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Released 1987
Distributor New World Pictures

Having already suffered their share of fools at noisy multiplexes, movie-goers in 1987 were introduced to a different kind of pinhead in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, an ultra-violent mythological thriller with a queasy emphasis on outré torture techniques. Barker’s Pinhead is the leather-clad leader of a group of supernatural sadomasochists called Cenobites who escape into the mortal world via a mystical puzzle box. The movie’s monstrous success proved that audiences crave extra helpings of pain with their pleasure; Barker’s film spawned nine more little hellraisers.

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About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing

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