‘Evil seeks evil.’
Hellraiser: Judgement – aka Hellraiser X: Judgement is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by FX and makeup artist Gary J. Tunnicliffe (Waxwork II; Feast; The Hive). The Puzzle Box Pictures/Dimension Films movie stars Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris and Heather Langenkamp.
Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city.
Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?
Hellraiser: Judgment is released on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on February 13, 2018.
Writer/director Gary J. Tunnicliffe has commented:
“To the fans, I would say this… I know you’ve been let down, and trust me, I have too, but simply give me a chance. I know we can never make a film as great as the first two Hellraiser‘s, I wouldn’t even attempt to do so, but I think we have a fun script here an opportunity with an amazing cast and crew to give you all something that feels a little familiar, a little different, completely terrifying and is a worthy part of the Hellraiser Canon… oh and of course if you want blood?… well you’ve got it!”
- Damon Carney … Sean Carter
- Randy Wayne … Detective David Carter – Paranormal Island; Hold Your Breath
- Alexandra Harris … Detective Christine Egerton
- Heather Langenkamp … Landlady – Truth or Dare (2017); American Horror Story (TV series); Wes Craven’s New Nightmare; Shocker; A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; A Nightmare on Elm Street
- Paul T. Taylor … Pinhead
- John Gulager … The Assessor – director of Zombie Night and Feast films
- Rheagan Wallace … Alison Carter
- Mike Jay Regan … The Chatterer
- Jillyan Blundell … The Surgeon / Stitch Twin
- Andi Powers … Jury 1
- Jeff Fenter … Carl Watkins
- Helena Grace Donald
- Grace Montie … Crystal Lanning
- Jay Dee … Detective
- Cate Jones … Bar Patron
- Molly Nikki Anderson … Witchy spit collector
- Mary Kathryn Bryant … Jury
Paul T. Taylor replaces Stephan Smith Collins as Pinhead. Paul is the third Pinhead, Doug Bradley was Pinhead in the first eight installments and Stephan Smith Collins was Pinhead in the ninth installment.
The producers (at Tunnicliffe’s request) contacted Damon (Sean Carter) Carney’s wife and secretly obtained stories and intense moments from his past that were then (without his prior knowledge) used during the scene when he is ‘Audited’ – at the end of the ( lengthy and harrowing) take Carney yelled out ‘What the f**k just happened!…I was genuinely freaked out!’