"Hello,my friends. I want to put on record that the flic out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKIN' CHILD OF MINE! I have NOTHING to do with the fuckin' thing. If they claim it's from the mind of Clive Barker,it's a lie. It's not even from my butt-hole."
By Clive Barker, 21 August 2011
[re. Twitter post, above] "Well, I said that I'd seen so much complaint. I was not responding to the trailer itself. I have not seen the trailer that's caused all this hoo-hah - and obviously I've not seen the movie, or the script - but deliberately not, because I felt like I was responding to people's responses. I thought that was the right way to go about it. You see what I mean?"
More Candy: Sweetness And Night
By Phil and Sarah Stokes, 24, 27 August 2011 (note - full text here)
Victor Garcia :
"I got a call from my agents telling me the producers were interested in having me directing the new Hellraiser movie. As a big fan of the original Hellraiser and Clive Barker's work, that was one of those offers that come with big responsibility, but the idea of being part of that unique universe was extremely appealing to me.
"We had like ten days for prep, which is obviously a very short time to have your work done. The shooting schedule was also very tight, only twelve days and then, after the cut was delivered, we were given two extra days to go and shoot some additional scenes... so yes... that was tough.
"We thought about not having Pinhead at all in the movie as we knew there was no way, no matter who we casted to play that character, to please all the fans. To them, Doug Bradley is Pinhead the same way Robert Englund is Fred Krueger, so that was going to be an issue no matter what. But then again, we had the first Hellraiser script to be shot as a real sequel to the original Hellraiser since Bloodline, so I thought we had to have Pinhead involved in the story. Gary's script had Pinhead in it, so we decided to move on and cast somebody to play the part. In my opinion, Stephan did a great job not trying to imitate Doug's performance and I'm finally reading positive feedback about his work, which makes me happy.
"Gary [Tunnicliffe]'s FX company was already attached to the project when I came on board. His crew did a great job with the prosthetics. I used to work as a SFX techinican myself back in the day and I love practical FX, so it was a lot of fun to work with them on the gags for the movie. I wanted to do everything practical, and that was not a budgetary chocie, but a creative one. I wanted the FX in the movie to be done as they would've been done in the 80's, when the movies I grew up with were made. "[I] can't speak for the studio but I tried to reach Clive Barker because, out of respect for his work, I really wanted to have him involved in the process when I came on board. For several reasons, that meeting never took place."
Victor Garcia Talks Hellraiser Revelations
By Deth Banger, www.horror-movies.ca, 31 October 2011
Victor Garcia :
"I tried to talk to [Clive] about it but that meeting never happened. I was really into just getting him involved as a couple of months prior to that, I was half attached to a project that was going to be a Clive Barker presents movie for TV. The producers went to him with my notes and showed him my first short film "El Ciclo". He apparently said yes, I love the notes and the short... I'm in. So I was expecting to be able to sit down with him and discuss about the movie... unfortunately, he wasn't avail to do that so I had to keep moving on, sadly, without having him onboard...
"Honestly I thought the same [as others] when I first watched the trailer online... yes, it's an extremely bad trailer, there's little I can add... but I think that it worked out pretty well as it lowered everybody's expectations so much that when people actually watched the movie they were like... oh... ok... I guess it's ok :-)"
Victor Garcia Live Chat and Q&A
By HBW Members, The Hellbound Web, 6 November 2011
Gary Tunnicliffe :
"Obviously the Internet has lit up like a Christmas tree after information about Hellraiser: Revelations went public and I felt to not have something on this site seemed a bit 'weird' and remiss to all the people who are good enough to follow what I'm up to.
"I don't want to say too much at this juncture, but I will say that I was honored to be asked to write the script (which was actually based on my original pitch for the Hellraiser remake).
"I have always loved the intimate nature of the first film, it always struck me that it would probably make an amazing stage play, I have always loved that it is about people, not necessarily about Cenobites... perhaps that was the problem with some of the latter films?
"So my idea was to create something more like that, a story about the human condition, about dysfunction, about being disillusioned etc... all the things that breed desire and therein the problems that it leads to.
"I have always thought that the first Hellraiser (The Hellbound Heart) was a mob story - Man makes deal with the mob, then runs away, seeks refuge with a sympathetic, lovelorn woman, betrays all around him and then he gets his just desserts by being sold out to the mob... in this case represented as a quartet of leather bound, sadomasochistic angels of ultimate experience (thank you Clive Barker).
"Hellraiser: Revelations is very much in that vein, I think it's definitely another mob story.
"Myself and the Director (Victor Garcia) have had some great discussions and he comes from exactly the same point of view as me, we share a deep love of the first film...as well as a sincere desire to imbibe this franchise with a powerful, gut wrenching, modern day edge.
"So... stay tuned, keep an open mind, try not to judge us too harshly until you see the final result... fingers crossed, we might just surprise you.
By Gary Tunnicliffe, www.garyjtunnicliffe.com, 24 August 2010
Doug Bradley :
"I know that many of you will have caught up with the sudden burst of Internet chatter about a new Hellraiser film going into production, and will be keen to know whether I've been approached to play Pinhead again, so here's the deal...
"I have been approached just in this last week (w/b 16 August) regarding a proposed new Hellraiser film. This is not the 'remake' which has been endlessly discussed for the last three years. With the working title Hellraiser: Revelations, it will be the ninth film in the series. I would stress that I have had no contact from, or negotiations with, anyone from Dimension Films, rather, these contacts have been by way of private discussion with individuals involved with this project.
"Following these discussions, and after reading the script and giving it due consideration, I have decided not to participate. The ink is barely dry on the script, and it is scheduled to be in front of the cameras in two weeks time and in the can by the middle of next month (September 2010). The miniscule shooting schedule is more than matched by the budget.
"Whether or not this means that somebody else will be stepping up to play Pinhead, I have no idea. I guess we can watch this space together......
"One way or another, this does not seem to me to represent a serious attempt to revive the Hellraiser franchise. However, I wish everyone who will be directly involved in the making of this film, good luck with it."
Statement From Doug Bradley On Hellraiser: Revelations
By Doug Bradley, www.dougbradley.com, 22 August 2010