But anyway, you’re probably asking yourself what does this have to do with Clive Barker? Other then the fact he‘s the creator of the series of course. The film company Dimension Extreme whom is the current holder of the franchise is distributing a new edition to the Hell series’ called HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS, which is being heavily criticized by fans and critics alike for being produced on a ultra low budget and not having veteran actor Doug Bradley attached as the iconic S&M Demon Pinhead to say the least. But now adding fuel to the fire is Clive Barker weighing in by publicly voicing his own opinion about the new sequel via Twitter. This is what Barker had to say: “Hello, my friends. I want to put on record that the flick out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKIN' CHILD OF MINE! I have NOTHING to do with the fuckin' thing. If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker, it's a lie. It's not even from my butt-hole.”
Wowzers! So it’s not even from his own a** huh? Now that is what I call some harsh words folks, then again I wouldn’t blame him for being so angry about what the film studios’ did to his pride and joy over the years, especially after seeing that some of it was outright blasphemy to the lore. But if you’d like to take a gander at what ticked him off so badly then take a look for yourself at the video below:
I don’t like to Judge a film before I’ve seen it in it’s entirety, but damn that looks painfully awful! The latest sequel is scheduled to be realest early September via VOD and hit DVD and Blu-Ray on October 18th. Meanwhile, there isn’t much news on when exactly production for the remake will actually begin, but the film is slated for a 2013 release with Barker attached as producer and will be supervising the production.
Tidbit: So do you think the remake has a shot at returning the franchise to it’s former glory?