The original ‘Hellraiser’ was released in 1987 and was written and directed by Clive Barker, the horror followed sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) who inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.
As well as giving birth to the horrifying image of Pinhead, it went on to spawn nine sequels the first seven of which featured Doug Bradley reprising