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Hellraiser: Pinhead and other Monsters from Pop Culture

With Pinhead about to terrify cinemas once more, Amy Walker looks at some of the best monsters in pop culture...

One of the most terrifying cinematic monsters of all was given to us in Hellraiser, returning to UK cinemas this week, in Pinhead. More on him in a minute but we thought with the bald-headed beauty back terrorising people all over again, after doing so for thirty years, that this might be a good time to look at some of the best monsters in cinematic and TV pop culture.

Don’t read this one with the lights off. You’ve been warned!

Pinhead (Hellraiser Series)

Pinhead, also known as the Hell Priest, is a demonic Cenobite, and the main antagonist of the Hellraiser series.

Born a human, he solved the Lament Configuration puzzle during World War One, at which point he was transported to the dimension of the Cenobites and transformed into one of the nightmarish creatures. Pinhead appears whenever the puzzle is solved to torment the living.

Pennywise (IT)

Pennywise is a monster that comes from a time before the creation of our universe, that has come to Earth to feed off the souls of children before hibernating for 30 year periods.

Pennywise has been around throughout history, taking on the forms of its victims fears, though in recent times it often appears as a clown. Whilst its true form is unknowable to humans it does appear as a giant spider-like creature before finally being destroyed.

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