Dead by Daylight: a teaser reveals the arrival of Pinhead from Hellraiser

Dead by Daylight: a teaser reveals the arrival of Pinhead from Hellraiser

Dead by Daylight

Over the years, Dead by Daylight has practically become the meeting place of the most famous killer of cinema, such as Michael Myers of Halloween, Freddy Kruger and Ghost Face of Scream. Now the teaser posted by the game's official Twitter profile has revealed the arrival of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series.

The teaser, which you can view in the tweet below, shows the reproduction of a mysterious videotape. The movie itself does not offer particular ideas, the date 1987 that appears on the screen was enough for the fans to connect the dots.

A few days earlier the developers published a series of audio files in the official Dead by Daylight Discord, which once analyzed with a spectrogram form the word "Hell", while a series of letters hidden in previous tweets form the word "Raise". Or "Hellraise", which is very reminiscent of Hellraiser, a series of horror films that debuted, guess what, in 1987.

In Hellraiser usually a group of unfortunates activates a mysterious box that attracts the Cenobites, or demons recognizable by horrible mutilations and lacerations, into our world. The main cenobite in Hellraiser films is precisely Pinhead, who appears in all the films shot so far.

In short, at this point it is quite evident that Pinhead and his fearsome pincushion face will soon arrive in Dead by Daylight.

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Dead By Daylight Is Teasing Hellraiser's Pinhead As Its Next Killer

Dead by Daylight has become a metaverse for horror icons in recent years, as the asymmetric survival horror video game is home to cinematic slasher icons such as Halloween's Michael Myers, Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger, and Scream's Ghost Face serial killer. For its next killer, Dead by Daylight is teasing static, VHS tapes, and the year 1987, all clues which point to Pinhead from Hellraiser possibly joining the roster.

While the latest tweet for the game only had a vague reference to the 1987 cinematic debut of Clive Barker's BDSM priest, audio files posted to Discord revealed the word HELL via spectrogram, while previous tweets spelled out the word 'RAISE'. Put the two together, and you've got a good guess as to the identity of the next killer in Dead by Daylight.

If you're unfamiliar with the Hellraiser franchise and Pinhead, the horror film series usually deals with people encountering a puzzle box that summons the Cenobites, former humans who have a fondness for extreme sadomasochism, leather, and lots of hooks.

Pinhead in particular is notable for his appearance living up to his name, as his entire head has nails hammered into it. The character has so far appeared in the entire Hellraiser film series and was primarily portrayed by Doug Bradley from 1987 through to 2005, Stephan Smith Collins in 2011's Hellraiser: Revelations, and Paul T. Taylor in 2018's Hellraiser: Judgement.

Dead by Daylight recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a Resident Evil crossover, adding Jill Valentine and Nemesis to the game's cast. This isn't the first time that Dead by Daylight has visited another video game property, as it crossed over with Left 4 Dead back in May, as well as Silent Hill in 2020.

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