Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Sony Cancels Release Of The Interview
Seth Rogen film on hold after hack attack and warnings
Chris Pratt Features In A New Jurassic World Image
Happy Holidays from him and his raptor
Jim Carrey May Go Into Deep Cover
He's considering a new comedy pitch
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
05 November 2014
Clive Barker Delivers New Hellraiser Screenplay
Second draft delivered to the Weinsteins
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Terminator: Genisys
26 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Drive Angry (2011)
Empire Star Rating
My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)
Empire Star Rating
The Cottage (2008)
Empire Star Rating
White Noise: The Light (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Dracula 2001
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Hellraiser Trailer Online
It'll tear your sides apart

22 August 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  

submit to reddit

If you knew it was happening at all, your expectations for the ninth instalment in the original Hellraiser franchise may have been somewhat low. Prepare to drop them further, if you dare to take a look at the trailer for Hellraiser: Revelations.

To recap, this is a stopgap release from Dimension, to prevent their rights lapsing before Patrick Lussier can get going on his reboot, which ought to be a bigger deal. Revelations was knocked together in record time on a tiny budget (estimated at under a million bucks), circumstances it's apparently attempted to get around by going the found-footage route to some extent. Sadly, on this evidence, it still plays like a fan film, an impression not helped by Stephan Smith Collins' karaoke Pinhead. Doug Bradley, probably wisely, wasn't interested.

Nick Eversman (Vampires Suck) and Jay Gillespie (2001 Maniacs) star as Steve and Nico, backpackers in Mexico looking for dodgy new experiences and, natch, stumbling across the famous Hellraiser puzzlebox. Victor Garcia (Mirrors 2Return to House on Haunted Hill) is the director, and the screenplay is by FX make-up guru Gary Tunnicliffe.

Original Hellraiser author and director Clive Barker took to the Twitter-sphere over the weekend to blast the production: "I want to put on record that the flick out there using the word Hellraiser is no fuckin' child of mine! I have nothing to do with the fuckin' thing. If they claim it's 'from the mind of Clive Barker', it's a lie. It's not even from my butthole."

Given a very brief theatrical run in the US as part of a double bill with the equally wretched Children of the Corn: Genesis, Hellraiser: Revelations will to all intents and purposes go straight to DVD there in time for Hallowe'en. The last three Hellraisers (Hellseeker, Deader and Hellworld) still haven't been released in the UK at all (although R2 DVDs are available from Europe), so we may never see it here. Tragic loss? Discuss below.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Contagion One-Sheet Lands
Aaaaaaaaatishoo
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Epic
Made for the pricely sum of £6.50 and whatever spare change was down the back of the sofa. I'll even let them use that one on the poster if they want. More

Posted by sanchia at 20:31 on 22 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Epic
"its not even from my butthole!" More

Posted by kumar at 20:26 on 22 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
Give up on the series after the 5th film, love the 2nd film. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 12:46 on 22 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
This makes all those hellraiser sequels look like masterpieces!! that really was bad. Im guess in hell pinheads had not alot to do but eat pies?? More

Posted by Frank Castle at 12:45 on 22 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Trailor
cking Lord More

Posted by JIm R at 10:33 on 22 August 2011 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Review Of 2014: Empire's Interviews Of The Year
Crews! Chan! Chickens?! The chats we loved in 2014...

Gallery: Peter Jackson Prop Art: The Bigiatures
An exclusive look inside the director's secret warehouse

Review Of 2014: The Best TV Moments Of The Year
We celebrate the small screen's biggest scenes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)