On the eve of release, a deleted scene and strangely hilarious gag reel for Hellraiser: Judgment have been summoned up from the fiery depths of hell.
The former comes to us by way of Bloody Disgusting and places detectives Sean Carter (Damon Carney) and Christine Egerton (Alexandra Harris) in a nondescript church, where they ramble on about religion, the Old Testament, and their own struggles as lapsed Christians.
You can see why it didn’t make the cut, as it’s a little cliché and doesn’t necessarily advance the plot, but fans of Hellraiser will still find comfort in this human-oriented scene that takes place far beyond the bowels of Pinhead’s lair.
Speaking of which, Screen Rant completed today’s unofficial one-two punch by releasing Judgment‘s gag reel, which finds fun behind the torturous horror and sadomasochism, followed by a shot of Pinhead, an ancient (immortal?) being of indescribable power, fudging his lines.
And though Judgment ought to be celebrated as a landmark achievement for the cult Hellraiser franchise, Matt Donato, our resident horror fiend, found Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s gruesome horror pic to be lacking in bite, writing that Hellraiser: Judgment is a “stuffy police procedural masquerading as a torturous Pinhead franchise entry.”
That’s disappointing, then, as horror enthusiasts have been waiting for Pinhead and the Cenobites to return for an awful long time. Perhaps this will turn out to be the franchise’s final nail in the coffin? Or are you still of the belief that an 11th installment is still on the cards? You can, as always, chime in with your own thoughts via the comments section.
Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment will ooze onto Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on February 13th – just in time for the most romantic day of the year – and can be picked up via Amazon.
Source: Bloody Disgusting