supreme resurrect pinhead in a collaboration with cult comic gorefest hellraiser

This product drop promises to tear your soul apart.

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Apr 23 2018, 8:53pm

From The Wizard of Oz to Taxi Driver, E.T. to Kids and Scarface to Akira, Supreme’s infinite scroll of collaborators is filled with cinema creative-coming-togethers. Rather than a prized popcorn family-friendly favourite, streetwear’s biggest beast has looked to a cult classic of horror to add a hellish bent to its spring 2018 drop. Thirty years after its release, it’s time to rediscover Hellraiser as its torturer-in-chief Pinhead appears on everything from a trench coat to football jerseys and a skateboard.

So for those of you who haven’t seen the original or any release from the series that followed, what is Hellraiser? Well, it’s a British horror love story that has amused, disturbed, inspired, and repulsed for more than three decades. Based on a short novel by Clive — the British author, playwright and screenwriter who Stephen King declared as the future of horror — the film follows a family who open a mysterious puzzle box and invite hell in to their lives in the form of S&M club-inspired creatures known as Cenobites and led by Pinhead. Upon its release, Hellraiser broke the era’s slasher mold with a unique blend of gore and eroticism. It’s since expanded into a ten-film franchise and Pinhead — who only had eight-minutes of screen time in the original, yet stole the show — has become an enduring icon of Hellraiser. So, that’s why Supreme has worked on a capsule collection showcasing imagery from the series.

“I got a good reaction from the S&M crowd — and still do,” Barker explained to the Guardian last year. “I was validating a lifestyle. It was a celebration of the beauty of these strange secret rituals.” Now a new generation can wear this beauty on their sleeves, their chests, their everything. To paraphrase Pinhead himself: “No tears please (if you miss out), it’s a waste of good suffering!”

Supreme/Hellraiser will be available to buy from April 26.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.