Cenobites….”demons to some, angels to others”. Creations of the Lord of Hell, Leviathan. “The Cenobites [offer] an experience beyond the limits; pain and pleasure, indivisible.”
For me, the foundation of the “Hellraiser” movies has always be built upon human torment and the pervasion of this pleasure have been the Cenobites. They were never meant to be the focus of the film, but merely the instrument of its’ perversion. This is quite evident in the first two films. They would show up at opportune times to deliver their final judgment. It was only in the last two movies that the filmmakers decided to make Pinhead more “Freddy-like”. He became the driving force behind the film and spent more time on screen, thus destroying the illusion of the Cenobite mystic. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the last two films based only on the foundation they gave to Pinhead’s origins. The formula for a true “Hellraiser” film was lost with the first two and that may be exactly what the producers were shooting for. Who knows???
Special thanks for these pages goes to +ripps for it is his dedication to the “Hellraiser” movie series that has inspired me. His descriptions of each Cenobite (used with permission) and tons more information is available on his excellent site “THE HELLBOUND WEB“. This is probably one of my favorite web pages on the net. It sets the standard by which I build the House of Horrors. Thanks, +ripps.
Now enjoy your stay in HELL!!!!
Leader of the Cenobites. He has a grid on his bald head in which large pins are driven into the intersections. He allowed Kirsty to lead him to Frank so that he could hear Frank confess. He was sent back to Hell by Kirsty and the Box after trying to take her
back as well as Frank.
She has a nail through her nose and wire though her cheeks pulling apart a split in her neck which makes her speak in a raspy whisper. She’s the only Cenobite with hair; she has two fine hairs stretching horizontally from her head.She has a nail through her nose and wire though her cheeks pulling apart a split in her neck which makes her speak in a raspy whisper. She’s the only Cenobite with hair; she has two fine hairs stretching horizontally from her head.
Mute Cenobite. He’s very fat and his ears have been cut off. He wears blind man’s glasses which hide eyelids sewn shut. He constantly fingers the wound in his belly and licks his lips. Originally, he was just a fat man.
Made by the Engineer. A yellowish-colored, mute Cenobite. He clicks his teeth together constantly because the skin around his mouth is held open by four hooks connected to wires that stretch around his head. His ears are cut off and his eyes and nostrils are covered because of the scarring on his face. Was a stand-up comedy and starred in over 30 movies during his human life.
A guardian of Hell. A salamander-like, yellowish demon with four arms and a sharp tail. The hind arms hold itself up and propel it along. Made the Chatterer.
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