Pseudo cenobites are cenobites, which must be taken to Hell and made in their own personal Cenobite Creation Chamber. Pseudo, meaning fake, is a title given to said "incomplete cenobites" who have not finished their forming process by going to Hell. Pseudo cenobites were first introduced in Hellraiser: Hell on Earth where Pinhead executed an entire bar, after ward he kept the mutilated bodies in a warehouse and he slowly turned the dead into Pseudo cenobites. Fortunately he only managed to transform five dead bodies into pseudos before being interrupted by Joey.

Angelique also had a tendancy to make pseudo cenobites as she made four pseudo clowns and four pseudo pet cenobites which she used in her own personal gash during a deleted scene from Hellraiser: Bloodline.

In Hellraiser: Hellworld, during a hallucination, two best friends to the main protagoinist were made into pseudo cenobites by Chatterer III throughout the film. Also many pseudos appear in the Hellraiser comic series.

A strange trait that pseudos have developed is to be able to remember their pasts unlike true cenobite, as seen in Hellbound: Hellraiser II, where Pinhead, The Female cenobite, Butterball and the newly made over Chatterer were forced to remember their pasts because of Kirsty. Its also a known fact that a person must die before becoming a pseudo cenobite and that the transformation process takes a long time to accomplish.

Memorable Pseudo CenobitesEdit

  • Pistonhead - was in his former life JP Monroe. JP Monroe kills his parents on young to claim the fortune. He was the owner of a night club called The Boiler Room. He was a collector and maker of dark artworks until a friend finds The Pillar of Souls and he buys it. He drops blood on it when bitten by a rat. Pinhead awakes and offer him the power over flesh to create unique art and he will get this reward if he bring Pinhead victims to absorb. When he tries to offer him Terry, she gets the upper hand. Pinhead ask her to offer JP and he will let her dream. From the moment he's close enough, he transform him in Pistonhead by driving a piston through his head. He faces Joey one last time on the construction site, before being sent to hell.
  • Dreamer
  • CD
  • Camerahead
  • Barbie
  • Angelique's cenobites
  • Mike
  • Alison