Kirsty got dragged into the dark world of the Cenobites thanks to her evil uncle Frank, who manipulated Kirsty’s stepmother Julia into helping him regenerate his flesh after escaping from Hell, and later used Kirsty’s father Larry as a replacement skin suit.
The Lament Configuration is a fictional lock puzzle or puzzle box appearing in horror stories by Clive Barker, or in works based on his original stories. The best known of these boxes is Lemarchand’s Box, which features prominently throughout the Hellraiser movie series.
Leviathan, also known as the God of Flesh, Hunger and Desire, within the Hellraiser mythology is the “deity” residing inside the extra-dimensional world known as The Labyrinth and is the overlord ruling the Cenobites, including their masters Pinhead and The Engineer.
The film was originally set in England (hence the obvious London locations), but the studio, New World thought the film would be more marketable if it was set in America. So many of the English actors (including Sean Chapman, Oliver Parker and others) were dubbed by American actors.
Within the first film, a Cenobite was portrayed as a neutral being that was neither good nor evil —as they had quoted themselves they were “demons to some, angels to others” and they were immensely intelligent and brainy creatures who (while repulsive) also displayed an unsettling grace.
|Past Name||Kirsty Cotton|
|Age||30 – 40|
Pinhead briefly leads his fellow Cenobites in a battle with the newly created Channard cenobite, but is seemingly killed after being reverted to his human form. Pinhead and other Cenobites are trapped inside it and are destroyed along with the box.
A puzzle box (also called a secret box or trick box ) is a box that can be opened only by solving a puzzle. Some require only a simple move and others a series of discoveries. Modern puzzle boxes developed from furniture and jewelry boxes with secret compartments and hidden openings, known since Renaissance time.
Hellraiser is a much-acclaimed 1987 British horror film, which focuses on the pleasure to be willingly found in extremes of pain.
Weapons, Events and Beings Bone Of Righteous Mortal Washed in the Three Bloods of Fallen – This is the only known weapon capable of permanently killing a Leviathan. Cannibalism – Leviathan can kill other Leviathan by eating one another, or by eating themselves, a punishment known as “bibbing”.
Humans can actually kill and vanquish Cenobites if they possess holy, magical weapons or an artifact, like in the case of Dr Paul Merchant who permanently kills Pinhead and all his cenobite cohorts using the Elysium Configuration.
In the script for the original film, Barker describes Pinhead and the other cenobites as “demons” in his notes; the character himself, however, upon capturing Kirsty Cotton, identifies himself as neither explicitly angelic nor demonic, stating that he and his fellow entourage are “Explorers in the further regions of
They cause people pain and even death, but unlike villains in the primary definition, they are not evil. Rather, they are neutral. According to this definition, Pinhead is a villain. He even speaks to this neutral aspect of his character when he tells Kirsty that he and the other Cenobites are “Demons to some.
Patients – Most or all were killed offscreen by Channard Cenobite. The first victim was shown being stabbed in the head by his tentacles.
|Hellraiser (1987)||Clive Barker|
|Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)||Tony Randel||Clive Barker & Peter Atkins|
|Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)||Anthony Hickox||Peter Atkins|
|Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)||Kevin Yagher|