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Hellraiser
Demon to some. Angel to others.
( Horror )


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MPAA Rating:
R

US Runtime: 94 min

Premiere Date:
Sep 11, 1987   [UK]
 
Director: Clive Barker
 
Writers: Clive Barker   [novel The Hellbound Heart]
Clive Barker   [screenplay]
 
Producers: Mark Armstrong   [Executive Producer]
Christopher Figg   [Producer]
Selwyn Roberts   [Associate Producer]
David Saunders   [Executive Producer]
Christopher Webster   [Executive Producer]
 
Edited by: Tony Randel   [uncredited]
 
Production Design: Mike Buchanan
 
Production Companys: Cinemarque Entertainment BV
Film Futures
Rivdel Films
 


Cast:

Clare Higgins
Julia Cotton
Ashley Laurence
Kirsty Cotton
Sean Chapman
Frank Cotton
Oliver Smith
Frank the Monster
Robert Hines
Steve
Anthony Allen
1st Victim
Leon Davis
2nd Victim
Michael Cassidy
3rd Victim
Frank Baker
Derelict
Kenneth Nelson
Bill
Gay Baynes
Evelyn
 
Niall Buggy
Dinner Guest
Dave Atkins
Moving Man #1
Oliver Parker
Moving Man #2
Pamela Sholto
Complaining Customer
Doug Bradley
Lead Cenobite ((Pinhead))
Nicholas Vince
Chattering Cenobite
Simon Bamford
'Butterball' Cenobite
Grace Kirby
Female Cenobite
Sharon Bower
Nurse
Raul Newney
Doctor
 

Crew:

Daryl Bristow
wardrobe supervisor
Tom Collins
still photographer
Gary Donague
best boy
Tim Field
camera operator: Rostrum camera
Steve Foster
gaffer
 
Gary Hutchings
camera grip
Danny Shelmerdine
focus puller
David Worley
camera operator
Anne Atkins Young
music supervisor
 

Special Effects:

Effects Associates Ltd.
 
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Camera:
Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Laboratory:
Technicolor
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm

Quotes:

  • Lead Cenobite: We have such sights to show you!
     
  • Frank Cotton: Jesus wept.
     
  • Lead Cenobite: No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.
     
  • Kirsty Cotton: It's just a puzzle box.
     
  • Lead Cenobite: We will tear your soul apart.
     

Trivia:

  • The budget of this movie was $1,000,000. It earned about $20,000,000. It was the directing debut of Barker, who made only two short films before.
     
  • It took six hours to place Doug Bradley into the Pinhead makeup.
     
  • Doug Bradley was originally offered a choice of roles between one of the mattress movers and the Lead Cenobite. He originally thought it important that, as a new film actor, the audience should be see his face, and nearly turned down the Lead Cenobite role.
     
  • Doug Bradley's characters name wasn't "Pinhead". He was just named "lead cenobite", but was given the name shortly after the film opened.
     


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