Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mysterious Hellraiser VHS terrorizes London
Well, this is moderately terrifying: London appears to be cursed by some sort of lo-fi demon. Some time in 2011, a VHS copy of Clive Barker's 1987 horror opus Hellraiser appeared on top of a specific bus stop on Old Kent Road. As documented by Time Out London, that VHS has been lingering there for the past four years, occasionally disappearing and resurfacing shortly after. At some point, two Hellraiser tapes appeared at once. No matter how often the local council takes the tape away, another one invariably springs up in its place.
This is probably the work of one or more dedicated pranksmen, but we choose to believe in some sort of localized portal to hell and a demon with a sense of humor. Also, we're slowly going mad from the heat outside, and this was too entertaining not to share. As far as we know, we don't own Hellraiser on either DVD or VHS.. but we should check again just in case one mysteriously appeared.