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hellraiser is finally making a comeback after the unfortunate Hellraiser: Judgment was found submerged in troubled waters four years ago. Armed with a promising new team both in front of and behind the camera, not to mention a trailer that got our hopes up, hellraiser It looks like he’s going to come back in a big way.
Among that team is director David Bruckner, who, along with writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski and producers David S. Goyer and Keith Levine, were collectively responsible for masterminding the 2020 psychological horror film. the house of the night, which received two nominations from the Critics’ Choice Super Awards. And the whole team is back for some of the most brutal body horror on hellraiserthe last film in the franchise of the same name.
Clive Barker, who created the franchise and who will serve as producer, sold the rights to Entertainment Film Distributors in the late 1980s, prior to the release of the original. hellraiser movie, thinking it wouldn’t be as successful as it was. In fact, it would be a slap in the face for Barker if the franchise didn’t end up in good hands. Fortunately, Bruckner seems to have the best hands for this job and is all but determined to honor Barker’s work and ultimately do the franchise justice.
In an interview with ComicBook, Bruckner touched on the process that goes into honoring such a storied franchise without compromising his own cinematic ability.
I found myself truly in awe of what had been created, so you want to do justice and pay tribute where it is due. At the same time, you have to respect your process. A movie is something that takes you. It takes you to a place of your own, so you have to trust your inspirations at the same time. And of course, in doing this, there’s a lot to be excited about with Hellraiser.
He also did not rule out making a comeback for the future. hellraiser movies, largely due to the love he has gained for the franchise.
This is what we were able to achieve in this film. It’s easy to dream beyond these two hours of runtime, and if people accept it, I’d be honored to return to this world.
hellraiser releases on Hulu on October 7.