Stephan Smith Collins had been revealed as the new face of Pinhead, after Doug Bradley declined to reprise his most famous role in the next HELLRAISER sequel.
Above is the first shot of Stephan Smith Collins in full Pinhead make-up for the direct-to-DVD HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS.
This photo is a poor selection on Dimension's part to showcase the premiere of the new Pinhead. Collins here just does not instill the instant terror in me that Bradley has done in the past. No slight on Collins as there is yet to be any video footage released and he has some pretty big shoes to fill. At a glance this looks like really really good make-up and costume created by a super fan of the series, not the official heir of the pain throne.
Judging by this photo alone I don't see this change-up going very well with the few fans left who have stuck with the franchise, but maybe they'll surprise me. What do you think of the photo?
HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS recently wrapped shooting in Los Angeles. No release date has been set yet.