Bloody Disgusting recently had an interview with Todd Farmer, potential writer behind the remake of Hellraiser and the third Halloween movie. In this interview something disturbing was brought to light: both movies are being considered for PG-13 ratings. Hellraiser? PG 13? And after the two previous Halloween movies from Rob Zombie, they want to bump it down to a PG-13? That has to be the most hilarious thing I’ve heard in the last few days… you know because the last time I laughed as hard was when I found out Darth Vader screams “Nooooo!” at the end of Jedi.
I realize that a horror movie can be rated PG-13 and still be scary, but something like Halloween where Michael Myers is a BRUTAL, EMOTIONLESS, KILLER? Things tend to get a little graphic. And Hellraiser? A movie about opening a gateway to hell…. yeah that’s a good thing for a PG-13 rating. I can’t understand the whole reasoning behind a PG-13 rating anyways. Have statistics shown that there is a much broader audience in a release like that? Do movie theaters enforce their “no one under the age of 17” rule to the max these days?
All I can say is that I hope they pull their heads out of their collective asses and make these movies rated R, before we get a Michael Meyers who likes to spare people from death and a Pinhead who thinks hell is too hot.