Before he was dubbed “Butterball” in the credits of Hellraiser, the elusive bloated Cenobite was known as “The Creature in the Dark Glasses”. This revelation comes courtesy of actor Simon Bamford, the man beneath the disgusting mask and fat suit. While often relegated to the sidelines, Butterball is a fan favorite who stands proudly along with the original Cenobites from the first two Hellraiser films: Chatterer (Nicholas Vince), Female/Deepthroat (Grace Kirby/Barbie Wilde), and the iconic Pinhead (Doug Bradley).
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Bamford treated his Facebook friends, who I’m proud to count myself among, to pages of his (blood stained) set script (which included the revelation of Butterball’s name) along with Polaroids of the Cenobite’s very first make-up test. It’s a rare peek behind the scenes that fans of Clive Barker and Hellraiser will relish. Below those, enjoy of few of Butterball’s choicest cuts (pun absolutely intended!) in the clips below.