'Hellraiser' (2012) remake aiming for PG-13 crowd

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  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    "Clive Barker Presents Hellraiser" - AKA Hellraiser (2012) (complete title)
    [currently 'in development'

    It's a horror film with the short synopsis of the 1987 film as
    Really PG-13? Really?

    related
    the next direct-to-video film in the series thread:
    Hellraiser: Revelations movie for 2011
     
  2. Trekker4747

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    I've never really watched the Hellraiser movies. Never was into the "Slasher Horror" genre.

    But a PG-13 "Hellraiser" no. Just.... No.
     
  3. Pingfah

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    Hellraiser is not a slasher horror flick.
     
  4. Trekker4747

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    It's not a romantic, light-hearted, rom-com is it?

    I mean, it is horror, right? I've seen it listed as a horror movie.

    (The slasher bit I'll admit to maybe being wrong on.)
     
  5. Caligula

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    As if another direct-to-video sequel isn't bad enough.... a wussified PG-13 remake? Hell no!
     
  6. Pingfah

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    Well of course it is a horror. Had you called it a horror movie I would not have disagreed, but you didn't, did you.

    I'd hesitate to call Pinhead even a principle character in the first film, it's a grim tale of love, lust, greed and betrayal. Pinhead has all of a few minutes of screen time and is not essential to the underlying plot. They didn't adopt any slasher film elements until the 3rd film and did so as a result of sheer money-grabbing laziness. The rest of the films are not even worth mentioning in the same sentence as the first two.

    You shouldn't let your dislike of the slasher genre stop you watching the first Hellraiser movie, it's a great film and a classic of the Horror genre as a whole.
     
  7. Goliath

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    PG-13? Pfft.

    This is one puzzle box I plan to leave unopened.
     
  8. Trekker4747

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    I'm sure I've seen the first movie, ages ago, but I was just never a fan of the entire horror genre.
     
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  10. Starbreaker

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    I hate Hellraiser. Awful movie.
     
  11. Aragorn

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    This will go great watching back to back with the PG-13 Texas Chainsaw Dating Service.
     
  12. The Grim Ghost

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    I completely agree with everything you say on this. Really the main characters of the 1st movie are Frank, Julia and Kirsty. And in the 2nd movie I'd say Julia and the Doctor are the main 'bad guys'. Pinhead is around in both of them, but is more a moving force than a main character. I really disliked that they got lazy and tried to turn Pinhead into a Jason/Freddie type and the focus of the series.

    Of course Pinhead should be in the movies, but to me the idea of the Cenobites as a whole, the hell dimension and the box should be the main concepts.

    The 1st two films are so unique, there really aren't any other horror movies like them whether you love them or hate them. The idea of a PG-13 Hellraiser is pretty silly. I'm usually in the less is more camp when it comes to gore, but really these movies need gore, and I'm not talking CGI blood either.
     
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  14. Worf2DS9

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    "We'll tear your homework apart."

    I think the original is a classic in it's genre. I don't see how a PG-13 remake could possibly live up to the original.
     
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    Amber Heard is WOW :drool:
     
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    HELLRAISER is a pretty average film, but the Cenobites (the most iconic of which, of course, is Pinhead) are a terrific visual creation and could be the source of a fascinating horror film. It also stars Andy Robinson (DS9's Garak), which may be of note here.

    Unfortunately, a PG-13 rating just about takes away anything a bigger budget (the original HELLRAISER was made for cheap) might have offered this production. I'll take another round of HELLRAISER...IN SPACE! over this, thank you very much.
     
  17. Aragorn

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    Will the cenobites ruin.... prom?
     
  18. FordSVT

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    So how are the going to pull off having a room full of sinners de-skinned with razor chains with a PG-13 rating? Oh that's right, they won't. What are these people thinking? If you want to create a new teen horror franchise, why tarnish this one (more than the sequels did of course)? "Pinhead is cool" is why, and that's all. I'd expect the new movie to have nothing to do with the original, other than maybe someone finding a puzzle box and having to battle monsters or some stupid shit.

    For God's sake the original Lost Boys was rated-R in 1987, was a cult teen classic, and made five times it's budget in tickets, why are we moving backwards?

    Says the guy quoting Friday the 13th Part 6 in his sig. :)
     
  19. Nerdius Maximus

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    What's going to happen is that they're going to take a thoughtful, intelligent horror movie and turn it into a dumbed down teen screamfest. Boring. I see no point in this whatsoever.
     
  20. Goliath

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    Money.

    That is both the necessary and the sufficient cause.