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Clive Barker Writing 'Hellraiser' Reboot For Dimension

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2013 11:40 AM
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The saga of the potential "Hellraiser" remake has more twists and turns than your average supernatural thriller about a haunted music box that unleashes grotesque monsters from a hellish alternate dimension. Basically, the Weinstein Company owns the rights to the franchise, but every few years that option threatens to expire, unless they make another movie, which goes a long way to explaining things like the direct-to-video "Hellraiser: Revelations," which utilizes reconstituted footage from other movies and looks like it was shot on a third generation iPhone over a long weekend. But it looks like the king is returning to the series: with original writer/director Clive Barker back to pen a new "Hellraiser" reboot for Dimension/Weinstein Company. Sounds spooky!

Clive Barker Thought That 'Hellraiser: Revelations' Trailer Sucked Too

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2011 8:03 AM
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So here's the long and short of it, in order for Dimension to keep the rights to the "Hellraiser" franchise, they need to make something fast. And so they did. And the resulting "Hellraiser: Revelations" as you can see below looks every bit like the cheap rights-retaining production it set out to be. Marking the first time Doug Bradley isn't portraying the iconic Pinhead -- some guy named Jay Gillespie steps in instead -- the franchise is now scraping the bottom of the barrel with the cheapie sequel specialist Víctor García ("Mirrors 2," "Return to House on Haunted Hill") being given $75 and an empty warehouse to shoot the found footage film that reveals the only thing that fits the Dimension Extreme label it's being released under is how extraordinarily shitacular it looks. And it looks like someone showed it to series creator Clive Barker. And he's not happy.

'Scream 4' Trailer Arrives To Announce Your Horror McFranchise Is Back Just How You Like It

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 16, 2011 8:40 AM
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New decade, new rules, huh? Not exactly. Pop quiz: what would a "Scream" movie be without its movie in-jokes, exactly? Hmm, perhaps an original film? A Canadian trailer for the Weinstein Company's desperate franchise cash-in has arrived and get it while it's hot because the studio keeps taking down various trailers on YouTube only for them to spring up again five minutes later. They should probably realize the wildfire has spread and it's best to just release an official version already.

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