I Just Noticed....

As is the norm this time of year, I've been spending my off days revisiting some classic horror films from the 80s (when gore was at its all-time greatest). Encore has the entire Hellraiser series in HD on On Demand right now, so I've been reworking my way through the series. If you're unfamiliar with the Clive Barker cult classic, Hellraiser involves a puzzle box that, when unlocked, can open gateways into hell that are monitored by a group of demons called the cenobites. The box is covered on all sides by a series of golden patterns and indentations that can be teased and manipulated with ones fingers. In the center is a small circle that works as a button.

As I was watching Hellraiser 2: Hellbound last night, nursing my glass of Glenmorangie 10, I glanced at the bottle and noticed something incredibly coincidental.

Was the Glenmorangie label inspired by the Hellraiser puzzle box? If you rub the front label with the tip of your thumb will Pinhead appear in your living room, ready to deliver both pleasure and pain? If anyone's bottle of GlenMo Original ends up opening a gateway to hell, feel free to bring it back. Full refund.

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll