Here’s a bit of 411 on Hellraiser’s legendary star Doug Bradley’s unique meet-and-greet that he’s putting together for fans on behalf of the upcoming Mad Monster horror con in Arizona.
The Mad Monster weekend takes place from May 19 to 21, and maybe the very BEST part of that will be something called ‘The Pinhead Experience.’
Here’s a little bit of a tease about how ‘The Pinhead Experience’ at Mad Monster will play out, courtesy of this post at Bradley’s own Facebook Page:
The cat is out of the bag, so to speak.
We've been keeping this quiet for nearly a year now and it feels great to finally let you all in on it!
When fans and show organizers started to ask about the possibility of a Pinhead photo op with Doug a few years back, we dismissed it as an impossibility. Almost nothing relating to Pinhead existed anymore. No makeup. No costume. Not even a life cast. Besides, shaking hands and "posing" for a picture with Pinhead seemed like a silly idea. From Doug's perspective, if he's in make-up and costume, he's in character. "Hi. How are you?' doesn't quite trip off The Prince Of Pain's tongue, does it?
The more time went on, the more the questions persisted and the more we talked about it. An idea evolved. If Pinhead can't enter the fans' world, how can we bring you into his? If we were to do it, we would want it to stand apart from the rest. It would need to be different. We began to talk about something a little more involved than the photo ops that most fans were used to. We wanted to present an experience and not just a photograph, as close to stepping on set with Doug as Pinhead as we could make it.
We finally made the decision to go forward with our ideas, fully knowing it would be a stressful, expensive, time consuming undertaking. It would have to be coordinated and funded solely by us, but even with that prospect, we would not skimp on details. We hired some of our closest and most talented friends to help us bring it all to life. We can only hope that everyone will be happy with what we've been able to accomplish together. We're still working on some of the final details but this is something we will present to fans for the first time at Mad Monster Party, Arizona in May, 2017.
We hope you can join Doug for this experience.
-Doug Bradley and Steph Sciullo-
For fans of the movie series, the character, Bradley himself…and just horror and horror style, on their own…this looks to be a winner, and something that goes more than a few steps beyond the typical con meet-and greet interactions (which, make no mistake, are usually very satisfying, as well).
One other thing – the teaser video included here also shows the involvement of legendary horror master Tom Savini, so you KNOW Bradley is going all-out. For my part, one of the greatest honors of my professional life remains the time Tom Savini purchased my Modern Day Dracula piece during an appearance he made several years ago at a Spooky Empire horror con (in Orlando, FL) at which I was in attendance.
Pure awesomeness…all the way around!