Clive Barker producing original creature for documentary Unearthed: The Hellraiser Saga


The Cenobites from Hellraiser
The Cenobites from Hellraiser

Camelot Entertainment, DarKnight Pictures and MasiMedia announced that Clive Barker is creating a new Cenobite for the upcoming documentary Unearthed: The Hellraiser Saga. Being Barker’s first Cenobite in over a two decades to make it on film, the retrospective will include the complete transformation of a Cenobite from conception to form.

“This retrospective will be different than the ones we have done for other horror franchises, because the creator, Clive, will be imbuing the project with original and exclusive artwork that will help tell our story. This is something everyone is excited about,” explained Producer Anthony Masi. “Clive’s work in the horror genre shares a unique vision that has many complex layers.”

“We are very enthusiastic to have Clive Barker on board,” exclaimed Thompson. “He is not only an amazing writer but also an incredible visual artist. He has the ability to bring stunning imagery to life.”

Unearthed: The Hellraiser Saga includes three to four hours of bonus material, steps behind the scenes and explores the legacy, art form, and themes of Barker’s two decades of Cenobites in the Hellraiser series.

The 90-minute documentary is directed by Stefan Hutchinson and written by Ryan Turek. Unearthed is currently in production.

For the uninitiated, Wikipedia calls the Cenobites extra-dimensional beings who appear in the works of Clive Barker, including the novella The Hellbound Heart and the eight Hellraiser films. They are also mentioned, in passing, in the novel Weaveworld, and in Immacolata, who calls them “The Surgeons from Beyond.”