"What's YOUR pleasure?"

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

Type: Mystical

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.

Image Gallery

Awww, you got me a present! Wait...

"Accursed wrapping paper flesh!"

Typical Manson family greeting.

Lovely amount of space there.

Until the next sequel. Yes, really.

About time they uploaded their material to HellTube.

When you're out of ideas, just send your franchise to space.

Kinda knew that already.

What am I looking at and is terror/arousal an appropriate responce?

Okay, we get it. No more sequels.

Deader...on arrival. That's this movie.

Should have stuck with a gift card.

"What's your pleas...what is this Hell known as Rule 34?!"

And the ideas just keep running out and out...

Even Satan would consider what happens next to be overkill.

The chains of command lead to the pins.

Remember. He's a kid.

At the very least, he can fingerpaint now.

The equivalent of catching him during "Me-time".

This is why he's not invited to Sunday School anymore.

He's feeling pain because those are Justin Bieber CDs.

Which is...space, apparently.

Still the best Cenobite even in the future.

Even the retirement home encourages the pleasures of the rending of flesh.

There really is no way out of this franchise.

We all wear masks, but which one shall be real? To hide your face or to be your face?

She only wanted to say hi.

"Anyway, that's how I lost my medical license."
And you thought we were done with the 70s.

It's been a long night.

Okay, who let the demon out?

Just say forever, Pinhead. Your franchise refuses to die.

I knew you were an egghead, doctor, but this is pushing it.

To see him smile is a confirmation that your days are numbered.

Even puppies got the idea of the pain and the pleasure, it seems.

It's always the most inhuman that get no respect.

You can't shut your eyes away from the pain forever.

You know it's an amateur when the make-up looks sloppy.

Evil also seeks an end to this malarky.

It's really sad when the man with one too many scars on him is the most normal.

Auditions for the monsters of Resident Evil are in the other room.

What a bloody tale we recall.

Pinhead's fans aren't just from this plane of existance

Oh, stop whining. You asked for this.

LeVIatHAN, lEviaTHAN, LeViATHan...

He just endured the worst pain imaginable. Stepping on a LEGO brick.

Had this been set during the modern day, oh, the secrets he would find out.

"As a wise human once said, I am at the top of the world."

You can feel your sins crawling all over you...

He saw the reception for his most recent film.

Well, apart from the pain of pleasure, we all need a hobby.

"Would somebody explain to me how this imposter was allowed to live this long?!"