A few weeks ago, we told you about relative newcomer Stephan Smith Collins, who was announced as the replacement for Doug Bradley as the new Pinhead in the ninth Hellraiser movie, Hellraiser: Revelations. Now we have the first look at the actor in his complete Cenobite gear.
Hellraiser: Revelations was written by long-time Hellraiser FX artist Gary Tunnicliffe and will be released on DVD in 2011. The storyline:
centers around a dinner party held by one of the families of two late teenage boys who ran away and went missing in Mexico. Strange video footage and items were found at their last known location, but nothing has been heard from them for over a year. The dinner party is filled with tension and strange revelations. But the evening takes an even more bizarre turn when one of the boys—beaten, bloodied, exhausted and terrified—turns up. Relief and joy are mixed with a myriad of questions and concerns and soon a mass of secrets, hidden agendas and evil truths take us on a journey into the bizarre and terrifying world of Pinhead and the Cenobites.
Tunnicliffe says he originally pitched the story as a potential remake following a dream he had, but Dimension went the sequel route again after toying with the idea of a reboot last year.
When asked how it felt to apply the full Pinhead makeup to an actor other than Bradley, Tunnicliffe said:
I was actually saved from that surreal experience as I was busy working for Wes Craven on Scream 4 during the shoot of Hellraiser:Revelations. I was able to supervise the majority of FX over the Internet and over the phone and Mike Regan and my crew took care of everything. For the actual application of the Pinhead make-up I turned the duties over to a good friend and excellent make up artist Richard Redlefsen. Truthfully, I don't know if I could have applied it anyway, it might have been just too weird and I would have simply missed Doug too much!
It's good to see that the famous leader of the Cenobites has kept the same makeup and costume, because we wouldn't want it any other way; and while there's no arguing that Smith Collins does look terrifyingly good in it, we can't help but feel that we still miss Doug Bradley. In the meanwhile, if you want to know more about the movie, check out the complete interview with Tunnicliffe over at Shock Till You Drop.
So what do you think of Stephan Smith Collins' look as Pinhead?
(via Shock Till You Drop]