While the film boasts a deliciously gothic score courtesy of Christopher Young, Barker had originally commissioned British industrial outfit Coil to score the film. The ‘bowel-churning’ soundscape they delivered wasn’t considered commercial enough by the studio, though the band later released it in various collections of their work.
Head over to Paracinema to read about the unused Hellraiser score and listen to a couple of tracks.
While you’re there, why not pick up a copy of Paracinema Magazine issue 20. Inside you’ll find the likes of A Serbian Film: Transgressive Horror in the Internet Age by Thomas Duke; Eyes Wide Open: Finding the Key to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining through Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 by Todd Garbarini; They Call Me Bruce: The History of Bruce Lee Exploitation Cinema by Will Sloan; Sam The Great And Powerful by Bryce Wilson, and much, much more.
If you’ve already pre-ordered a copy – apologies for the delay – as soon as it’s back from the printers, it’ll be winging its way to you, like Q the Winged Serpent in magazine form.