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Aliases: Chatterer Cenobite
Chattering Cenobite
Continuity: Hellraiser
Notability: Minor character
Type: Demon
Gender: Male
Location: Hell
1st appearance: Hellraiser (1987)
Final: Hellraiser II: Hellbound (1988)
Actor: Nicholas Vince

The Chatterer, or Chatterer Cenobite, is a fictional demon featured in the Hellraiser film series by New Line Cinema. There have been two different versions of this character, both of whom were played by actor Nicholas Vince. The first Chatterer appeared in the original 1987 film Hellraiser. The second appeared in the first sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser II.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Little is known about the Chatterer save that he is one of the demonic beings known as a Cenobite. He was once a mortal human male who, through reasons unknown, was consigned to Hell, and transmogrified into the Chatterer by the Engineer. The Chatterer is tall, lean and bald and wears black leather attire. He has pronounced teeth, which are always clacking together, hence his nickname. The Chatterer is the only one amongst the original Cenobite who does not speak.

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The character of Chatterer was created by author Clive Barker.
  • The Chatterer first appeared in the novella The Hellbound Heart. In the story, he is identified as the Third Cenobite to make an appearance. Unlike his movie counterpart, the novella version of the Chatterer could speak.
  • Playing the Chatterer is Nicholas Vince's first work as an actor. He got the role due to his previous association with Clive Barker, whom he was friends with.

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