BRADLEY TAKLS PROPHECY SEQUELS
HELLRAISER fans are still waiting for Dimension Home Video to announce street dates for DEADER and HELLSEEKER, the Romanian-lensed seventh and eighth in the Cenobite series. But as series star Doug Bradley reminded Fango at Maryland?s recent Horrorfind Weekend, the company actually has four films featuring the actor awaiting release: He also appears in PROPHECY 4 and 5. ?We went back to Romania in the spring of last year to shoot those,? Bradley tells us. ?I actually only appear in part five as a photograph of a corpse, ?cause I meet an unseemly end in part four, in which I play a Romanian policeman - yes, it?s set in Bucharest, just like DEADER. We have a pretty strong cast - Tony Todd is in it, though mostly in part five, same with Jason Scott Lee, and also Kari Wuhrer, Stephen Billington is playing one of the angels, Sean Pertwee is in it, so it?s a good cast. Joel Soisson [producer of the entire PROPHECY series] directed both of them.? For those keeping score, most of the cast are veterans of other Dimension genre franchises; Wuhrer stars in DEADER, while Lee was in both of the DRACULA sequels (the third entry is also awaiting a debut date) and Billington was the Count in DRACULA II: ASCENSION.
As for the sequels? storyline, Bradley reports, ?It?s fairly familiar in terms of the PROPHECY mythology as established in the earlier films. It continues the battle of the angels, the fallen angels; Lucifer is among them this time, and Belial, Lucifer?s old adversary, is pursuing him and flitting from host to host. He inhabits a variety of bodies as the film goes on, and mine becomes the last of his temporary resting places. It centers on an ongoing Book of Revelations, the idea being that Revelations was not the last word of the Bible - that it goes on, and is writing itself. It?s a pretty cool story.?
Courtesy of Fangoria