Back in November we told you about an upcoming documentary called Leviathan, the latest addition to the growing trend of comprehensive fan-made docs which will cover the making of both Hellraiser and its first sequel.
Today comes the exciting word that production is nearing completion, and you’ll find full details by opening up that weird box that sits in front of you…
… or by simply reading on, if you prefer.
After wrapping interviews with the original film’s third assistant director, Rupert Ryle-Hodges, as well as make-up effects artists Beverly Pond-Jones and Simon Sayce, the latter of whom designed and created the iconic puzzle box, the UK portion of the documentary’s production is now completed.
Sayce shared never-before-seen original design images for the Lament Configuration box and even revealed hidden meanings within the box’s design. All of that information will be included as part of the documentary in addition to a wealth of other rare images and behind-the-scenes stories.
The documentary crew will soon be heading to the US to film interviews with Doug “Pinhead” Bradley and Hellraiser 2 director Tony Randel.
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a feature length documentary uncovering the history, making of, and unknown details of the making of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II films.
With interviews and testimonies from those most closely involved, it will bring a comprehensive insight to these classic cult films.
Following the story of the films from their inception through production to release and their subsequent lives and growing fan base, fans and those less familiar with the films will see the technical skills, the creative ideas, the symbolism, and the legacy of these movies.
Delving deep into the director’s vision and ambitions for the project, Leviathan explores where he came from, where his career had taken him, and the inspiration for the story and world he created… the story of his journey of making them and how close they came to his vision at the time and how he feels about them over 25 years later.
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