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Hulu's Hellraiser Release Date, Time and Early Reviews

2022 has already revived the Predator in Hulu’s Prey and now the streaming platform is tackling Hellraiser to bring Pinhead into modern-day horror. We confirm the release time of the Hulu adaptation and introduce you to the cast involved.

Hellraiser first appeared in a live-action capacity back in 1987 when the original author Clive Barker helmed the movie adaptation. Hulu’s shot will be the eleventh installment in the franchise and plans for this movie have been in production since 2007.

Directed by David Bruckner and written by Ben Collins, David S. Goyer, and Luke Piotrowski, Hulu’s Hellraiser is a new adaptation of the 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker and stars Odessa A’zion as Riley and Jamie Clayton as the sinister protagonist Pinhead or the Hell Preist.

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Hellraiser Release Time

Hellraiser is scheduled to premiere on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Midnight PT on Hulu.

This release time translates to the following times where you are around the world:

  • Eastern Time: 3 AM EST
  • British Time: 8 AM GMT
  • European Time: 9 AM CET
  • India Time: 12.30 PM IST
  • Australia Time: 4.30 PM ACDT

Hellraiser first premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 28, 2022, and it joins a number of other spooky features arriving this Friday on separate platforms, including The Midnight Club on Netflix and Werewolf by Night on Disney Plus.

Meet the Cast of Hellraiser

Subscribers indulging in Hellraiser this Friday will recognize Sense8 actor Jamie Clayton in the role of Pinhead, alongside another familiar face Brandon Flynn from 13 Reasons Why.

Below, we have listed the full cast of Hellraiser and their character names: 

  • Odessa A’zion – Riley McKendry
  • Jamie Clayton – the Hell Priest
  • Adam Faison – Colin
  • Drew Starkey – Trevor
  • Brandon Flynn – Matt McKendry
  • Aoife Hinds – Nora
  • Jason Liles – the Chatterer
  • Yinka Olorunnife –  the Weeper
  • Zachary Hing – the Asphyx
  • Selina Lo – the Gasp
  • Kit Clarke – Joey
  • Vukasin Jovanovic –  the Masque
  • Goran Višnji? – Roland Voight
  • Hiam Abbass – Serena Menaker

Entertainment Weekly reported the movie’s producers actually auditioned drag performer Gottmik for the role of Pinhead before Clayton after a design caught their eye on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Hellraiser – Courtesy of Spyglass Media Group, © 2022 Hulu, LLC

Early Reviews for Hellraiser

Breaking free from the curse of current adaptations of old classics, Hulu’s Hellraiser is leading up to its premiere with positive reviews at its back.

One early reviewer stated Hellraiser “won’t disappoint” and claimed it was the best medicine for the franchise since Hellbound: Hellraiser II.

Another dubbed the new adaptation a “dramatic improvement” on the franchise’s previous entries spanning 23 years.

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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