In the films, the character is first referred to as "Pinhead" onscreen in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, a nickname proposed by glib protagonist Joey Summerskill. Lucifer mortally wounds the Hell Priest, who then rapes Norma Paine to death and blinds Harry before dying. It now runs to more than 350 pages, and is Barker’s first novel for adults since 2007. Angels to others. Bargaining with Kirsty, she has her take his place so he can return to humanity. "[9] Starting with the third film, Pinhead is more glib and also openly irreverent toward Christianity, mockingly imitating the stigmata and remarking "not quite" when someone seeing him exclaims "Jesus Christ. In the first eight Hellraiser films, Pinhead is portrayed by Doug Bradley. The redesign was criticised by Clive Barker as being too bloody: "I don't think that's right. When Clive Barker adapted the novella into the 1987 film Hellraiser, he referred to the character in early drafts as "the Priest" but the final film gave no name. ", and later on mockingly imitates the stigmata in a church, and states in the fourth "Do I look like someone who cares what God thinks?" Studios anthology comic book mini-series Hellraiser: The Beastiary (2015). Published by Marvel Comics' Epic Comics imprint in the 1990s, the original Hellraiser comics follow the canon of the movies rather than Barker's original novella, referring to the lead Cenobite as Pinhead. In the comic book series, Pinhead is depicted as the latest incarnation of the cenobite spirit Xipe Totec, an entity derived from Aztec mythology. A spin-off miniseries was entitled Pinhead. A year later, Elliott Spencer appears on Earth, human once again and no longer fully remembering his existence as a Cenobite. During World War I, Spencer saw a collection of dead bodies hanging from a tree and considered it to be beautiful and also confirmation that there was no order to the world. [41], This article is about the Hellraiser character. [36][38] In Hellraiser: Revelations, Pinhead is prepared to take Emma to the Cenobite realm but reconsiders when other characters explain she was forced to open the puzzle box at gunpoint by her boyfriend Nico. In the original novella and first movie, the Cenobites refuse to return to their dimension without a human soul, immediately targeting the person who opened the puzzle box. The book has been in the works for over 20 years, with Barker originally envisaging it as a short story. And a frozen grief. Each of the four primary Cenobites from The Hellbound Heart were featured in the film, with appearances based upon their descriptions in the book. Doug Bradley as Captain Elliott Spenser in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. As per Barbie Wilde's story in "Hellbound Hearts", h… At this point, there was no back story for the character, but I had discussed this with Clive and we had agreed that he had once been human. Kirsty is now married to Trevor, a corrupt insurance agent who plots to have her killed in a murder-for-money scheme, using Lemarchand's box to "cleanly" kill Kirsty without the evidence pointing to himself, his mistress, or his conspirators. Studios comics, plotted by Clive Barker (and written by him and several other creators), follow the mythology of the first three Hellraiser films and expand it. When Spencer's spirit willingly merges with him once again, the fusion regains Pinhead's previous sense of restraint and belief that he must follows the rules of his station. Years later, during the scripting of Hellraiser, the same design was applied to Pinhead's face to give the same effect. The Engineer was drastically altered for the film, taking the form of a giant creature with characteristics of different predatory animals. Pinhead was born Elliott Spencer and opened the Lament Configuration after becoming disenchanted with human life from his service in World War I. A pretty good definition of Hell for me. In Hellraiser: Deader (2003) Pinhead appears several times to reporter Amy Klein after she tinkers with the box, a central relic of a cult she is investigating. In the film, the character was simply credited as the "Lead Cenobite". For the Puppet Master character, see, CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (, "Wanna Know Who Your New Master Is? In this film, he goes by the title of "Engineer", a name derived from the lead cenobite in Clive Barker's original novella. Cenobites are usually only summoned to Earth through puzzle boxes, such as one called the Lemarchand Configuration (known as the Lament Configuration in the movies). When Bradley first donned the Pinhead makeup, he spent a few minutes alone in his room getting into character by looking at himself in the mirror. According to Clive Barker, as the writing of the Hellraiser script took place during the height of the A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween film series, his intended portrayal of Pinhead as an articulate and intelligent character was initially not well received by the producers: some suggested that Pinhead should act more like Freddy Krueger and crack jokes, while others suggested that he be a silent character like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers. The Female and Butterball make appearances in the novel The Scarlet Gospels, while Chatterer appears in all but two of the Hellraiser films. ", The Pinhead makeup took six hours to apply. In the Harrowing storyline, Pinhead is revealed to have been romantically involved with a cenobite named Merkova, who was killed by the disciples of Morte Mamme, the sister and rival of Leviathan. Without human influence, Pinhead is unbound by the laws of the Cenobite Hell as he manifests on Earth after being trapped in the form of an intricately carved pillar with writhing figures and distorted faces etched into the surface. A perpetual, unconscious grieving for the man he had once been, for a life and a face he couldn't even remember. In order to act in the physical world, Pinhead needs to have been purposely summoned through the Lament Configuration, though this in itself is not usually enough for Pinhead to target the puzzle-solver: in Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Pinhead stops the Cenobites from torturing an emotionally traumatised girl who was manipulated as a proxy into opening the Configuration, remarking "...it is not hands that call us, it is desire." In the fourth film he is presented as a megalomaniac bent on world domination,[19] and by the fifth he acts as a judge, punishing those who open the box for their sins by making them face their personal demons. The protagonist Kirsty also wonders if other puzzle boxes might open doorways to Heavenly dimensions. Opening it causes the real Pinhead to appear, praising the boy's ingenuity before ordering a pair of Cenobites to kill the host. Frank's niece and Julia's step-daughter Kirsty Cotton unintentionally summons the Cenobites, led by Pinhead who explains they are "angels to some, demons to others." As writer-director Gary J. Tunnicliffe explained, "This is a very no-nonsense Pinhead. In the script for the original film, Barker describes Pinhead and the other cenobites as "demons" in his notes; the character himself, however, upon capturing Kirsty Cotton, identifies himself as neither explicitly angelic nor demonic, stating that he and his fellow entourage are "Explorers in the further regions of experience. He is set to appear in The Scarlet Gospels, in which he will confront Harry D'Amour. They are amoral creatures, seeing no real difference between pain and pleasure, prizing and hoarding the human souls they harvest. As the troupe grew, she would form a maternal relationship with the dwarf Ma Petite and an innocent romance with fellow \"pinhead\" Salty, to whom she was informally married in a mock ceremony. However, neither he nor any of his followers have been able to open it. Studios comics imply that Spencer was not the first Hell Priest or Pontifex and indicate that others will be recruited to fill the role if he ever leaves or is destroyed. Black However, neither he nor any of his followers have been able to open it. Studios, Barker refers to the character as "the Priest." Their home dimension is vaguely implied to either be Hell or one of many dimensional realms that might be Hell or serve as the inspiration for stories of Hell. In his introduction to Newman's collection The Original Doctor Shade and Other Stories, author Neil Gaiman claims Kim Newman was part of a group of friends who inspired the depiction of the Cenobites.[16]. In 2011, a new Hellraiser comic book series was published by Boom! Reporter Joey Summerskill discovers Elliott Spencer's soul in Limbo. According to Taylor, "[Pinhead] was always my favorite horror icon because he was the most twisted and intelligent in my mind." Summerskill then uses the Lament Configuration to banish the restored Cenobite back to Hell.[18]. For Pinhead specifically, Barker drew inspiration from African fetish sculptures. Demons to some. After Amy is captured by the group's leader, Winter, she learns he is a descendant of puzzle creator Phillip Lemarchand, and believes that it is his birthright to control the box and, thereby, the Cenobites. His preferred method of attack is by summoning hooks and chains to mutilate victims, often pulling said victims in several directions to tear them apart. This brings him into conflict with the demon Princess Angelique, who prefers to recruit agents through seduction rather than force. In the script for the original film, Barker describes Pinhead and the other cenobites as "demons" in his notes; the character himself, however, upon capturing Kirsty Cotton, identifies himself as neither explicitly angelic or demonic, stating that he and his fellow entourage are "Explorers in the further regions of experience. Amy successfully opens the box, but rather than submit to Winter, Pinhead instead kills him and his followers for attempting to control it. Demons to some. Pinhead is a fictional character from the Hellraiser series, mostly serving as the main antagonist. Pinhead is shown in all his appearances to be accompanied by other denizens of Hell, an entourage that is referred to in the Boom! In Barker's later prose work, the Pinhead character did not appear again for some time, but the Cenobites were occasionally referenced as the "Surgeons" or the "Order of the Gash." King Saturn says: "DRDOOMSDAY-360 says:"(( the winner is me ))"Not so fast buddy. [34] When Bradley first donned the Pinhead makeup, he spent a few minutes alone in his room getting into character by looking at himself in the mirror. Traveling to India after the war in 1921, Elliot purchased the Lament C… Later, Kirsty arranges for Spencer's memories to be restored. The most consistent members of his Cenobium are a trio of Cenobites known as Butterball, The Female, and Chatterer. After attempting and failing to kill occult detective Harry D'Amour, the Hell Priest decides the detective will witness and chronicle his rise to power. As unworldly as Pinhead seems in these films, director Anthony Hickox emphasizes Physical information In both Hellraiser and Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Kirsty Cotton bargains with Pinhead to offer him other souls in exchange for her own (in particular, her human adversaries), and appeals to the villain's vanity and pride while doing so. His name is derived from a sobriquet given to him by the crew of the first Hellraiser film. Subject to being taken to the Cenobite realm for having opened the box, Amy instead chooses to commit suicide. All of Hell is then destroyed by an unseen force, including the Hell Priest's remains. After claiming not only Frank but also Julia, the Cenobites turn on Kirsty, but she uses the puzzle box to banish them back to their realm. In the film's climax, the host discovers that the Hellraiser mythos is based on fact, and that his son had come into possession of a real Lemarchand box. "[9] The following year, Barker adapted the novella into the first Hellraiser film, introducing the Cenobites to a wider audience. [28], In 2011, Barker began writing a series of Hellraiser comics for BOOM! A quote attributed to Barker on Movie Pilot in an article published on February 17 of this year states: “One of the things I’m trying to do in the story with D’Amour and Pinhead is, I actually want to kind of make Pinhead feel fucked. During this battle, occult detective Harry D'Amour attempts to help the US government stop the chaos, guided by his psychic friend Norma Paine and Spencer's former lieutenant, the Cenobite known as the Female. The seventh film reverts closer to the original film, with the Cenobites responsible for pleasure and pain, but the characters seem more demonic as in later installments. The production and make-up crew nicknamed the character "Pinhead" and fans accepted the sobriquet, which was then used in press materials, tie-in media, and on-screen in some of the sequel films. I swear the way he's going - I have plotted this - the way he's going is so total, is so complete that the most optimistic film producer in Hollywood could never dream of resurrecting him! [22], In Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), Pinhead and the Cenobites are horror film characters and have become the basis for a successful MMORPG called Hellworld. One day, a man looking for a place to stay gave her the gift of a LeMarchand Box after sensing her desires. "My design idea was to create something that still felt like Pinhead but that stepped away from the 'order' of the original design, something that was more painful, more chaotic. Despite his belief in rules, Pinhead can be reasoned and bargained with. The Hellbound Heart Pinhead and other Cenobites are trapped inside it and are destroyed along with the box.[19]. Because of his eventual skill at the application and removal of the Pinhead appliances and costume, Bradley has been credited in some of the Hellraiser films as an assistant make-up artist. He declares he wants to permanently return to his human form and seek spiritual salvation, then sends anonymous clues to Kirsty Cotton as to the locations of Earth's remaining Lemarchand puzzles. He recruits his sister-in-law and secret lover Julia Cotton as an accomplice in these murders. In both Hellraiser and Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Kirsty Cotton bargains with Pinhead to offer him more "souls" in exchange for her own (in particular, her human adversaries), thus resulting in her life being spared. In the Pinhead/Marshal Law crossover series, it is revealed that Pinhead's human incarnation, Captain Spencer, took part in the Battle of the Somme. Studios in 2011, which follow the canon of the first three films, Pinhead has becomes disillusioned with his existence and becomes willing to destroy his fellow Cenobites and other demons of Hell if it means he can achieve his new goals of power. [34] Upon asking Barker how he should play Pinhead, Barker told him to "[think] of him as a cross between an administrator and a surgeon who's responsible for running a hospital where there are no wards, only operating theaters. In this film, he goes by the title of "Engineer",[4] a name derived from an apparent Cenobite leader in Clive Barker's original novella. The narration says the jeweled pins in his head have blackened over the years, now resembling iron nails (giving him an appearance now more in line with the film franchise). [30], After securing funding in early 1986, Barker and his producer Chris Figg assembled a team to design the Cenobites. Though he usually dominates other demons present in the films, in Hellraiser: Bloodline, he encounters Angelique, whom he grudgingly treats as an equal: Though initially reverent toward her, Pinhead is disillusioned when his methods in achieving his goals through coercion come at odds with Angelique's more seductive techniques. Pinhead briefly leads his fellow Cenobites in a battle with the newly created Channard cenobite, but is seemingly killed after being reverted to his human form. [36] In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and Hellraiser: Bloodline, Pinhead forcibly recruits several people to be new Cenobites, giving them characteristics evocative of their past lives or professions. Due to the lack of preparation time, Bradley refused the part of Pinhead, and the role went to Stephan Smith Collins. Although the Pinhead seems to attack the guests at a Hellraiser-themed party, he is revealed to be the hallucination of five guests who have been drugged and buried alive by the party's host, who blames them for not preventing his Hellworld-addicted son's suicide. This novel marks the return of Pinhead in his books since 1987 and also marks the fourth appearance of his other major recurring character Harry D'Amour. [27] Morte Mamme then selects a group of humans to act in opposition to the Cenobites, calling them the Harrowers. [34], Paul T. Taylor portrays Pinhead in Hellraiser: Judgment, an experience he describes as a dream-come-true. Having the pins of the intersections of the crossroads made it have a surgical severity to it almost. Kirsty becomes a Cenobite called "the Priestess" who resembles Pinhead but wearing a white robe and, unlike most Cenobites, is allowed to retain her memories and personality. 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Chronological information Doug Bradley has stated that he has not been approached to reprise the role of Pinhead in the remake, stating that "seeing someone else become Pinhead feels like a kick in the teeth".[2]. Studios comics as a "Cenobium." [14][11], "One of the things I'm trying to do in the story with D'Amour and Pinhead is, I actually want to kind of make Pinhead feel fucked. Clive Barker's Book of the Damned: A Hellraiser Companion: 1991-1993 #1-4 Hellraiser vs. Nightbreed - Jihad: 1991 #1-2 Epic Book One: 1992 #1 Hellraiser (movie adaptation) 1992 #1 Hellraiser III (movie adaptation) 1992 #1 Hellraiser: Summer Special: 1992 #1 Hellraiser: Holiday Special: 1992 #1 Pinhead: 1993-1994 #1-6 Pinhead vs. "[31] The flesh exposed on Pinhead's chest was redesigned as a rhombus in honour of Pinhead's master, the fictional character Leviathan.[32]. Studios mini-series Hellraiser: The Road Below" (2014) reveals Kirsty's first solo mission as the "new Pinhead" following her transformation into a Cenobite. Johnson is partly the inspiration for Bill Griffith's comics character, Zippy the Pinhead.He was featured in the "Freak Show Tech" episode of the History Channel series Wild West Tech.Although Johnson was not the first pinhead in the American circus sideshows, his costumes and presentation led to the display of several other microcephalic people to the American public. Suffering from shell shock, Spencer is invalided out of the army after hammering nails into his own skull (in his introduction to Newman's collection The Original Doctor Shade and Other Stories, Neil Gaiman claims that "Kim Newman was the original inspiration for Pinhead"). A thriving society of demons rise in his absence, with the Hell Priest becoming a powerful figure. [18] When he is temporarily restored as a spirit in Limbo in the film Hellraiser III, Spencer refers to his Pinhead incarnation as "very persuasive and very inventive",[18] while finding the incarnation of Pinhead that lacks humanity to be a terrible and abhorrent force of evil and suffering. In the Harrowing storyline, Pinhead is revealed to have been romantically involved with a Cenobite named Merkova, who was killed by the disciples of Morte Mamme, the sister and rival of Leviathan. Pinhead is the leader of the Cenobites, formerly human creatures from an extradimensional realm who travel to Earth through the Lament Configuration and harvest human souls. Someone on set described him as the 'bad ass' version of Pinhead. When a doctor in the same institute as Casey named Morris solved the Lament Configuration, Pinhead arrived in his office where he quickly removed Morris' skin and sent him to Hell. The future segments of the film reveal that Pinhead is finally destroyed in the year 2127 by Dr. Paul Merchant, another descendant, who uses a space station to complete the "Elysium Configuration", capable of closing Hell's gateway for good. It's because you always feel that he's going to be three jumps ahead of you. Paul T. Taylor, who portrays Pinhead in Hellraiser: Judgment, described the character as "twisted and intelligent." The disillusioned and jaded Spenser wandered Earth indulging in a hedonistic lifestyle, turning to the baser methods of gratification for satisfaction and pleasure until finding the Lament Configuration in British India in 1921. To me, Pinhead is the chief Cenobite of the 20th Century.". Though described by Pinhead's human half in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth as being "very persuasive and very inventive", Pinhead prefers using coercive methods in order to obtain his goals, a fact which brings him into conflict with his ally, the demon Princess Angelique. All three appear the first two Hellraiser films, and the Boom! Spencer participated in the Battle of Passchendaele, after which he lost faith in humanity and God. Like the other Cenobites, he lost all memory of his human identity following the transformation and serves the deity Leviathan by abducting others who solve the Lament Configuration and torture them in a labyrinth realm called Hell. After reclaiming Frank, the Cenobites turn on Kirsty, who manages to banish them back to their realm. Barker, who did not like the name "Pinhead", also revealed that The Scarlet Gospels would reveal Pinhead's true cenobite name. Elliott Spencer joins Abaddon's realm (which punishes the sins born of fury) and helps lead an army of the damned against Leviathan's Cenobite forces, with the hopes of then using the army to conquer Earth. Pinhead can be recognized by the pins he has in his head, hence his name. Pinhead's role has varied with each Hellraiser installment. Toulon used the help of Peter to sneak back to his old house and get him supplies for fixing up the puppets. His preferred method of attack is to summon hooks and chains that mutilate victims, often tearing them apart. Species Nationality Spencer explains his experiences in World War I caused him to see humanity and life as corrupt, leading him to use the Lament Configuration to summon the Cenobites, eventually joining their ranks. Pinhead is a big strong puppet with huge human hands and a tiny head. In the comic book series, Pinhead is depicted as the latest incarnation of the Cenobite spirit Xipe Totec, an entity derived from Aztec mythology. [35], In the film franchise, Pinhead's role has varied with each installment. Barker drew influence from classical cinematic depictions of Count Dracula, in particular as portrayed by Christopher Lee. Doug Bradley as Pinhead, playing cards with Lemmy in the Hellraiser music video. Spencer believed this was an illusion, but in fact it happened and Danielle then gave birth to a daughter Priscilla, whom she later abandoned. In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), it is learned that Spencer's reversion to his human form caused the negative attributes of himself to manifest into an independent entity, which takes the form of Pinhead. In addition to prior knowledge, Taylor used Hellraiser comic books as preparation for the film. By July 1986, the shooting script positively identified the single pinheaded Cenobite from the earlier draft as clearly the leader. A Cenobite from the novella, described as having his head decorated by a gridwork pattern and jeweled pins, was depicted in the movie as having a similar appearance involving iron nails and operating as the apparent leader of his order of demons. Pinhead justifies sparing Tiffany by saying, "It is not hands that call us. His high-level of apathy towards degradation of pain interested Leviathan, who decided to make him the new Hell Priest. In the Harrowing storyline, Pinhead is revealed to have been romantically involved with a cenobite named Merkova, who was killed by the disciples of Morte Mamme, the sister and rival of Leviathan. Kirsty realizes the Cenobites have human origins and shows Pinhead a photograph of World War I British Army Captain Elliott Spencer, the man he once was. After Amy is captured by the group's leader, Winter, she learns he is a descendant of puzzle creator Phillip Lemarchand, and believes that it is his birthright to control the box and, thereby, the Cenobites. Eye color The movie Hellbound: Hellraiser II showed that restoring a Cenobite's memories of their previous human existence can spiritually weaken them, restoring their humanity and making them vulnerable to attack. His transformation into Pinhead, a.k.a. Doug Bradley has stated that he has not been approached to portray Pinhead in the remake, stating that "seeing someone else become Pinhead feels like a kick in the teeth". Pinhead at first has no memory of his human past, though is reminded of it in Hellbound: Hellraiser II, which results in what screenwriter Peter Atkins described as him being "spiritually weakened" and subsequently killed by the Doctor Cenobite. Pinhead can win here but it wont be easy. The character's appearance in 1987's Hellraiser marked a significant departure from the standard 1980s depiction of horror film villains, who tended to either be completely mute, or provide glib commentary while killing their victims. In the script for the original film, Barker describes Pinhead and the other cenobites as \"demons\" in his notes; the character himself, however, upon capturing Kirsty Cotton, identifies himself as neither explicitly angelic or demonic, stating that he and his fellow entourage are \"Explorers in the further regions of experience. Once dead, she reverts to human form and shows that she was once a pretty blonde woman. The character is known as "the Hell Priest" in the novel, not a true name but an official title marking him as a powerful and high ranking authority in Hell. The second film expounds on the idea of the Cenobites as demons by depicting them as denizens of a realm called Hell, a maze-like dimension ruled over by an entity known as Leviathan, where they subject their quarry to emotional and psychological torture. Biographical information Kirsty is now married to Trevor, a corrupt insurance agent who plots to have her killed in a murder-for-money scheme, using Lemarchand's box to "cleanly" kill Kirsty without the evidence pointing to himself, his mistress, or his conspirators. No sequels. https://fictiondatabase.fandom.com/wiki/Pinhead?oldid=8958. Reunited in Hell with his Cenobite entourage from the first two films (referred to in the comic series as his personal "Cenobium"), the Priest is still haunted by his full memories and now sees only futility in his existence, longing to explore new experiences and interests. While Kirsty defends that she did not fully understand the box's nature, the Cenobites imply that desiring to open the box at all is enough to justify being taken and tortured by them. As well as being the man who wields the knife, he's the man who has to keep the timetable going." First appearance Taylor also incorporated the uncomfortable make-up and costume into his presentation of the sadomasochist, stating "Pinhead's always in agony so he likes it. Pinhead originated as Captain Elliott Spencer (c. 1893-1930), an explorer and a British Army veteran who served in World War I living in the far east. The third film radically altered the original concept, making Pinhead into a purely evil demon of chaos, explained by Pinhead losing the human, 'orderly', part of himself during the previous film. [39] Pinhead is highly resilient to physical damage, resisting both gunshots[18] and futuristic energy weapons. Upon asking Barker how he should play Pinhead, Barker told him to "[think] of him as a cross between an administrator and a surgeon who's responsible for running a hospital where there are no wards, only operating theatres. It’s because you always feel that he’s going to be three jumps ahead of you.". Every inch of its head had been tattooed with an intricate grid, and at every intersection of horizontal and vertical axes a jeweled pin driven through to the bone. Subject to being taken to the Cenobite realm for having opened the box, Amy instead chooses to commit suicide. Several times over the years, Clive has approached me on various HELLRAISER sets and commented that the makeup looked very 'clean' and that it had lost some of 'the decay, the filth.' In that comic book series and the subsequent series Hellraiser: The Dark Watch, Cenobites refer to him as holding the title of "the Hell Priest"[7] or "the Pontifex",[8] making him "Hell's Pope." The so-called Nano Bible is the smallest version in the world. Once he is reminded of his human past and recalls his former life, he transforms into a human appearance and is then vulnerable to an attack by Channard. 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