This year marks the 30th anniversary of Clive Barker’s seminal classic, Hellraiser. With such an iconic film turning the big 3-0, something truly awesome had to happen and believe me, it has. Thanks to Empire for the details, we can reveal that Mondo will be re-releasing the classic film soundtrack by Christopher Young with brand new artwork courtesy of the extremely talented Matt Ryan Tobin, and this artwork will also feature on Arrow’s upcoming Hellraiser Blu-ray steelbook.
And that’s not all! The collector’s edition soundtrack will launch at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, the very same venue which hosted the very first screening of Hellraiser back in 1987, and those attending the 35mm screening on 25 September, 2017 [Tickets on sale tomorrow] will receive a poster featuring Tobin’s beautiful Pinhead artwork.
In regards to Matt Ryan Tobin’s interpretation of Pinhead which is features on the upcoming soundtrack and steelbook, he stated the following;
We’ve seen a lot of interpretations of Pinhead in art looking malicious and evil. I wanted to focus on the cold and somber aspect of Pinhead; emotionless and almost sad. As much as he is a delegate for the Cenobites, he’s also very much a prisoner; chained down by the very chains he uses to collect and destroy souls. I really wanted the artwork to reflect this.