Sometimes the writers here at iHorror get really excited over things other than movies. Case in point, one of our high fidelity team members yelled “Holy tits!” at the announcement of this news. Who can blame him?
Hellraiser, the film that made Clive Barker a household name 30 years ago, is getting the Mondo treatment as they celebrate the anniversary with a re-release of the soundtrack by Christopher Young on a special edition LP and exquisite Mondo poster by artist Matt Ryan Tobin.
Mondo Record Label Manager Spencer Hickman says the soundtrack towers over just about every horror score of the 80’s because Young forwent the popular synth electronica of the time and laid down an exquisite composition to accompany the low budget film.
“It’s a phenomenal piece of work; huge strings,” says Hickman, “waltz-like time signatures, and suites that run from the ethereal to downright scary in a matter of moments. We are thrilled to be releasing HELLRAISER in congestion with Lakeshore Records for its 30th anniversary. This fully remastered sonic assault will tear your ears apart,” said Mondo Record Label Manager Spencer Hickman.
Unfortunately, those of us who live across the pond will have to wait for this collector’s item to sail the Atlantic on October 6 at Beyond Fest in Los Angeles.
But Londoners at the Prince Charles Cinema, where Pinhead made his onscreen debut in 1987, will get to experience the film in all its 35 mm splendor on September 25.
Those lucky attendees will get the poster featuring Tobin’s artwork, but will have to spend their quid in the lobby to get the soundtrack.
Arrow is then scheduled to release a steelbook Blu-ray with Tobin’s genius on display October 30.
“We’ve seen a lot of interpretations of Pinhead in art looking malicious and evil,” said artist Matt Ryan Tobin on his interpretation. “I wanted to focus on the cold and somber aspect of Pinhead; emotionless and almost sad. As much as he is a delegate for the Cenobites, he’s also very much a prisoner; chained down by the very chains he uses to collect and destroy souls. I really wanted the artwork to reflect this.”
Though Pinhead may be melancholy on his station in the afterlife, we are ecstatic about this special collection. To again quote our expressive iHorror team mate, “Holy tits!”
*Images courtesy of Mondo and artist Matt Ryan Tobin
180g vinyl housed inside an 425gsm gatefold sleeve featuring all new art by Matt Ryan Tobin and featuring liner notes from Clive Barker and a cardboard replica lament configuration box.
1) Screening Edition: Pressed on clear vinyl with black smoke and gold color in color effect available exclusively at The Prince Charles London screening and at Beyond Fest in Los Angeles on October 6th. 500 copies only. $30 / £30
2) Mondo Exclusive: Lament Configuration vinyl (Gold and Brown swirl) 2000 units. Online only. $30
Box Set Edition
6 x 7” singles each with a unique cover housed inside a 8’ x 8’ wooden lament configuration box replica with liner notes from Clive Barker. Strictly ltd to 1000 copies. On sale 10/6/2017 (online only). $80