'It's Yours - It Always Was...'

The Fifteenth Revelatory Interview
By Phil & Sarah Stokes, 20th October 2006

With thanks to Julia, your help is warmly appreciated.

Not really a Revelatory interview this time - but an exclusive Revelations announcement of some weight, we think...
From Cricklewood to Hollywood, the repulsive glamour and legacy of Hellraiser and of our friend with the pins and his promises of experience beyond imagination live on...

Clive : "I just want to have five minutes to bring you up to date on the Hellraiser situation, so that we don't surprise anybody!

"They're going to remake Hellraiser One with a lot more money and they've invited me to write it - the invitation came from Bob Weinstein - which I am going to do, on the basis that if I don't do it, it will be done in some way that I probably won't like!
"It's only that one that I really, really, really care about in terms of its remake value - and it'll be kind of fun to have the extra money to do the effects and all that cool stuff.
"So it puts me in the situation of writing both the beginning and the end of Pinhead at the same time - 'In my end is my beginning... ' I'm not in the middle, as it were, I'm leaving out his middle age, I'm just dealing with his beginning and his end.
"I'm excited about it - actually it'll be kinda cool to revisit it once and see if there are things we can do to it which will make it significantly better.
"I wouldn't wish to direct - I only want to write and be a part of the producing team. I wouldn't want to revisit something that I did as a director, something that I did all those years ago: that would be too, in a way, painful - not painful but weird, difficult, strange...
"I am very happy at the idea of having some more money for the cool stuff - I don't know how much more money, but it's got to be more than the $900,000 that we had the first time!"

Reaction and further thoughts on the Hellraiser Remake
The Scarlet Gospels
And for Hellraiser related material:
Pinhead - Evolution of a Character
Anatomy of a Scene from Hellraiser

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