Paul T. Taylor, the actor playing Pinhead in the upcoming 10th Chapter in the Hellraiser franchise, Hellraiser: Judgment (written and directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe), has emerged as the film’s main spokesperson—which is a bit odd. Normally, directors and producers lead the promotional push in advance of a film’s release. Then again, Judgment’s path has been anything but typical. Over the past few months, we’ve been told that a release was imminent, perhaps even theatrically; but to date, the film remains TBD in all regards, without even an official poster or trailer to keep us interested.
Still, Taylor is a popular proponent and recently dished major details in an interview with Joblo; most interesting to me was a discussion of a new device that will accompany the familiar Lament Configuration, aka The Puzzle Box.
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[The Cenobites] need a new mechanism, we need something new. A tool we can use to do our jobs. So there is a new mechanism and can’t talk about that, but I’m just going to say that the puzzle box is always there.
There are lots more details, so be sure to check out the interview in its entirety, HERE.
One of the earliest promo images to emerge for Hellraiser: Judgment feature Taylor’s Pinhead standing beside a character known as The Auditor. While no such character is listed on the film’s IMDB page, we were originally told that this fellow was a major player. Look at what The Auditor is holding: I think it’s safe to assume that, whatever the new mechanism is, it’s inside this unassuming wooden box.
So, what’s in the box? The answer may be revealed in Tunnicliffe’s 2012 short film, Judgment. Originally created as proof-of-concept for a standalone, the seeds of Hellraiser: Judgment are obviously here. In it, we see a police detective named Tom emerging from slumber to the sound of a music box; next, we see The Auditor, turning the handle of a small mechanism. It appears this device is what transported Tom to this place of Judgement. Have a look:
Is this the mechanism Taylor mentions in his interview with Joblo? Time will tell. Obviously, we’ll keep you posted on additional Hellraiser: Judgment news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
What did you think of the short film? Are you looking forward to Hellraiser: Judgment (even though we have no idea when it’ll see the light of day)? Sound off in the Comments section!