Pinhead is the main antagonist in Clive Barkers Hellraiser franchise. He is one of the cenobites, a type of extradimensional beings with a fetish for human suffering. The cenobites were once humans themselves, but unfortunately they have very bad memory, so don’t expect human sympathy if you ever encounter one!
In the movie Hellraiser Pinhead is the leader of a group of cenobites who have the ability to enter our world through the Lament Configuration, some sort of antique and mysterious puzzle. In the movie a young girl named Kirsty Cotton finds this old puzzle and solves it, and if you think she is rewarded by solving the puzzle you are wrong.
“We’ll tear your soul apart” is a famous quote from the movie, and that is exactly what Pinhead and his cenobites have in mind concerning people who solve the puzzle. Kirsty however promises to deliver the soul of her uncle (Frank) who escaped his fate with the cenobites in hell by being resurrected by some drops of blood on the floor belonging to his brother, Kirsty’s father Larry… Yeah, I know, it makes perfect sense! ;)