Every Home Needs A Leviathan

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Call me open-minded, but I’m really beginning to dig all these fan films being made by dedicated fanaticism, which I think the word “fan” is derived from.

These are hardcore examinations of a fan’s die-hard love of a particular horror movie and/or book, two excellent recent ones being the meticulous Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary and the freakishly brilliant Room 237, a visual college course on The Shining and its producer/director, Stanley Kubrick. (Your jaw will hit some sort of floor in shock and awe when you see this thing.)

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Now comes Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, a feature length documentary uncovering the history, making of and unknown details of the making of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) films. I’m pregnant with excitement as Hellraiser is one of my all-time favorite romance movies.

Here’s what we get when Leviathan arrives sometime in 2014: “Following the story of the films from their inception through production to release and the their subsequent lives and growing fan base, we aim to show fans and those less familiar with the films both the technical skills, the creative idea, the symbolism and the legacy of these movies. We’ll be telling the story of Clive Barker’s journey of making them and how close they came to his vision at the time and how he feels about them over 25 years later.”

Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellraiser gave birth to one of the horror genre’s more iconic figures in Pinhead, the gangsta leader of the otherworldly Cenobites, what with his entire hairless head studded with nails pounded halfway in. He looks like a highly f’d up version of a Pachinko arcade game, but with slightly more flesh-ripping.

I don’t know what kind of nails they were, so I’m hoping Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II will clear that up for me.

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