A year in moments #21 – Hellraiser

Do you ever have those moments where someone reminds you of something and you have no recollection? Today was one of those times. On a video call this morning, my friend Rachel reminded me of a story from when we were teenagers.

Back when we were about 15, apparently I wanted to watch the film Hellraiser, but Rachel wasn’t keen, as she didn’t like horror films. I was quite persuasive, probably because I was a year older and we were in my house. My parents were away, and so we watched the 18-rated film with all it’s gore, murder, sex and hell-beings summoned from another realm.

If you’ve not seen the film, it’s about a group of ‘explorers’ called the Cenobites from another dimension seeking carnal experience, led by Pinhead, a hell-being-thing with pins all over his head. Bit weird, very graphic and not great to watch in a big empty house, especially if you don’t like horror films. I am a terrible friend.

The next morning Rachel opened her eyes to be faced with an egg (hard boiled and peeled) with a face and a load of matchsticks stuck in it. Apparently I’d got up earlier than her to make Egg-Pinhead, crept into her room and placed it right in her line of vision, ready for when she woke up to continue the experience. WHAT A PRANK.

Rachel remembers this moment vividly (I’m not surprised) and I have no recollection. I’m impressed at my creativity to be honest. I did apologise. She laughed.

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