Pinhead and the Lament Configuration are a pointedly neutral force in Clive Barker’s incarnation of "Hellraiser," wielded by human beings who are the true villains of the story. However, HELLRAISER (2022) conceptualizes the Cenobites as nothing more than demons who wish to make mankind suffer all the pain that hell has to offer.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia's novel is an astonishing example of how Gothic fiction can terrify in new ways while utilizing elements that have always been quintessential to the genre.
"The irony is that slashers are known to be formulaic and simple, when the diversity of its reception and fandom shows the exact opposite to be true."
Exploring Srdjan Spasojevic's infamous shocker from a female perspective.
Horror-writer Mary Kay McBrayer delves into the act of transference of mental deterioration as punishment, and why that kind of revenge is so satisfying.