NOTE: As mentioned in previous posts, Clive Barker hated the name Pinhead and intended for the character to be named Priest. Although I would like to stick with Barker's original vision, people are more familiar with the name Pinhead plus these sequels are nowhere near the original Barker concept so he shall be referred to as Pinhead in this entry. Again my apologies to Mr. Barker.
There is always a moment during an extended series or watching marathon where even the best of bloggers and movie fans experience fatigue. I noticed on Facebook yesterday one of the Digital Bits (the best website for Blu-ray and DVD release news - www.thedigitalbits.com) writers mentioned that he was ready to watch anything but a horror picture. I am also reaching that point which increased when I decided to do a Hellraiser franchise marathon following the second film. Thankfully I was smart enough to only cover the first four theatrical releases and skip the final five direct-to-video releases.
|I keep my music collection embedded in my head. Helps me save on shelving.|
|This is so not comfortable.|
|Sticking my arm in the hole of this crazy statue seems like such a great idea.|
|How many flesh hooks does that little puzzle box possible contain?|
|If you're going to get your skin ripped off, might as well wear sexy boots..|
|Resistance is futile!|
|You know what's worse than Cenobites? Making love to a Klingon.|
If Hellraiser III could have been Pinhead Takes Manhattan, Hellraiser: Bloodline is Hellraiser in Space - sort of.
|In space, no one can see you bleed.|
|I placed an ad on craigslist for more Cenobites.Hopefully these survive longer than the last batch.|
|Will it open if I seduce it?|
|Spike here prefers to chew on human arms as opposed to just bones..|
|Are these flesh hooks the only weapon they've got in these sequels?|
|I play three roles, but I bet they only pay me for one.|
|I just saw 'Hellraiser III'! Always good for a laugh.|
|Are we having fun yet?|
|Bad hair day.|
|This looks NOTHING like a Borg cube (please don't sue us 'Star Trek')|
One note for Bloodline is that when it was released in 1996, the distributor Dimension Films, Miramax's horror label, was owned by the Walt Disney Company. In a roundabout way, here is a Hellraiser movie that is a Disney film. I would love to see the plans for inserting Pinhead and the Cenobites into Disneyland (and of course Walt rolling over in his grave many times). That might even worked as a film concept, Pinhead invades Disneyland. I'd love to see him with the Mickey ears on.
|What are you going to do now that you've unleashed hell? We're going to Disneyland!|