Pinhead is a fictional character from the Hellraiser series. Created by Clive Barker and portrayed by Doug Bradley, Pinhead is a prominent figure in the series, sometimes featured as the main antagonist.
Pinhead is the leader of the cenobites, formerly human creatures from an extradimensional realm who travel to Earth through the Lament Configuration, and harvest human souls. Depicted as intelligent and articulate, the character was deliberately presented as a departure from the mute or wise-cracking 1980s horror movie villain who preceded him, being based more on Count Dracula.
In Hellraiser (1987), Kirsty Cotton unintentionally summons Pinhead and the cenobites, but is spared on condition that she leads the cenobites to her uncle, Frank Cotton, who had escaped them. After reclaiming Frank, the Cenobites turn on Kirsty, who manages to banish them with the Lament Configuration.
In Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), it is revealed that the cenobites are followers of the god "Leviathan", and were originally humans who had lost all memory of their prior human lives. Kirsty shows Pinhead a photograph of his former self, causing him to remember. He briefly battles the newly created Channard cenobite, who reverts him back to his human form before killing him.
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