Friday, June 10, 2011

Hellraiser Pinhead special effects figure and puzzle box prop...

In Clive Barker's 1987 British horror movie, Hellraiser, the world was introduced to another iconic movie monster, 'Pinhead', who was played by Doug Bradley.

Pinhead special effects figure from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
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Hellraiser 3 Pinhead figure
Cult horror favourite 'Pinhead' is the leader of the sadistic demon 'Cenobites', who can be summoned from an other dimensional Hell to claim the soul of anyone who solves the mysterious Puzzle Box on Earth.

Hellraiser movie exhibit at Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas
Pinhead Hellraiser 3
Hellraiser 3 Pinhead movie display
To date there have been nine installments in the Hellraiser franchise and this special effects figure of Pinhead is from 1992's Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and was created by Image Animation International. This movie prop was photographed on display at the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas.

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth movie poster
Hellraiser 3 movie poster
On a visit to the London Film Museum on January 25, 2011 I also discovered another Pinhead figure on display, plus a Puzzle Box prop from the first Hellraiser movie.

Pinhead and Puzzle Box prop from Hellraiser on display
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Costume Designer Jane Wildgoose helped Clive Barker create the leather sadomasochistic look of Pinhead and his fellow Cenobites in Hellraiser.

Hellraiser movie poster
Hellraiser movie poster
Buy a Puzzle Box replica: Hellraiser Puzzle Box

Buy the movies: Hellraiser [Blu-ray]

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