Did any of you ever watch the original Hellraiser or any of its many sequels before embarking on this one?
Hiam Abbass: No, I’m sorry. I haven’t and I didn’t want it because I didn’t want it because I get really scared and it really pisses me off. I feel sick. I was braver when I was younger, but that wasn’t long ago.
Totally understandable. Goran, you’re the big fan, right?
Goran Visnjic: Yes. When I was a teenager [I saw them] at my local video club, still on VHS tapes. The first one was already in theaters so I missed it. I hadn’t seen it, but my good friend and I, I think we saw her in a few days – there were four of us at the time.
I have to say number four [“Hellraiser: Bloodline”], in my teenage mind, was my favorite. I’m a big Sci-Fi fan. They built this space station, and there was a lot of history involved as well. It was very operatic and I loved it. It was the Star Wars era and all, so was one of my favorites. When this came onto my desk I was really interested to see what would be there. [With] the script, combined with David [Bruckner, director]I thought, “I have to be a part of this. That’s going to be pretty cool.”
https://www.looper.com/1039363/hellraiser-stars-goran-visnjic-and-hiam-abbass-on-their-characters-twisted-dynamic-exclusive-interview/ Hellraiser stars Goran Visnjic and Hiam Abbass on their characters’ twisted dynamics