The next installment in the long running Hellraiser series has been in production for quite some time. With the last addition, Hellraiser: Revelations released direct to video in 2011, there has been no certainty on the release schedule for follow up. Until now. Director Gary J Tunnicliffe (who has been a longtime makeup artist on the series) recently spoke on what sights await us in Hellraiser: Judgement.
The synopsis for Hellraiser: Judgment is as follows:
Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?
Tunnicliffe spoke on some of his passion for Hellraiser: Judgment and how brutal the next installment has been.
I had the most fun on that I’ve ever had, and I’ve never worked so hard on a Hellraiser film, but we had a great time.
During the latest episode of The Movie Crypt Podcast, Tunnicliffe spoke with Adam Green and Joe Lynch regarding how some of these brutal scenes have impacted both the cast and crew.
We did two sequences where… one the actress almost passed out… a scene that you especially, Adam… you are going to freak the fuck out,” he continued. “I’ll tell you off air about it, and when I explain it to you, you’re going to be like, ‘Jesus Christ.’ Involving a small dog. No, the dog doesn’t get hurt. But it goes through some… trauma. And then we had three grips leave the set during a sequence when they said, ‘This is utterly screwed up.’
The Hellraiser films are no stranger to the macabre and brutal depictions of violence upon its characters. With the statement from Tunnicliffe , fans are certain to get another level of shock and gore coming to Hellraiser: Judgment.
Another change coming to Hellraiser: Judgment is the newest actor to take on the role of Pinhead, the hell priest. Paul T. Taylor will now be donning the pins and leather. The role was previously ruled by Doug Bradley for the majority of the Hellraiser series. Stephen Smith Collins took on the role for previous installment Hellraiser: Revelations.
The film will also see Nightmare on Elm Street’s Heather Langenkamp coming into Hellraiser: Judgment. Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, John Gulager, Mike Jay Regan, Diane Goldner , Andi Powers, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, and Grace Montie will also star.
Hopefully more news on the release date for Hellraiser: Judgment is on the horizon. In the meantime, stay with us here at Nightmare on Film Street as news comes. We have such sights to show you.