Hellraiser: Judgment Star Says Pinhead’s Bored In The Film


Ol’ Pinhead will find himself a bit bored in the imminent Hellraiser: Judgment.

Or so says Paul T. Taylor. The actor, who’s about to become the third person to play the iconic character, spoke to ComicBook.com ahead of Judgment‘s release next week (February 13th) and was sure to draw attention to his character’s long, bloody career of torturing souls.

I think it kind of came from the script. It came from Gary’s direction. In this script, it seems that Pinhead is in more of a sort of bored place, but the arrogance is all there. He has all the power. As he says unknowingly, he doesn’t know what’s going to happen, he says, ‘I have nothing to fear.’ He’s just at a place in his life where he’s jaded. I think he’s possibly older than he’s been before in other films, if you can age, a demon can age. In Clive Barker’s world, a demon certainly can age. If you’ve read the Scarlet Gospels.

After nine films, not to mention various appearances in other forms of media, it makes sense why Pinhead may be feeling a bit bored. He’s seen it all, really, and like Taylor mentions, he’s jaded and seemingly grown tired of everything. How that’ll play out in the movie itself remains unknown, but it’ll certainly be interesting exploring that aspect of the character.

Story-wise, we know that Judgment largely revolves around three unassuming detectives – namely Sean Carter, David Carter, and Christine Egerton – who are whisked off to a hellish landscape that looks a lot like the nightmarish offspring of Event Horizon and Jigsaw. It’s not for the faint of heart, then, and as the official plot summary teases, director Gary J. Tunnicliffe has cooked up a potent blast of old-school horror:

Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.

Cancel any and all Valentine’s Day plans, folks, as Lionsgate’s Hellraiser: Judgment will ooze onto Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on February 13th, and you can now place your pre-order on Amazon to secure your copy.