Dead by Daylight has a storied history of killers from popular horror franchises.
There are currently 24 playable killers in the game - you can debate who is the Best Dead by Daylight Killer here - but of those, five are based on some of the biggest/scariest killers in cinematic history.
This includes: The Nightmare (Freddy Krueger) from Nightmare on Elm Street, The Demogorgon from Stranger Things, The Pig from SAW, Ghost Face from Scream, The Shape (Michael Myers) from Halloween and finally The Cannibal (Leatherface) from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
With so many popular characters to choose from, fans of Dead By Daylight are always keen to see more TV & film based killers added. So who could be next? Well, some teasers and past interview comments have suggested we could see a future chapter dedicated to the Hellraiser franchise.
It's not official yet, but here's everything we know so far about any future collaboration with Pinhead.
August 13, 2021 -
It seems as though Behaviour Interactive have been laying on teasers for Hellraiser pretty think in the past two weeks (apologies for not updating the page sooner, someone had a holiday).
Either way, it would appear as though Pinhead from Hellraiser is pretty nailed on (get it, nailed on...) to be the next killer in Dead by Daylight.
Who would have thought? We figured Candyman might be next what with the impending film coming out.
As we don't want to go repeating ourselves, we suggest you click the link below to read everything we know so far about Dead by Daylight Chapter 21, as we've been logging all the teasers and clues as they've been released. And by now, it seems irrefutable that Pinhead is the new killer for chapter 21.
Hellraiser x Dead By Daylight Teasers
UPDATE - The teasers mentioned below cover clues hinting towards Hellraiser coming to Dead by Daylight before the official teasers began for Chapter 21. For the latest info, see the latest news section above.
Talk about a possible Hellraiser chapter with Pinhead as the killer has been floating around for well over a year.
But for all the discussion surrounding the use of the Hellraiser license, there's not been anything concrete to suggest pinhead is coming anytime soon to Dead by Daylight.
For starters, one of the earliest teasers who Hellraiser, via a subtle tease from Mathieu Cote (Game Director of Dead by Daylight) on Twitter in which he referenced his best friend Simon. This could be likely a nod to either Simon Sayce who created the Hellraiser puzzle box or Simon Bamford who played Butterball (a follower of Pinhead).
It's also worth noting that Cote hasn't been shy about the idea of bringing the franchise to Dead by Daylight, telling ntower.de:
I‘m a big fan of Hellraiser! And I think Pinhead stepping in the world of the Entity would fit perfectly.
When Could Hellraiser Come To Dead By Daylight?
It's likely that any collaboration with the Hellraiser license could be saved until it suits both parties.
For instance, it would make more sense for the collaboration to happen in conjunction with the franchises upcoming reboot.
Screenrant report that David Bruckner's film reboot of Clive Barker's Hellraiser would skip theatres and head straight to streaming service Hulu.
There's also a “Hellraiser” TV series is also in the works at HBO Max with David Gordon Green (Halloween, Halloween Kills) directing the pilot.
However, none of these projects appears to be anywhere close to being complete. So we imagine that if a Hellraiser chapter was being planned, it's likely coming in 2022 when at least one of the aforementioned projects come to fruition.