Hollywood Daze: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser

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Earlier today news broke that HBO had picked up several films and television properties for the HBO Max streaming service. One of these “An American Pickle” is a Sony Pictures film – this is the first Sony film that had its theatrical release cancelled and will be made available through video on demand.

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Another series that was announced is a brand new HBO Hellrasier series with David Gordon Green signed on to direct the first few episodes. Right now Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Gallactica, Daredevil) and Michael Doughetry (X-Men United) are signed on to script the series.

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Pinhead #1

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Pinhead (Hellraiser) first appeared in the Clive Barker Horror novel, The Hellbound Heart, published in 1986 as the third book in the Night Visions Anthology Series. While Pinhead did have his own series published by Marvel Comics in 1993, Pinhead first appears in the 1989 Epic Comic imprint, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #1 – Pinhead only appears on the cover in the first issue and makes his first full appearance in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #2.

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This is the second Clive Barker project that has been announced in the last few months. Now is a great time to be picking up and looking Clive Barker related comic book series. What do you think? Let me know in the comments or on social media!

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One comment

  • THIS…is the best news I’ve heard in a very very, VERY long time! Between this and the possible ‘Monstress’ adaptation I would pay for HBO Max. 🙂

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