write that they knew someone who could actually call on cenobites??? HA HA HA. I hope that was supposed to be funny as proof of this would be the biggest news in the history of mank-ind.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    LOVED Hellraiser!

    by buffywrestling

    The wet effects were awesome under that lighting. I like Bradley too but I wonder if they would give Doug Jones (Pan's Lab, Gentleman on Buffy, etc) a shot. <p> I am going through a Barker phase right now, re-reading a lot of his stuff and Cabal (Nightbreed) was a weak story with a bad open ending. I wouldn't want a remake at all..

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    HELLRAISER: MEETING JOHN RAMBO IN HELL

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Rambo leaves Hell a smoking crater and Pinhead has a Rambo knife shoved up his ass!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Fuck a remake...do a relaunch

    by redfist

    Cause the movie is less the 20 years old and has han nothing but suckass sequels since Hellbound. If anything, do another Harry DeMour movie with Scott Bakula, this time doing the great and secret show.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Doug Bradley gotta eat!

    by DocPazuzu

    And judging by the quality of the last five or six Hellraisers, the fucker must be starving to death.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    And featuring Hulk Hogan as Pinhead

    by solarangel

    "I'll tear your soul apart -- BROTHER!!!"

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    And featuring William Shatner as Pinhead

    by solarangel

    "Your suffering. Will be. Legendaryeveninhell!"

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    No one has mentioned Ashley Laurence! Time to play, Kirstie...

    by Zeke25:17

    Now SHE was hot! Clare Higgins was very good at being the quintissential evil stepmother, but I would never call HER hot.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    Hellraiser: Hawaiian Style

    by Little Dick Wick

    This movie will be like looking into the face of God and seeing Him smiling back and saying, "You are my most wondrous creation."

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Sequels already destroyed its good name.

    by lutz

    So a remake with a bit of thought put into can't do any harm. While everything up to number four was ok. Did anyone see anything past that? I think I must have seen at least five, six and seven and they were APPALLING.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    the words GOOD NEWS and REMAKES

    by max404

    don't go well together nowadays stop REMAKES give the current and future generations something ORIGINAL

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Don't fuck it up Dimension

    by Trader Groucho 2

    At least, don't fuck it up as much as Quint fucks up his grammar. <p> Most word processors now have spelling and grammar checkers. For a reason.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    This is the kind of intelligent choice that the current crop of

    by KillaKane

    There are so many great new talents emerging, it's such a waste of so many geek-cherished classics to hire uninspiring pedestrian directors (like Ratner and co)to helm these remakes. This assignment is a breath of fresh air, Inside was an amazing film, the prospect of Maury and Bustillo taking on Barker's Hellraiser is exciting, Dimension better give them some creative latitude on this.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:54 a.m. CST

    'classic' remakes deserves (EFNY, Death Race 2000, I am Legend)

    by KillaKane

    Damn that header limit ta hell! ;-) BTB: I'm an ardent fan of Matheson's work, from what I've seen of 'Legend' so far I think it's going to jetison the most significant psychological and emotional aspects of Mathesons book in pandering to Smith's Ego and the limited vision of Shitseltown in packing in the quota of gratuitous set-pieces and action. It would take a more cerebrally inclined director free of market constraints to truly do justice to Matheson's classic. Del Torro will set the standard with his adaptation of Mountains of Madness as to how a classic piece of literary fiction should be adapted.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    max404

    by TheNorthlander

    I disagree completely. Let me demonstrate:<br> <br> (in Prof. Farnsworth voice)<br> Good News Everyone! Stephen Spielberg has just announced that after Indiana Jones 4, he will remake all the star wars prequel trilogy using only late 70's-early 80's technology.<br> George Lucas will pay for it but have nothing to really say about the creative side.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Hellraiser has'nt been good since Hellbound.

    by Stalkeye

    However I did like Hell on Earth mainly due to Bradley's perormance as both Pinhead and his alter ego Capt. Spencer. But the idea of a news reporter taking on 5 Cenobites was retarded. (The camera ceno would have pureed her ass with one focused shot. "say cheese bitch"!) The forth installment..had potentual but I wrote it off as "Pinhead in spaaaaaacceeeee.." Then the franchise went way down from there. The production reeked of a skinemax flick and Doug got...older. I also noticed the disturbing sound of Barker's voice..not good at all, hopefully he's alright. Anyway can't wait for Jericho as it will kick all the other FPS this month.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    There isn't any reason to remake this. It isn't like the cenobi

    by fireclown

    The hellraiser series has fallen deep into disrepair. Deep pathetic disrepair. I applaud an effort to do a better one. But there isn't any reason not to do a new movie, better than the last 4 or 5.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    "And Jesus Wept"

    by ATARI

    GOD -- anything but the French!!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Pinhead Rules!!!

    by tanks1

    "Your pain and suffering will be legendary, even in hell"

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    The original FX/style/acting can't be topped

    by Mullah Omar

    Creatively, this is a useless remake. The first one is definitely not dated in acting quality, style, or technical quality - the special effects still hold up, which would be the main reason I'd even consider remaking this type of movie. So why remake this at all? Does anyone think they can do better than the original? I sure don't.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Bradley Is/Was Pinhead

    by DannyOcean01

    I really don't know how this will work without him. His delivery of those great lines was perfect. What happened to Barker both writing and directing this?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    A Prequel

    by drunkenmonkey73

    Why not? A re-make will never better the original. Not yet, its too soon.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Pinhead wizard

    by Bobo_Vision

    He's a pinhead wizard, there has to be a twist. Pinhead wizard has such a supple wrist.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    monkey and mullah are right

    by ClockWorker

    the whole reason hellraisr is so famous is because of the crazy visuals that were handled in a completely serious manner(which is why the movie was so believable) and the extreme subject matter. I mean its like they're trying to improve the film when theres no need to do so, I dont give a shit about the crappy cube banishing effect at the end, thats not the important thing about hellraiser and if you cant look past that you know nothing about horror films. This is all about money, theres no way they can think that they can make a more effective film, even the french guys, they know they have no business touching this movie but they're trying to make it in the film industry they're not gonna turn this down. I really do damn michael bay to hell for remaking TCM (which was the most god awful piece of garbage ever) and starting this horror remake fad which hopefully will dry up soon

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    young french directors for US horror movie. but that worked so w

    by chien_sale

    ..for the Hills have Eyes, right?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Pointless remakes . . .

    by Thall_Joben

    All that fantastic horror literature out there (including much of Clive's stuff) just crying out to get turned into a movie - do we really need another remake?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Sulla

    by proton45

    It was a bad taste joke... But thats how all this news makes me feel...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Still pissed NIGHT BREED doesn't have a 'Director's Cut' DVD

    by Monkey_King

    This was promised years ago, but nothing came of it. The same 'regular' version is on that shitty cardboard snapcase and is nearly out of print. What gives?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    ClockWorker makes a good point

    by proton45

    Their is no way a re-make could be better! Yes, a re-make could make good use of "state of the art" CG. Yes, (maybe) they could show us something bloody we don't quite expect... But as "ClockWorker" points out, that which makes "Hellraiser" such a great movie can NOT be redone. The serious presentation (direction/production) of the story sets the perfect mood for this movie. This movie was made at a time when horror was treated with a "tongue-in-cheek" attitude...and their is no way that you could capture the vision of what they where trying to do... Maybe the acting could be better, and maybe the editing could have set a better pace (it does drag in parts)...but none of that really matters when you talk/think about how great this movie is. And NONE of that will be taken in to account in making the re-make (I'm sure)... ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY $$$$

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Remakes were ok when...

    by dacanesta

    1 they were made before the year 2000 when mainstream film GENERALLY started to lose its way (god i miss the 80s). See The Fly, The Thing, and, err, thats about it! 2 when they were remakes OF OLD OLD FILMS!!! See the Fly, The thing etc! Now remakes are of films no more than 20 years old. Hellraiser is still fresh in my mind and doesnt need redoing! Dawn of the Dead was perfect due to the duff make up on the zombies (still my fave film though), but it was made after 2000 you see so no chance of that coming off. Err.....GRRR!