Old school horror fans have been treated to the legendary revival of the franchise in recent years with Hallowe’en (2018) and Scream (2022). Added to that list of resurrections is the new reinvention of the 80s classic, hellraiserstreaming exclusively on Hulu.
Based on the same memorable world of supernatural horror set in Clive Barker’s 1986 novel, the hellish heart, the Hulu original film doesn’t seek to retrace any old ground by telling the exact stories of the previous films, of which there are 10 in all. Instead, hellraiser (2022) features a new Pinhead and a new plot, all with the familiar themes of pain and pleasure and the terrifyingly sadistic group of demons from a different dimension, the Cenobites. And the lore of The Lament Configuration, the mysterious puzzle box central to the franchise, gets extra special treatment, as the film delves into how the interdimensional contraption actually works.
The film is directed by David Bruckner, the man behind 2020 the house of the night and 2017 The ritual, with the help of screenwriters Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski and executive producer David S. Goyer. And notably, this is the first time author Barker has been directly involved in the film series since the original 1987 film.
So what can viewers expect, and how can they watch the revival of the old-school sci-fi horror franchise? This is what you need to know about the hellraiser (2022) release date, time, cast and plot.
When is hellraiser‘s release date?
hellraiser It had an advance theatrical release on September 28 at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and on October 4 at Beyond Fest in Santa Monica, California. The film will premiere on Hulu on Friday, October 7, 2022.
When is hellraiser‘s release time?
Hulu features new movies and TV shows at midnight Pacific, which is 3 a.m. Eastern Time.
Who is in the cast for hellraiser?
hellraiser stars Odessa A’zion (family) as protagonist Riley, and taking on the iconic spiked helm as the new female Hell Priest (aka Pinhead) is sense8 star Jamie Clayton. Apart from SuccessionThe recognizable Hiam Abbass, the Hulu original also features a cast of relative unknowns, including Yinka Olorunnife, Jason Liles, and Selina Lo as other cenobites, as well as Goran Višnjić (emergencies), Drew Starkey (external banks), Adam Faison, Brandon Flynn (13 reasons why) and Aoife Hinds.
What is the plot for? hellraiser?
Riley McKendry, a young addict struggling to recover, comes across an ancient puzzle box known as The Lament Configuration. What she doesn’t know is that by playing with the box she summons the Cenobites, a cult of supernatural sadomasochists from another dimension who prey on human desire by inflicting a mixture of pain and pleasure. In this resurrection (not remake) of the horror classic, viewers can expect more. hellraiser lore, themes of sexual pleasure and pain, and, you guessed it, lots of blood and body horror.
Is there an official trailer for hellraiser?
Yes, Hulu released the final trailer on September 20. It shows a sinister man in a suit enticing someone to solve the mysterious puzzle box and the cenobites soon arriving in ghoulish fashion to inflict horrific torture on their new set of victims.
There will be a hellraiser continuation?
No subsequent movies have been announced for the hellraiser franchise, but if the Hulu original does well, the streamer could definitely order a second installment. Interestingly, there is also a completely unrelated relationship hellraiser Television series currently in development for HBO Max, with David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, who worked on the hit Hallowe’en (2018) restart, linked to the project. Whether or not that will come to fruition is still unknown. Until then, you can stream the newest iteration just in time for the month of Halloween.
hellraiser premieres on Hulu on October 7, 2022.