Doug Bradley is back in the original Pinhead makeup after 12 years

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May 15, 2017, 11:22 PM EDT (Updated)

Briitsh actor Doug Bradley, best known for his chilling portrayal of the chief Cenobite, Pinhead, has not worn the familiar white makeup since 2005's Hellraiser: Hellworld, but an upcoming fan interaction at Mad Monster Party in Scottsdale, Arizona, will resurrect the terrifying visage.

Makeup and special effects master Tom Savini (Creepshow, From Dusk 'Til Dawn) has teamed up with Bradley to create The Pinhead Experience, an intimate horror event this weekend where Hellraiser faithful will be able to absorb an unprecedented level of exquisite fear as they get up close and personal with Doug Bradley in his original Pinhead costume and makeup. For this momentous occasion, Kyle Roberts and Steve Tolin of Tolin FX handled the makeup, with the legendary Tom Savini acting as a consultant.

Here's the original announcement from Bradley's Facebook page:

When fans and show organizers started to ask about the possibility of a Pinhead photo op with Doug a few years back, we dismissed it as an impossibility. Almost nothing relating to Pinhead existed anymore. No makeup. No costume. Not even a life cast. Besides, shaking hands and “posing” for a picture with Pinhead seemed like a silly idea. The more time went on, the more the questions persisted and the more we talked about it. An idea evolved. If Pinhead can’t enter the fans’ world, how can we bring you into his? We wanted to present an experience and not just a photograph, as close to stepping on set with Doug as Pinhead as we could make it.

Check out the first image of Bradley wearing the Pinhead paint and prongs from a test session this week in Pittsburgh, then tell us if you'd jump at the chance to hang out with Hellraiser royalty.

(Via Bloody Disgusting)