Trivia: Pinhead is not named in this movie, and is simply credited as lead Cenobite.

Trivia: The video release of Hellraiser (1987) had one of the most unusual pieces of bonus materials that has ever been offered: A Home Shopping show where merchandise from the movie could be purchased. The show was hosted by a giddy old lady claiming to be a hardcore fan of the movie.

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: 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.

Trivia: The film is based on the novel "The Hellbound Heart".

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: The film was originally meant to be set in England, but this was changed during production when the studio decided it should take place in the US. In order to help sell this, a number of the English cast members were redubbed with American accents. However, as the decision was made after part of the film had already been shot, there are a few lines alluding to it being set in England still left in the finished movie. (They evidently couldn't be reshot or cut around).


Continuity mistake: When Kirsty accidentally opens the box while in the hospital, the face with the large diamond design on it is initially on top, then when it cuts to a close up, the box somehow flips 90 degrees so the face with the circle on it is on top.

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Pinhead: No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Question: At the beginning of the film Frank was using the puzzle box, why did the cenobites arrange his face on the floor?

Answer: Letting the moviegoers know what happened to him, he was no longer human, but a piece of meat to be butchered.

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