As Daily Dead launches its new Twitch channel, I’ve decided that a great way to celebrate Hellraiser’s upcoming 35th anniversary would be to put myself through a little sweet suffering and watch every single film in the series. I know this seems ill-advised, but I’m just enough of a masochist to give it a go, so I’ll be hosting a Watch Party over two weekends this September and you’re invited to join in!

And I’m not going through this torment for no reason as I’m looking to raise funds for two very important organizations. 

The first, Trans Empowerment Project, is “moving the Trans community out of crisis and into empowerment by focusing on the abolition of white supremacy to ensure that our most marginalized community members, Disabled Queer and Trans People of Color, can thrive and live their best lives.”

The second, Sister Song, seeks to “build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.”

These are fantastic organizations and given everything going on right now I think it’s important we can do everything in our power to support them. And I’m also not diving into the bonkers adventure alone! I’ve recruited some friends to make sure I don’t completely lose my mind. We’ll be chatting all things Hellraiser, answering your questions, and may even have a few giveaways and other incentives for those who donate during the stream. 

So check out the schedule below (you’ll notice I’m watching the series out of order so that I don’t descend completely into madness). Be sure to follow Daily Dead’s Twitch channel at DailyDeadTwitch, and start staking out your favorite way to view the Hellraiser films so that you can watch along!


Weekend 1: Focus on Trans Empowerment Project (Donate here)
Friday, September 9:

Saturday, September 10:

  • 6pm EDT/3pm PDT: Hellbound with horror analyst Dani Bethea
  • 8pm EDT/5pm PDT: Inferno with Dead Ringers co-host and Daily Dead Senior Contributor Emily Von Seele
  • 10pm EDT/7pm PDT: Hellseeker with Daily Dead Senior Editor  Derek Anderson


Weekend 2: Focus on Sister Song (Donate here)

Friday, September 16:

  • 8pm EDT/5pm PDT: Hell on Earth with Graveyard Shift Sisters founder Ashlee Blackwell
  • 10pm EDT/7pm PDT: Judgment with Horror Queers co-host Trace Thurman 

Saturday, September 17:

  • 6pm EDT/3pm PDT: Hellworld with Daily Dead Editor-in-Chief Jonathan James
  • 8pm EDT/5pm PDT: Deader with Daily Dead Senior Columnist Scott Drebit
  • 10pm EDT/7pm PDT: Hellraiser with Girls, Guts, and Giallo’s Annie Rose Malamet

  • Bryan Christopher
    About the Author - Bryan Christopher

    Horror movies have been a part of Bryan’s life as far back as he can remember. While families were watching E.T. and going to Disneyland, Bryan and his mom were watching Nightmare on Elm Street and he was dragging his dad to go to the local haunted hayride.

    He loves everything about the horror community, particularly his fellow fans. He’s just as happy listening to someone talk about their favorite horror flick as he is watching his own, which include Hellraiser, Phantasm, Stir of Echoes, and just about every Friday the 13th movie ever made, which the exception of part VIII because that movie is terrible.