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The 50 Scariest Monsters In Movie History

22. Pinhead

Appears in: Hellraiser (1987), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), Hellraiser: Helllworld (2005), Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
Scariest moment: Rising up behind a scared shitless Kristy Cotton (Ashley Laurence), Pinhead cryptically informs her, in his muddied up, marble-mouthed Darth Vader voice, "We have such sights to show you."
Weakness: Hats? Lightning bolts? Low hanging entryways?

It takes a truly sick bastard to be crowned the leader of a crew as demonic as the Cenobites, the monsters that rule Clive Barker's Hellraiser movie franchise. Adorned with body piercings, clad in sliced-up S&M black leather outfits, and cursed with inhuman faces, the Cenobites torture and kill through disgustingly hedonistic means.

The only purveyor of sadomasochistic pain worthy of running their show is Pinhead (Doug Bradley). As the story goes, he was once British captain Elliot Spenser, who shunned God, wandered the land practicing sadistic hedonism, and ultimately became Hellraiser's villain identified by the nails sticking out of his head. Not to mention, his penchant for mutilating victims by summoning hooks and chains to rip their bodies apart.

For Pinhead, pain is pleasure.

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