Stephan Smith Collins Cast as Pinhead in ‘Hellraiser: Revelations’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 10th, 2013 at 3:29 am,

Bloody Disgusting has exclusively confirmed that actor Stephan Smith Collins has been cast as Pinhead in Hellraiser: Revelations, the latest straight-to-DVD sequel in the long-lasting horror franchise. The film, which shouldn’t be confused with the long-awaited Hellraiser reboot, is currently filming in Los Angeles on a tight shooting schedule and an even tighter budget.

In late August, Hellraiser fans were stunned to learn that actor Doug Bradley would not be reprising the role of Pinhead in Hellraiser: Revelations, the ninth film in the 23-year-old horror series and the fifth straight-to-DVD sequel. Many even asked why Dimension Films would bother moving forward with another low-budget sequel if Bradley wasn’t on board.

The answer, as we touched on earlier in the month, is that Dimension didn’t really have a choice. If they didn’t get started on production of a Hellraiser film before the end of the year, the company would have risked losing the rights to the Hellraiser franchise altogether.

So, does the casting of the unknown Collins mean that Hellraiser: Revelations will be a return to form for the franchise? Probably not. Setting aside the fact that Bradley is practically iconic in the role of Pinhead, the film was rushed into production and doesn’t sound like it has a very solid (or even coherent) script. Check out this description of the plot courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

The character “Steve” is the son of Sarah (possibly Devon Sorvari) and Ross (Steven Brand). His character kicks off the mayhem while on a backpacking trip in Mexico with his friend Nico (Gillespie). On their trip the duo are presented with a choice to “experience a reality beyond current existence”thanks to the infamous puzzle box. Pinhead becomes his master.

The story continues as Nico realizes that he’s commitment to Pinhead forever, and thus attempts a daring switch plan to release himself from the puzzle box. But apparently things go wrong as he’s also said to be starring as “Pseudo-Pinhead”. This Pseudo-Pinhead is such a devoted servant of Pinhead, he mimics his appearance as closely as possible and revels in the pain that leads to his pleasure.

I certainly hope that Stephan Collins finds success in the role of Pinhead, but, frankly, any news on Hellraiser: Revelations only calls attention to the fact that the Hellraiser reboot is stuck in the mud. Until we hear some solid news on that front, I just can’t get excited about the franchise.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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  1. No Doug Bradley, no Pinhead, simple as that.

    Is that quote from Bloody Disgusting meant to be written so incoherently, or has it been badly translated?!

    Either way, count me out of this one, Hellraiser sequels are generally all poor anyway. Time to pull the pin on this dud grenade of a franchise.

  2. what i don’t understand is wtf people want the old cast to return to these modern remakes/reboots ffs sake people guys like englund and bruce cambell are to old (or fat) for remakes/reboots.

    one remake/reboot of an 80′s horror i really liked was halloween (zombie’s one) because it portrayed michael as the sick bastard that the original series didn’t (the guy was like 5ft tall and had a full plastic like mask on).

    i haven’t watched the hellraiser series so idk wtf all this puzzle bs is. can someone fill me in on the story/gruesomeness of the series please.

  3. Uncle Frank: “Come to Daddy!”

    Kirstie: “Noooooooo!”

    The reboot could be great, but with cutting edge robotics and great sets, not cg in 3-d.

    • You know that’s exactly what is going to happen. CGI in 3-D. Always does, always will. Forever more.


      In an unrelated note: Willem Dafoe would have made a great Freddy Kruger.

  4. I think that a toymaker/clockmaker made a puzzle box a few hundred years ago and it somehow opened a door into the cenobites realm of hell. They assumed they were summoned to do their duty and tortured him wiyth pleasure and pain. It was addictive in a hellish sense. The toymaker became pinhead.

    the designs of these boxes got out and copies were made. I think thats it, I may be wrong. Please correct me.

    • Lemerchant, the toymaker built the box couple hundred years ago, and was killed by demons (not pinhead, but angelique, see hellraiser bloodline). Angelique made copies of the box and sent them around the world.

      During ww2, some soldier found the box, and he became pinhead (hellraiser 2)

  5. I pretty much stopped watchin Hellraiser movies after the 3rd film. I hardly like any straight to dvd sequels. I was one of the ones who prefered A Nightmare On Elm Street prequel over a reboot since no sequel to Freddy Vs. Jason was gonna be made. I actually liked Zombie’s Remake Halloween, not so much the sequel. I didn’t care for Friday the 13th remake & Nightmare On Elm Street remake that much.

    @ jwalka

    It’s been awhile since i watched the movies but if i remember right, the puzzle box is what made Pinhead who he is and is the only thing that will send him and his minions back to hell. To get the basics look up the first film and read about it or rent the dvd Boogeymen.

  6. I’m fine with it.

    Hey, complain about Doug Bradley not being Pinhead all you want to, but seeing how the previous three films had Pinhead in mere cameos.

    Oh, did you know Hellraiser was planned for a remake/reboot? You don’t say. Riddle me this and riddle me that: do you think Doug Bradley, as iconic as he is in the role, would be returning as Pinhead in the redo?

    That said…if it were me behind Hellraiser Revelations? I would DITCH the Pinhead character in favor of a “new” Cenobite if I could not get Bradley. Like I said, it’s not like Pinhead was around much…

  7. It’s really sad what has become of the Hellraiser films, I wasn’t that big of a fan but when you have a great story, concepts and charactor’s they really need to be protected From people just trying to cash in. Pinhead could have been as big as Jason or Freddy but you lost your fan base by putting the best thing about these films in the background.

  8. Another Hellraiser movie…… the last couple were complete garbage. Big fan of the franchise, love Pinhead, would really like to see a reboot with Pinhead, but not the cameo bullcrap…

  9. sorry about those typos i have screwed up keyboard