Director Clive Barker unleashed his demonic killer Pinhead for the first time in 1987. It involved a puzzle box, an alternate dimension, and a race of terrifying creatures known as the Cenobites. Pinhead served as their leader, and in keeping with his famous name, was known for pins sticking out all around his head. The original film divided critics and initially had an X rating by the MPAA. It led to nine sequels, though.
#31 HELLRAISER - Clive Barker adapted his own tale of, literally, pain and suffering that gave audiences in the late 80s a new darkly serious vision of horror and a genre icon with lasting powers, Pinhead. #31nightsofhorror pic.twitter.com/FeEkkxZbYj— 31 Nights of Horror (@31nitesofhorror) October 1, 2018