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Paul T. Taylor Talks Filling Doug Bradley’s Shoes in Hellraiser: Judgment!

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Actor Paul T. Taylor (who plays Pinhead in Hellraiser: Judgment) recently chatted with Dallas Observer and offered his input on taking over for Doug Bradley as Pinhead and what that felt like. Keep reading for what the actor had to say about that and more!

“It was the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me in my life,” said Taylor. “Being on that set was the coolest thing I’ve ever done. [Pinhead] was always my favorite horror icon because he was the most twisted and intelligent in my mind. And I love the fetish wear, and it’s just wrong. He’s just so wrong. Chains on hooks? That’s so gruesome and grotesque. Clive Barker’s mind is just so twisted.” 

“I had a couple of months to work on it before we shot and I stayed home as much as possible with very few lights on while I was learning the lines, Taylor continued. “I live in South Oak Cliff in kind of a bad neighborhood, and I would just walk around like a badass basically. [I knew] that I needed to honor the Pinhead that everyone loved already, the Doug Bradley Pinhead.”

Taylor went on to say: “It is a little daunting [taking over for Doug Bradley] I’ve read some comments from the fans who are gonna hate me as Pinhead no matter what, but many of them are smart enough and cool enough to say, ‘I’m not gonna judge until I see Paul T. Taylor play Pinhead,’ and, ‘He’s not Doug Bradley but I’m gonna give him a chance.'”

In addition to Taylor, the film also stars Damon Carney (The Hitcher 2007), Randy Wayne (True Blood), Alexandra Harris (The Veil 2016), John Gulagher (Director of Piranha 3DD and Feast), Diane Goldner (The Collector), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Mike Jay Regan (Hellraiser: Inferno), Jeff Fenter (The Final), Grace Montie (Southern Tale) and newcomer Helena Grace Donald.

As well as assuming directorial duties on the upcoming sequel, effects artist Gary J. Tunnicliffe also penned the screenplay for this upcoming installment. It was previously announced that Judgment would see release on March 28, 2017 but that has since been debunked by Dimension. According to the studio, the film does not yet have a release date.

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?”

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Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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