Some puzzles aren’t meant to be solved. Next month, fans get to experience the hellish pleasures of the Cenobites with Hulu’s Hellraiser reboot.
This reimagining of Clive Barker’s 1987 classic introduces us to a drug-addicted young woman (Odessa A’zion) who acquires the ancient puzzle box. She unwittingly summons the Cenobite demons lead by a baleful, female version of Pinhead (Jamie Clayton).
While most Hellraiser installments focus on human backstories and the psychological torture they experience from Cenobite interactions, this version appears to spend considerable time on the puzzle box’s lore and different horrors contained in each chamber.
Those concerned about the story’s potential direction should find solace in the project being helmed by director David Bruckner and his writing team, who were responsible for 2020’s well-received psychological horror flick The Night House.
Hulu’s Hellraiser premieres Friday October 7.