David Bruckner’s Pinhead Is a Satisfyingly Gory Return to Form

David Bruckner's Pinhead Is a Satisfyingly Gory Return to Form

Clive Barker brought his novella The Hellbound Heart to the silver screen in 1987’s hellraiser, which inspired one of the biggest horror franchises of all time. Unfortunately, the exhausting line of sequels begged for its legacy to finally have a much-deserved rest. The Night House director David Bruckner had his own sights to show the world in a new adaptation of Barker’s novella that is a return to form for the graphic horror franchise.

‘Hellraiser’ brings a new adaptation of Clive Barker’s novella

'Hellraiser' Pinhead/The Priest (Jamie Clayton).  She has black eyes and pins stabbed all over her head looking straight ahead.
Jamie Clayton as Pinhead | Spyglass Media Group.

Riley (Odessa A’zion) is a young woman working through her drug addiction. She’s six months clean when she starts a relationship with Trevor (Drew Starkey), but her brother, Matt (Brandon Flynn), disapproves of him. However, their bickering only further pushes Riley into Trevor’s arms, when he then convinces her to help him break into a wealthy man’s shipping container to make some major cash.

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