Hellraiser 30th Anniversary Back in Theatres Friday the 13th and on Blu Ray…
Andrew Robinson (Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick) Clare Higgins (Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Silent Witness)
Ashley Laurence (Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Lurking Fear) Sean Chapman (Made in Britain, Scum)
Clive Barker (Writer/Director Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions)
That’s right folks Pinhead and his cenobites are back in the cinema this Friday the 13th to celebrate the big 30th year anniversary and guess what… That’s right the folks at Arrow Films/Video are releasing a beautiful collectors Steelbook on the 30th of October. So if your a horror hound this is a must buy Steelbook and a must re-visit in the cinema.
The 30th Anniversary re-release – appropriately on Friday 13th of October – gives audiences a chance to see it once more in all its gory big screen glory – and for the uninitiated to have their souls torn apart for the first time!
For those who are not familiar with Hellraiser (Millennials) Well its horror when horror was horrifying, you know the stuff of nightmares, Gore that was actually gory and used properly not just gore for gore sake. Movies that scared you so much your future kids would be scared of the dark. I will admit Hellraiser is a movie I rarely return to because I remember just how much this movie got to me, but when I found out the kings of Steelbook were putting it out again well I felt it deserved a 365Revisit.
A couple, Larry and Julia, move into an old house belonging to Larry’s family, to make a fresh start. Exploring the dilapidated house, Julia discover a hideous creature – Larry’s half-brother Frank, who is also Julia’s former lover – hiding in the attic. Having lost his earthly body to other-worldly demons called the Cenobites after a ceremony with a strange golden puzzle box, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. Frank soon forces his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to complete his body in a bid to escape the clutches of the Cenobites… but the Cenobites have other plans for him.
This movie has aged bloody well, Seriously it looks great. Sure they will have spruced it up a bit but it does look great and is still as scary today as it was back then. One of the things that really stood out was how awesomely gruesome and gory this film gets because 30 years on we are really to scared to go there anymore, you know unless your Eli Roth or directing a Saw movie looking for some backlash, as the Joker would say “Did our balls drop off”. The scares are thick and fast and I would love to be able to experience this in the cinema especially today of all days. I myself had a fantastic little trip down memory lane with this and was pretty surprised that it was better than I remembered (sometimes I find nostalgia makes things seem better than they were… Little Monsters anyone?). Clive Barker people… Just… Clive Barker
So its Friday the 13th Halloween is around the corner grab your significant other and take her/him to see a true classic horror with some strong as hell performances, none of this faceless no name stuff we have these days, on the big screen. You could always wait for the Steelbook on the 30th and watch from the comfort of your own living room aswell though.
“I have seen the future of horror, and his name is Clive Barker.” Stephen King
Get yourself to the Cinema on the 13th of October to view Hellraiser as intended or pick it up from ARROW FILMS on the 30th