Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser's Chatterer shares early makeup test shot and Cenobite call sheet

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Oct 20, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT (Updated)

We have such sights to show you!  Clive Barker's Hellraiser movie still scares the bloody bejesus out of me, so it's with minor trepidation that I deliver to you this killer makeup test shot and cast call sheet shared by the original Chatterer himself, actor Nicholas Burman-Vince. From his personal archives comes this creepy black-and-white early test still from 30 years ago, featuring Pinhead, Butterball and Chatterer in costume and makeup along with a cool production document dated back on Oct. 18, 1986.  

Check out this unseen piece of horror history and tell us if it spices up your Halloween season!

Here are the accompanying comments from Burman-Vince's Facebook page:

“Here’s a piece of history. Call sheet and photo of the makeup test for the Cenobites, 30 years ago today,” writers Burman-Vince. “You’ll see I was referred to as Poor Bastard on the call sheet – a term coined by Bob Keen, due to not being able to see, hear or speak in makeup. (I probably thought I was looking in the same direction as the others.)”

“Notable changes to the make ups were: Doug’s pins were literally pins, but didn’t ‘read’ on camera; so were replaced by ‘nails’ and he gained black contact lenses to cover his blue eyes. Chatterer’s teeth are pointed here, but Clive thought I didn’t look human, so the teeth you see in the film are replicas of mine taken from the molds for the dentures I wore.”

“Huge kudos to the makeup artists behind these wonderful images. Thanks to Stuart Conran for the call sheet and PhilandSarah Stokes Clive’s official archivists for the photo.”

(Via Dread Central)

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