More on the unreleased Coil soundtrack to Hellraiser, and where the Cenobite aesthetic came from


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Oh god, PFIQ. I lived with a guy who had a collection of those, and the genital piercing themed issue was… intense.


As the old soundtrack link seems to have depreciated…




Coil makes my bowels churn.




…there was a tendency in the horror genre to downplay horror and play it for laughs. To turn it into an easily digestible experience. There was no real danger or confrontation going on.

And of course as soon as Clive got out of the way the Hellraiser movies got the same treatment:

Buy the Cenobite action figures, kids!


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