Hellraiser 30th Anniversary
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
It was in 1987 that we were introduced to the infamous Pinhead in Hellraiser. One of the most iconic characters, he is summoned by opening a puzzle box called the Lament Configuration.
Hellraiser (1987) follows the story of Kirsty who steals the puzzle and solves it, summoning the cenobites who deem themselves as explorers from another dimension seeking experiences but who can no longer see the difference between pain and pleasure. In essence, we find out that the puzzle box is people’s desire to experience a pleasure that they believe there getting. In addition, by summoning Pinhead unleashes a torturous and painful experience ultimately leading to the summoner’s death by stretching their skin with chains. Pinhead and his crew called the Cenobites are also disfigured and gruesome making for truly scary Villains. This scary and chilling horror flick makes for a fun night.
This year, Hellraiser is celebrating its 30th anniversary since its release. In celebration, a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of the official soundtrack for Hellraiser is being remastered and released as an Audio CD or Vinyl record. Along with the remastered compositions, a Hellraiser poster will also be part of the collection. Although prices will vary, the vinyl as of this posting on Amazon.com, is $25 and the Audio recording is roughly $14.
For any Horror Fanatics, this is certainly something you should look into as part of your classic horror collection. Who’s your favorite iconic demon?
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