Demon to some. Angel to others.
( Horror )

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MPAA Rating:

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


Clare Higgins
Julia Cotton
Ashley Laurence
Kirsty Cotton
Sean Chapman
Frank Cotton
Oliver Smith
Frank the Monster
Robert Hines
Anthony Allen
1st Victim
Leon Davis
2nd Victim
Michael Cassidy
3rd Victim
Frank Baker
Kenneth Nelson
Gay Baynes
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
Raul Newney


Daryl Bristow
wardrobe supervisor
Tom Collins
still photographer
Gary Donague
best boy
Tim Field
camera operator: Rostrum camera
Steve Foster
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:

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


  • Lead Cenobite: The box. You opened it. We came.
  • Frank Cotton: Jesus wept.
  • Frank Cotton: I thought I'd gone to the limits. I hadn't. The Cenobites gave me an experience beyond limits... pain and pleasure, indivisible.
  • Kirsty Cotton: It's just a puzzle box.
  • Kirsty Cotton: Who are you?
    Lead Cenobite: Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some. Angels to others.


  • Doug Bradley's characters name wasn't "Pinhead". He was just named "lead cenobite", but was given the name shortly after the film opened.
  • It took six hours to place Doug Bradley into the Pinhead makeup.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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