Dallas Actor Goes to Hell

Dallas actor cast to raise hell as Pinhead in horror movie franchise

Dallas actor cast to raise hell as Pinhead in horror movie franchise

Pinhead from Hellraiser
A Dallas actor will play Pinhead in the next installment in the Hellraiser movie franchise. Photo courtesy of New World Pictures
Paul Taylor Dallas actor
Local actor Paul Taylor, aka the new Pinhead, has been a staple onstage for years. Photo courtesy of Paul T. Taylor
Mr Burns, a post-electric play in Fort Worth
Taylor and Caroline Dubberly in Mr. Burns, A Post-electric Play at Stage West. Photo courtesy of Stage West
Paul Taylor in The Hot Mikado
Taylor as KoKo in The Hot Mikado at Theatre Three. Photo courtesy of Theatre Three
Pinhead from Hellraiser
Paul Taylor Dallas actor
Mr Burns, a post-electric play in Fort Worth
Paul Taylor in The Hot Mikado

One local actor is about to give us all nightmares. Paul T. Taylor, who has appeared on stages all over Dallas-Fort Worth, along with a handful of movies and TV shows, has been cast as Pinhead in the upcoming movie Hellraiser: Judgment.

The 10th installment in the gory film franchise, created by horror master Clive Barker, was announced suddenly in mid-February. The news came this past weekend via Bloody Disgusting that Taylor was taking over the lead role.

Taylor is a classically trained actor who has racked up accolades in everything from Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play at Fort Worth's Stage West to The Hot Mikado at Dallas' Theatre Three to Miracle on 34th Street at Dallas Children's Theater.

Now he's donning the movie monster's acupuncture-gone-wrong look after the previous Pinhead from 2011's Hellraiser: Revelations, Stephan Smith Collins, declined to reprise his role. Doug Bradley played the role in the first eight films.

Director Gary Tunnicliffe previously teased the casting of a new Pinhead with a post identifying the actor as “a classically trained stage and film actor who brings a great physical presence and more than a hint of Peter Cushing and Ralph Fiennes.”

Anyone who saw Taylor as the titular and terrifying Mr. Burns at Stage West will have no problem imagining him as the villain.