[Horror Short] ‘Hellraiser: Origins’ Screens at the HollyShorts Film Festival

Several years ago we ushered in the trailer for the short horror film Hellraiser: Origins from Mike Le Han and Paul Gerrard, a short which was a pitch for the reboot of the Hellraiser franchise, but for whatever reason Dimension Films either didn’t take notice or they passed on the pitch. Either way, we got a really cool trailer for Hellraiser: Origins, and now the short will be shown in its entirety at the HollyShorts Film Festival tonight at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at 9pm, details HERE.

In regards to the original pitch video, here is the original description;

In July Paul Gerrard and Mike Le Han produced a teaser trailer to accompany the pitch document which has many more conceptual designs that revision Hellraiser. Paul designed the new look for Pinhead and was production designer on the shoot and Le Han pulled in all of his film resources and directed the teaser on the new Alex 4:3 camera with anamorphic lenses.

With a crew of 47 and over 100 bloodied extras, the shoot was completed and is now in the depths of post production with a massive amount of VFX work being undertaken. Method Studios, Fugitive Studios and Flipbook Animation are helming the chi/VFX with the talented Glen Southern designing (CG build of) the new Hellraiser box.

When the teaser is complete they’ll be presenting it to Dimension Films along with an outline of the first film story and conceptual art pitch document with the hope to work on rebooting the Hellraiser franchise and bringing it into the 21st Century.

I’ve loved the look of this one for a very long time, just a shame nothing ever came of it, but I’m glad to see that they’re unleashing it on to us, the fans. So, check out the trailer once again and let us know what you think?


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