Clive Barker’s original 1987 “Hellraiser” will receive the reboot treatment. Barker took to Facebook to reveal the development plan on the upcoming remake of the horror film he wrote and directed.

He wrote:

“A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film,”

“The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension,” he went on, adding that he has “officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.”  “What can I tell you about it?”


‘Hellraiser’ is written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella ‘The Hellbound Heart’

Barker continues:

“Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor.”

The question everyone is asking, will Doug Bradley return as Pinhead?

He said:

“Much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed,”

Hellraiser tells the chilling tale of a man brought partially back to life by the blood of his brother. He befriends his sister-in-law who agrees to supply the blood he requires to live, but he is still haunted by the evil forces which held him captive in death.

Check out the 1987 trailer for “Hellraiser” to refresh your memory