Just how bad were the last few Hellraiser sequels? I ask because the absolute last straw for me was the one in which Dean Winters fell victim to an inexplicably malicious Kirsty Cotton. And now it seems Dimension has gone ahead with a sequel so sloppy and half-assed that Doug Bradley has decided he won’t be involved. What can that possibly tell you about the quality?
Regardless, the ever-diligent folks at Bloody-Disgusting have learned who will be stepping into Pinhead’s robe for the upcoming Hellraiser: Arbitrary Noun Here. Stephan Smith Collins (pictured, right) will play the Lead Cenobite, as he menaces a duo who’ve somehow opened the puzzle box. He’ll be joining the previously announced Devon Sorvari, Steven Brand, Sanny Van Heteren, Tracey Fairaway, Daniel Buran, Nick Eversman, and Jay Gillespie who will star as “Nico / Pseudo-Pinhead”.
Director Victor Garcia (Mirrors 2) is directing from Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s script. It does seem like a quick cash-in so the studio can hang onto the franchise until the inevitable remake can get off the ground but, again, I’ve got to ask: have the last few films been all that profitable for Dimension? And, honest show of hands, who is going to give this one a shot? When Pinhead told horror fans the world over “We have such sights to show you …” it doesn’t seem like this is what he had in mind.
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