One of the highlights of Panos Cosmatos’s Mandy were the Cenobite-esque gang of bikers who consume mass quantities of highly addictive hallucinogens. It seems clear that the filmmaker was taking inspiration from the S&M clad demons created by Clive Barker. It turns out that, before Mandy, Cosmatos actually wrote a screenplay treatment for a Hellraiser reboot, one that sticks close to the original source material: Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart.
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The video above is part of Mr. H’s exploration of Hellraiser movies that never came to fruition. He narrates the entire treatment, and his smooth baritone is perfect for conveying the spooky vibe of the material. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
If you missed Mandy in 2018, check out the trailer and synopsis below.
In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with deadly fire.
Mandy stars Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache. You can purchase the film on Blu-ray/DVD or stream it exclusively on Shudder.