HellRaiser Pin-up # 4 FRAMED Gnaw, Prince of Darkness Cenobite by A.C. Farley


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Hellraiser (also known as Clive Barker’s Hellraiser) is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels and was Barker’s first feature film. On October 24, 2013, Clive Barker posted on his official Facebook page that he would be personally writing the remake of the original “Hellraiser” and that he had already completed a deal with Dimension Film’s Bob Weinstein. He also stated that he will be pushing for practical effects rather than CGI and the original Cenobite actor Doug Bradley would be returning as Pinhead. Here is his official post: “HOT FROM HELL! My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures,in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity – honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film – was attractive to Dimension. Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch. What can I tell you about it? Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed, I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing. I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here, because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent, me. My very best wishes to you all,my friends. Clive.” The Hellraiser franchise was adapted to comic book form in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

“A noble man of the 17th century would have commissioned such a portrait. This one had done so during his previous existence. Here you see a portrait of a prince of Leviathan. Captured here in his regal posture, entrails wound cape-like around his arm, faithful pet at his heel.” – A.C. Farley.

A.C.Farley is known to the SF/Fantasy and comics community for his years of illustration work for paperbacks and role-playing games and comics. At this date, he’s working primarily for Sun Microsystems as an Animator/Illustrator. He began his illustration career as a soldier in the U.S. Army Intelligence Agency, where his assignment required a Top Secret/SI clearance to perform his work as an illustrator. From there, he worked for 12 years in the defense industry for the Sanders/Lockheed Defensive Systems Division where he produced paintings and technical drawings of equipment to be developed and used in the field. Since 1987, he’s worked as a freelance illustrator and interactive multimedia producer. He has done numerous paintings for Lego, Doubleday, TSR, Game Designers Workshop, West End Games, Asimov’s Magazine, Analog, TOR, Baen Books and special first edition SF books for Easton Press (MBI). Also, 14 very busy years with Mirage Publishing, the company that originated the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, creating paintings and comics and a lot of other duties.

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