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“One of the most notorious characters… the demonic Cenobite known as the Cold Man or Pinhead, returns in this novella that bridges his first appearance in The Hellbound Heart (1986) and his spectacular swan song in The Scarlet Gospels (2015). Miller (Clive Barker’s Next Testament) suffuses the tale with vivid imagery that intensifies its atmosphere of dread… Fans who have followed Pinhead’s exploits in fiction and the Hellraiser films will find this book a must.”
Hellraiser: The Toll tells the story of what happened between Clive Barker’s iconic works Hellraiser and its literary follow-up, The Scarlet Gospels. Written by Mark Alan Miller (Next Testament, The Steam Man), featuring narration by director Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Fright Night); a full cast that includes Mali Elfman, Kasey Lansdale, Peter Atkins, Robert Parigi, Richard Ankles, Christian Francis, Joshua Holland, and Justin Vonderach; and original music by powerhouse composer Cris Velasco (God of War 1-3, Clive Barker’s Jericho).
Thirty years after Kirsty escaped from the clutches of the Hell Priest, Pinhead, and lived to fight another day, her life has never been the same. Every few years she fashions a new name, a new identity, and a new home for herself. She is a woman who is running from her past at all costs, which is why it comes as such a surprise when she receives a mysterious letter in the mail, addressed to the identity she’s been running from over half her life.
Answering the letter’s query, she begins a descent down a rabbit hole to the ultimate confrontation. Her actions stir something unnameable in the ether and throw her into a game where nothing…not even what she sees in front of her very eyes…can be trusted.
With equal parts economy and eloquence, author Mark Alan Miller brings to life the beginning of the end as The Toll expands the Hellraiser universe and shows that before Detective Harry D’Amour’s adventures in The Scarlet Gospels, there was a first witness to Pinhead’s infernal plan.
Narrated by Tom Holland
– Mali Elfman [Kirsty Cotton]
– Peter Atkins [Dr Joseph Lansing]
– Kasey Lansdale [Miss Pryor/Stewardess/Secretary/Madame Rembert]
– Joshua Holland [Frank Cotton]
– Richard Ankles [The Runner]
– Robert Parigi [Walter]
– Justin Vonderach [Hans]
– Christian Francis [The Cold Man]
Music Produced by Cris Velasco
Produced by Andrew Furtado
Written and Directed by Mark Alan Miller
Music Copyright © Cris Velasco
Production Copyright © 2018 Mark Alan Miller