Can you talk about the actual effects in the movie, especially the death of Aoife Hinds’ Nora with a stab wound to the throat?
Clayton: The scene you’re talking about with the pin in the throat, actress Aoife Hinds, she’s just amazing. And she was on a rig with hooks in fake makeup and they went in and took blood between shots. They built that corridor, an extension of the truck we were in. And there was dirt on the ground and those bricks were there and there were chains hanging over my head. And I pull a pin and then it is transferred to the long one. And then I go and I tease her because she told me.
Bruckner: I don’t know that.
Clayton: You need to see the depression of the skin. I said, “Can I do this for you?” And she said, “Yes, do it honey.” So I’ll poke her with it. Even reading it on the page and the dialogue, there’s no music and when I shoot, we’re there, and David says, “You’re going to turn the latch as if you were controlling her scream and adjusting the pitch and the volume of her screams.” And so in my mind, I thought, “Okay, cool, cool, whatever.” And I’m doing that and then I see it and I’m like, “Oh f***, that’s therefore So great. “
Brucker: One of the things we really want to achieve, I think in any string in series, really, is to have torque at the poles. Typically when you put an actor on and you attach chains to them, they can’t be real chains, they can’t necessarily be weights of metal. But we really want the body to move and conduct and respond. And so we had to design a leash system that you could attach to the harness underneath that could act as an actual leash on the camera, but also a kind of plastic mold.
We designed our own chain for you to pull and maneuver. An actor can support real weight. So moments like that with Aoife, moments with Joey in the beginning, moments with Voight later, and even to a certain extent with Colin, all of it – that’s the real stuff in it. Work. What you see in the movie is actually on the set. Anytime we interact with Cenobite devices and agents, that’s the biggest challenge.
Is there a particular scene you want people to pay attention to that involves references or easter eggs?
Bruckner: One of my favorite points is that there’s some direct sexual reference to how Frank handled in the original movie before he was captured by the Cenobites. And we nodded to that from Riley’s point of view. So having some of the interactions she has with Box feels like an appropriate counterpoint to that.
“Hellraiser” is currently streaming on Hulu.
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