Films: Hellraiser (1987), Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988), Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (1992), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), Hellraiser: Revelations (2011), Hellraiser: Judgement (2018)
Alias: Pinhead, Chatterer, the Female, Butterball, CD, Camerahead, Barbie, the Siamese, the Wire Twins, the Surgeon, Bound 1 and Bound 2
Location: Civilized area/Eldritch location/Haunted home
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil
Summary: There's a masochist in all of us, but just how far are we willing to go to receive the ultimate pleasure? What lengths would we go to forget our worst sins? And more importantly, when it's all said and done, was it worth it? The Cenobites exist to remind us that if you want pleasure, you'd better be prepared for the pain that comes with it!
History: The Cenobites are a race of humanoid abominations made from those who gave up everything for equal parts pain and pleasure. They are granted this by Leviathan, the eldritch God of Hell. All of these men came into contact with the Lament Configuration, a puzzle box said to bring out the ultimate pleasure. Every Cenobite tells a story, but none are more revered or persistent than their unofficial leader, Pinhead. This man was once a British soldier, but the Battle of Passchendaele broke his mind, and after pursuing masochistic pleasure for so long, he found the box, and it transformed him into one of the most loyal to the Cenobite cause. Now, he leads the Cenobites on an eternal quest to punish those who would abuse and sin their way to their idea of pleasure...
Notable Kills: All across the board, but it always comes back to tearing apart others with hooks and chains.
Final Fate: Across decades, Pinhead is the only Cenobite who seems to get the attention. And because most of those goddamn sequels reduced him to a stereotypical serial killer, we'll forget that. Unfortunately, his legacy ended with his ultimate sacrifice, as God reduced him to a mere mortal after he killed off a renegade angel.
Powers/Abilities: Can manipulate reality however they please.
Weakness: Can be deceived, and will only go after those who truly deserve it. As Pinhead says, they are summoned by desire, not words.
Scariness Factor: 4.5-Demonic body horror at its finest! These demons will find your sinning ass and they will positively WRECK you! However, we at this site prefer none of the sequel nonsense of making Pinhead pure evil, as he will always be to us an honorable soul who only seeks out the truly guilty. Just hope you ain't one of those guilty pricks...
Trivia: -"Pinhead" isn't the lead Cenobite's true name, rather it was a nickname given by fans. It ultimately stuck, much to author Clive Barker's ire.
-Clive Barker conceived the whole idea for this franchise based on the 80's complete disapproval of bondage and masochism. Because Clive Barker is Clive Barker, and Clive Barker is no friend to conformism.