Pinhead (Hellraiser)

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Pinhead is a fictional character from the Hellraiser series, first appearing as an unnamed figure in the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart.wikipedia
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Hellraiser (franchise)

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Pinhead is a fictional character from the Hellraiser series, first appearing as an unnamed figure in the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart.
The films, as well as the comic book series, continually feature the Cenobite Pinhead.

The Scarlet Gospels

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Nearly thirty years after The Hellbound Heart was published, the character was given the designations the Hell Priest and the Cold Man in the sequels that followed, The Scarlet Gospels and Hellraiser: The Toll. He also appears in The Scarlet Gospels, in which he confronts Harry D'Amour.
The book concerns D'Amour's trip into Hell to rescue his friend from The Hell Priest, a character from Barker's previous works.

List of Hellraiser characters

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Like the other Cenobites, he lost all memory of his human identity following the transformation and serves the deity Leviathan by abducting others who solve the Lament Configuration and torture them in a labyrinth realm called Hell.
The films, as well as the comic book series, continually features the Cenobite Pinhead.

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

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In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), it is learned that Spencer's reversion to his human form caused the negative attributes of himself to manifest into an independent entity, which takes the form of Pinhead.
Following the events of Hellbound: Hellraiser II, in which the demon Pinhead (Bradley) is imprisoned in a statue, he resurrects himself by absorbing the life force of unlucky humans.

Clive Barker

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Pinhead is a fictional character from the Hellraiser series, first appearing as an unnamed figure in the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart.
Barker horror adaptations and spinoffs in comics include the Marvel/Epic Comics series Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Pinhead, The Harrowers, Book of the Damned, and Jihad; Eclipse Books' series and graphic novels Tapping The Vein, Dread, Son of Celluloid, Revelations The Life of Death, Rawhead Rex and The Yattering and Jack, and Dark Horse Comics' Primal, among others.

Hellraiser: Bloodline

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In Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) Pinhead allies himself with the demon princess Angelique, in order to force John Merchant (a descendant of the inventor who built the Lament Configuration) to create an unsealable gateway to Hell.
Directed by Kevin Yagher and Joe Chappelle, the film stars Doug Bradley as Pinhead, reprising his role and now the only remaining original character and cast member.

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The character's appearance in 1987's Hellraiser marked a significant departure from the standard 1980s depiction of horror film villains, who tended to either be completely mute, or provide glib commentary while killing their victims.

Hellraiser: Inferno

In Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) Pinhead appears primarily under the guise of police psychiatrist Doctor Paul Gregory, assuming his true form near the end to inform protagonist Detective Joseph Thorne that he has been in Hell for the duration of the film, and is being punished for his corruption and various misdeeds in life.
While undergoing therapy for his hallucinations, Thorne's psychiatrist reveals himself to be "Pinhead", the leader of a group of entities known as the Cenobites, who use the puzzle box as a portal between their realm and the mortal realm.

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In the Pinhead/Marshal Law crossover series, it is revealed that Pinhead's human incarnation, Captain Spencer, took part in the Battle of the Somme.
That year also saw the character return to Epic Comics for a two-issue series pitting the Marshal against Clive Barker's Pinhead character.

Hellraiser: Judgment

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In Hellraiser: Judgment (2018), Pinhead is portrayed by Paul T. Taylor.
Although Tunnicliffe asked actor Doug Bradley to return as priest of hell Pinhead (a series mainstay), Bradley declined when he learned that he would be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to read the script.

Epic Comics

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The character appears in various Hellraiser comics and received his own comic miniseries, entitled Pinhead, published by Marvel Comics' Epic Comics imprint.

Doug Bradley

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In the first eight Hellraiser films, Pinhead is portrayed by Doug Bradley.
Douglas William Bradley (born 7 September 1954) is an English actor, best known for his role as the lead Cenobite "Pinhead" in the Hellraiser film series.

Hellraiser: Deader

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In Hellraiser: Deader (2005) Pinhead appears several times to reporter Amy Klein after she tinkers with the box, a central relic of a cult she is investigating.
She returns to her hotel and opens the box, triggering an apparent dream in which she summons Pinhead (Doug Bradley).

Hellraiser: Revelations

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In Hellraiser: Revelations (2011), Pinhead is physically portrayed by Stephan Smith Collins, with Fred Tatasciore providing the voice.
Due to the quick turnaround time and the rushed production, series star Doug Bradley declined to participate, making this the first entry in the series in which he does not play Pinhead.

The Bloody Red Baron

Captain Spencer has a cameo appearance in the novel The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman, in which he is working as an agent of the Diogenes Club.

Hellraiser: Hellworld

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Pinhead appears as a fictional character in Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005).
It is also the final film to feature actor, Doug Bradley as Pinhead.

Cenobite (Hellraiser)

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Pinhead is one of the leaders of the Cenobites, formerly humans but transformed into creatures which reside in an extradimensional realm, who travel to Earth through a puzzle box called the Lament Configuration in order to harvest human souls.
The first Cenobite became Butterball, the second Pinhead, the third Chatterer, and the fourth The Female.

Kirsty (Hellraiser)

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In Hellraiser (1987), Kirsty Cotton unintentionally summons Pinhead and the Cenobites, but is spared on condition that she lead the Cenobites to her uncle, Frank Cotton, who had escaped them.
Toying with the puzzle box, Kirsty solves and inadvertently summons the sadomasochistic demons known as the Cenobites and their leader, Pinhead (Doug Bradley).

Harry D'Amour

He also appears in The Scarlet Gospels, in which he confronts Harry D'Amour.
He returns as a major character in the novel Everville, and appears alongside Pinhead in Barker's book The Scarlet Gospels.

Hellraiser: Hellseeker

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In Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002) Pinhead serves a role similar to the one he fulfilled in Inferno.
Just as he is about to uncover a dead body on an operating table, the Cenobite Pinhead (Doug Bradley) appears and reveals the truth to Trevor.

Fred Tatasciore

In Hellraiser: Revelations (2011), Pinhead is physically portrayed by Stephan Smith Collins, with Fred Tatasciore providing the voice.

Horror icon

According to Taylor, "[Pinhead] was always my favorite horror icon because he was the most twisted and intelligent in my mind."
Pinhead from Hellraiser and Tarman, a zombie from The Return of the Living Dead went on to become icons due to their unique designs.

Hellraiser

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In Hellraiser (1987), Kirsty Cotton unintentionally summons Pinhead and the Cenobites, but is spared on condition that she lead the Cenobites to her uncle, Frank Cotton, who had escaped them. The name "Pinhead" is derived from a sobriquet given to him by the crew of the first Hellraiser film; he is first credited as such in Hellbound: Hellraiser II.
To complete his resurrection, he requires more blood which Julia provides while Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence), Larry's daughter, discovers Frank's puzzlebox which leads her to meet with the Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley).

Halloween (franchise)

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According to Clive Barker, as the writing of the Hellraiser script took place during the height of the A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween film series, his intended portrayal of Pinhead as an articulate and intelligent character was initially not well received by the producers: some suggested that Pinhead should act more like Freddy Krueger and crack jokes, while others suggested that he be a silent character like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.
Zombie also wanted to reinvent the character, as he felt Michael, along with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Pinhead, had become too familiar to audiences, and as a result, less scary.

Freddy Krueger

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According to Clive Barker, as the writing of the Hellraiser script took place during the height of the A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween film series, his intended portrayal of Pinhead as an articulate and intelligent character was initially not well received by the producers: some suggested that Pinhead should act more like Freddy Krueger and crack jokes, while others suggested that he be a silent character like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.
In the episode "That Hurts Me," Freddy appears as a housemate of "Horror Movie Big Brother", alongside other famous slasher movie killers such as Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Pinhead and Ghostface.