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“HELLRAISER” is coming to HBO with “HALLOWEEN” director

Monday, April 27, 2020 | News


Joining the new feature based on Clive Barker’s classic Cenobite saga (which we reported on here), now a series version is in the works as well.

Deadline reports that HBO is developing a HELLRAISER series, and that David Gordon Green, who helmed the HALLOWEEN reboot and recently wrapped HALLOWEEN KILLS, will direct the pilot and several other episodes. The show is being written by Mark Verheiden (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, DAREDEVIL, THE MASK) and Michael Dougherty (KRAMPUS, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, TRICK ’R TREAT); the trio are also among the executive producers.

According to Deadline, “The idea is to create an elevated continuation and expansion of the well-established HELLRAISER mythology. It is by no means a remake, but rather assumes the past mythology to be a given. The centerpiece remains Pinhead, the pincushion-headed merciless leader of the Cenobites, the formerly humans-turned-demons that live in an extra-dimensional realm and are activated through a puzzle box called the Lament Configuration. The Cenobites come from hell to harvest human souls and keep balance between good and evil.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).