Trivia: The film's original title was "The Hellbound Heart," after the original novel. The studio wanted Clive Barker to change it, since they felt that title made the movie sound too much like a romance. Barker then suggested "Sadomasochists From Beyond The Grave," which was also rejected. Barker then asked crew-members for suggestions, and a 60 year-old woman who worked on the film sarcastically quipped that the film should be called "What a Woman Would Do for a Good F**k." Eventually, Barker and the studio settled on the title "Hellraiser."
Trivia: Industrial band Coil originally did the soundtrack for this movie, but it was turned down by the film studio. Clive Barker said: "The only group I've heard on disc whose records I've taken off because they made my bowels churn."
Trivia: Doug Bradley originally didn't want to play the iconic role of Pinhead and seriously considered instead taking a tiny bit-part as one of the furniture movers seen in one scene. This was because as it was his first film, he felt his real face should be visible on-screen. Thankfully, his director and good friend Clive Barker managed to talk him into taking on the role of Pinhead.