Features: Creatures covered with scars; punctured & sliced flesh all covered with ash
Source: Hellraiser Films
Habitat: Extra Dimensional Realm
Cenobites are demonic beings all with varying scars, cosmetic skin punctures and slices. Along with the messy and disturbing surgical cuts – they are also adorned with contraptions that are merged in and onto their faces and bodies.
Barbed wire, a piston, a camera, CD’s, stitches, metal clamps, leather straps and large nails are just a few of the items that are used to hold, stretch or complement the tortured flesh of these demons.
The leader of these creatures is known as Pinhead. His entire skull is covered with a grid of pins.
There are numerous Hellraiser movies within the franchise – we have listed them below. Do not worry, no spoilers were included – just a short and quick overview of each film.
1987 starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins and Ashley Laurence. In this first movie, we are introduced to the puzzle box and the Lead Cenobite known as Pinhead.
HELLBOUND – HELLRAISER II
1988 starring Clare Higgins, Ashely Laurence and Kenneth Cranham. In this second installment – we receive some history on how a British military officer was transformed into the cenobite known as Pinhead.
HELLRAISER III – HELL ON EARTH
1992 starring Terry Farrell, Kevin Bernhardt, Paula Marshall and Doug Bradley. In Hell on Earth, the character Pinhead is split into two entities – his former self, a British Army Captain named Elliot Spencer and the demon Pinhead.
HELLRAISER IV - BLOODLINE
1996 starring Valentia Vargas, Bruce Ramsey and Doug Bradley. This installment takes place in 2127 on a space station and flashes back to the year 1796 in Paris, France.
HELLRAISER V - INFERNO
2000 starring Doug Bradley, Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro and James Remar. Strange things begin to happen to a corrupt Denver police detective who discovers a strange puzzle box and solves it.
HELLRAISER VI - HELLSEEKER
2002 starring Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Dean Winters and William S. Taylor. Character Trevor Gooden finds himself the lone survivor of a terrible car crash that killed his wife.
HELLRAISER VII - DEADER
2005 starring Doug Bradley, Kari Wuhrer, Simon Kunz and Paul Rhys. In Deader – Reporter Amy Klein is sent to Bucharest to investigate a videotape that contains a ritualistic murder and reanimation. The victim in the video is a member of a cult who refer to themselves as “The Deaders”.
HELLRAISER VIII - HELLWORLD
2005 starring Lance Henriksen, Katheryn Winnick, Doug Bradley and Christopher Jacot. Five young friends blame themselves for not helping their mutual friend named Adam. Adam commits suicide while being obsessed with playing the online computer game Hellworld.
HELLRAISER IX - REVELATIONS
2011 starring Steven Brand, Nick Eversman, Tracey Fairaway, Sebastien Roberts, Devon Sorvari, Daniel Buran, Jay Gillespie, Sanny Van Heteren and Stephan Smith Collins. In Revelations, two run away young men go missing in Mexico. The Mexican authorities return their belongings to their parents, belongings which include a very disturbing video tape of their final moments.
HELLRAISER - JUDGEMENT
2018 starring Damin Carney, Randy Wayne, Heather Langenkamp, Alexandra Harris and Paul T. Taylor. In this most recent installment, Pinhead and the Auditor of the Stygian Inquisition have discussions on how to adapt to the advancing human technology which has rendered their soul harvesting methods obsolete.