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Hellraiser Remake Gets Writers
Saw IV scribes bringing back Pin Head

18 February 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: ShockTillYouDrop

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ShockTillYouDrop is reporting that the imminent Hellraiser remake – now called Clive Barker Presents: Hellraiser – has found its writers in Marcus Dunston and Patrick Melton.

Dunston and Melton are best known for writing the fourth and fifth installments in the Saw franchise. That makes them pretty well suited to penning this, but suggests it might be a bit more gory than the 1987 original, which was already somewhat gross.

Hellraiser is the story of a man who solves a puzzle that opens the doorway to Hell. He's taken their by a distinctly unattractive group called the Cenobites, who want to keep him in their world of pain, until his ex-lover finds a way to bring him back. So begins a story of murder, the occult and over-enthusiastic facial piercings.

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Your Comments

RE: Waste of time
What's wrong with the old motto "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."?? I don't want to see another classic horror franchise be subjected to a 'modern interpretation'. More

Posted by Mrs. Robinson at 17:59 on 20 February 2008 | Report This Post

Waste of time
Have all thoughts of originality gone out of the window? This is pointless and detrimental to the original which is a great horror film. What next? A re-make of the Evil Dead?! More

Posted by shakeyjakey at 09:50 on 20 February 2008 | Report This Post

Hellraper!
Blah blah, hellraiser, fucking blah remake blah!   More like hellraper, The weinsteins only fuck stuff up. They should try something original like eating their own shit.     More

Posted by kinge247 at 19:33 on 19 February 2008 | Report This Post

THE WRITERS
WHY IS SOMETHING SO ICONIC AS HELLRAISER BEING RE-WRITTEN BY THE FOURTH AND FIFTH SAW WRITERS OR EVEN AT ALL??....I FEEL THE ONLY HORROR WILL BE ANOTHER MASSACRE OF A CLASSIC More

Posted by gjc7777 at 09:55 on 19 February 2008 | Report This Post

They also wrote the briiliant Feast
Im not worried, I think the script will be solid. More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 17:06 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

...FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS SACRED, WHY!!!
They know a good chunk of us will go and see if even if just to talk about how shit it is, shouldn't have been made etc etc. They won't stop with these poitless remakes until their pockets start to take a hit. How bout we start boycotting pointless remakes... at least of any high profile film made within the last 25 - 30 years? More

Posted by bronco3114 at 17:04 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

Is this what the strike was about?
why is ther no original scripts coming out stupid remakes and sequels are so pointless More

Posted by jighooligan at 16:55 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Problem with all the remakes, reimagining and sequals of horror icons is they can never be as scary second time round. What made Jason, Freddy, Michael, Cenobites, Leatherface and the scream killer scary was theat they were unknowen and a total head fuck. Once we got to know them, not as scary. Jeepers Creepers managed to complete the life cycle of a horror creature with one movie. Pinhead isn't scary anymore. More

Posted by blackduck at 14:29 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
"Clive Barker  Presents..." sounds like a bad tv show More

Posted by kumar at 11:30 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

When the FUCK wil it END!? I am so sick of remakes!!! Why do people make them / watch them? I saw the Texas Chainsaw remake. Never watched another since. Pathetic. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:27 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

WHAT HAPPENED TO CLIVE BARKER!!!!!
I'm a big fan of the frnachise i have the five films that are released here and plan on buying the other three very soon, enough of me I am so very angry with the weinsteins who are producing the new film the have fucked up another franchise/film (mimic/grindhouse) why? because they are fucking idiots i didn't like saw 4 it was nothing a sequel should be and they should have kept it as a trilogy not pentology the weinsteins are egotistacle fuckwads who are so far up their arses they don't see wh More

Posted by dave_0989 at 10:12 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

I'm excited..
..by the movie, not the concept of pain. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 09:58 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

no imagination
Why do they insist on remakes, i thought the writers strike was over, we want originality please, thats what writers get paid for. More

Posted by cjkip76 at 09:56 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

Why?
Hellraiser is one of the scariest, gory , fun horror movies around, why bother remaking it? Oh hang on, these are probably the people who thought it was a good idea to remake The Omen, The Amityville Horror, Psycho... More

Posted by Simon124 at 09:26 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

But Saw IV wasn't really that great was it?
It was probably better than Hellraiser IV though. I thought Clive Barker had been invited to write the screenplay for the remake. Obviously he didn't put in enough ridiculous sped-up mtv style jump cuts. In summation: the Saw films suck. More

Posted by the_only_man_who_can at 08:50 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

Leave it alone!!! More

Posted by bendoofus at 08:45 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

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