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More details on Hellraiser 10; Doug Bradley is not involved

02.18.2016by: Cody Hamman

Last night, original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET star Heather Langenkamp, who will next be seen in the horror movie HOME, dropped a bombshell on the internet when she revealed that she has been cast in a new HELLRAISER sequel.

As it turns out, the tenth installment in the HELLRAISER franchise already started filming in secret earlier this week, being shot on location in Oklahoma City and Guthrie, Oklahoma under the title "JUDGMENT" (and it isn't hard to imagine that this project could end up being called HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT).

The new film is written and directed by Gary Tunnicliffe, who has provided special effects makeup for every HELLRAISER since HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH and wrote the previous entry in the series, 2011's HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS. As has happened in the series before, it seems that this was an original script that has been retrofitted into being a HELLRAISER sequel, as Tunnicliffe had tried to get a film called JUDGMENT (described as "SEVEN meets HELLRAISER") off the ground in 2013. 

The story: 

'Judgment' features a police officer’s pursuit of a serial killer who undergoes a final accounting of his soul by creatures of the underworld.

When described that way, it sounds similar to HELLRAISER: INFERNO, but I think Tunnicliffe's idea is actually quite different.

You may recall that HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS was a very low budget film, put into production simply so Dimension wouldn't lose the rights to the property while the HELLRAISER they really want to make, a remake, continued to languish in development hell. Given how quickly and quietly this JUDGMENT film came together, it sounds like this may be the same situation. One thing JUDGMENT definitely has in common with REVELATIONS is a lack of Doug Bradley.

Bradley, who achieved horror icon status by playing franchise poster child Pinhead in every HELLRAISER up to REVELATIONS, took to his personal Facebook page last night to notify fans that he will not be involved with this sequel, either. The reason?

Gary said he would send me a copy of the script when he had completed a second draft, but before I could be allowed to set eyes on the precious document, I was required to sign a gagging order. This was a three page document preventing me from talking about the script 'in restrooms', 'on elevators', 'in restaurants' or 'in cellular telephone conversations which may be overheard'. There was also dark reference to 'people talking out of turn at conventions'. I read this thing in disbelief, and informed Gary I would not be signing it. 

And that's that. Clearly, I am deemed too much of a security risk to be allowed to read a Hellraiser script. 

Also not involved "in any way, shape, or form" is HELLRAISER creator Clive Barker.

A sucker for sequels, I'll give this movie a chance, but it's not off to a great start. How can you leave Doug Bradley out just because he reacted to signing a paper the same way Randall "Pink" Floyd did in DAZED AND CONFUSED?

HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS

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5:26PM on 02/19/2016
Listen to the fans and do not make this a Hellraiser film. Judgment could be a good movie on its own, but as a Hellraiser film it will be judged harshly and compared to the first two classics and even the inferior ones that at least had Doug Bradley appearing. I have such mixed feelings because I'm dying to see Heather Langenkamp in another horror film but how about we let her appear in a good original one that has a fighting chance.
Listen to the fans and do not make this a Hellraiser film. Judgment could be a good movie on its own, but as a Hellraiser film it will be judged harshly and compared to the first two classics and even the inferior ones that at least had Doug Bradley appearing. I have such mixed feelings because I'm dying to see Heather Langenkamp in another horror film but how about we let her appear in a good original one that has a fighting chance.
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2:45PM on 02/19/2016
I met Gary Tunincliffe a couple of years ago in his shop. He's a cool guy and has a passion for the Hellraiser films .I'm sure he'll give it his best, but my fear is that since Dimension is rushing it, it'll probably end up lackluster. And it doesn't help that Doug backed out.
I met Gary Tunincliffe a couple of years ago in his shop. He's a cool guy and has a passion for the Hellraiser films .I'm sure he'll give it his best, but my fear is that since Dimension is rushing it, it'll probably end up lackluster. And it doesn't help that Doug backed out.
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2:45PM on 02/18/2016

dear Doug Bradley

trust me, you made the right decision here but not because you're a security risk, its because you actually have standards and this flick is beneath you... quite a bit beneath you really.
so the writer/director has been trying to make his film "judgement" since 2013 and then... forces unknown have retooled his script into a Hellraiser 10? seriously? just make the damn movie already, give the guy a break... obviously this Director/writer Gary Tunincliffe doesnt have standards, if he wanted to
trust me, you made the right decision here but not because you're a security risk, its because you actually have standards and this flick is beneath you... quite a bit beneath you really.
so the writer/director has been trying to make his film "judgement" since 2013 and then... forces unknown have retooled his script into a Hellraiser 10? seriously? just make the damn movie already, give the guy a break... obviously this Director/writer Gary Tunincliffe doesnt have standards, if he wanted to make his script, he should never have allowed anyone to "retool Judgement into Hellraiser 10"
just remake the damn property already, it's not like anyone is still watching, I think I got off the Hellraiser boat at part 4 Hellraiser 4 in space ...which actually HAD a budget... but ended up sucking..
Now Doug Bradley is out, Clive Barker is out ( obviously he's separated ties with all things Hollywood a long time ago... or Hollywood separated ties with Clive Barker... not sure which... perhaps it was amicable split? but we need him back....
this is a really REALLY bad Idea and I dont care at all.
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12:41PM on 02/18/2016

I gave up on Hellraiser years ago.

The last few were horrible, the latest was the worst movie of the year, not even just the worst Hellraiser movie, the worst movie out of any movie released that year.
The last few were horrible, the latest was the worst movie of the year, not even just the worst Hellraiser movie, the worst movie out of any movie released that year.
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