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To Prepare a Face
Encyclopædia 0.1

 Characters 

Chanley, Lon / Face
An actor that some called "the man with a thousand faces". He prided himself on creating realistic masks for each role he plays. The face for Fagin in Oliver Twist gave him trouble until he spied a man who had a perfect face for the roll. A strange and "soundless explosion of light" killed the "Fagin" victim in the Hollywood Mannequin shop. Chaney found the man's face hanging from a mannequin's fingers and stole it. He traveled to London and stole a face from a freak named Henrik to use in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After the success of that movie, he proposed to Patty. She declined, explaining that Norman asked first. In preparation for The Phantom of the Opera, Chaney burned Norman's face with sulfuric acid. Detective Murray tried to stop him, but he was taken to Hell by Pinhead. There, he was made into the Cenobite named Face. As a Cenobite he had no skin on his face, attaching other peoples over his head. He thought about trying screws to attach the faces to his head because he was becoming used to the pain of staples.
Face
See Chanley, Lon / Face
"Fagin"
The unnamed owner of Hollywood Mannequins who Chanley felt would make the perfect "Fagin". He was killed by a strange and "soundless explosion of light" in his store. Chanley found his face and stole it to use in "Oliver Twist".
Henrik
A circus freak who had no arms and legs. Chanley drowned him and then dug up the corpse and stole the face.
Henrik's Mother
She looked out her son at the circus and blamed herself for his death. She later recognised his face in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and had the corpse exhumed.
Kerry, Norman
He played Phoebus de Chateaupers in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. A fellow actor to Chanley, he always played the dashing hero. He proposed to Patty and she accepted. Chanley started using sulphuric acid to burn Norman's face shortly before Detective Murray arrived.
Miller, Patricia "Patty" Ruth
She played Esmerelda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After its success Chanley proposed to her but she turne dhim down having already accepted Norman's proposal. She was to have played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera.
Detective Murray
"A bit of a film buff" who investigated the death of "Fagin". He interviewed Chanley and got his autograph. When Henrik's face was found to be missing he went to arrest Chanley only to see Pinhead escorting him to Hell.
Pinhead
Chanley's mentor, he watched over the actor and eventually took him to Hell to become the Cenobite "Face".
Policeman
Suggested the idea that Chanley was stealing faces and later witnessed Pinhead taking the actor to Hell.
 Locations 

Hell
Face's home. Pinhead took him there to become a Cenobite and he has "adapted well".

Hollywood
The location where Lon Chanley made many of his films..

Hollywood Mannequins
Owned by "Fagin". A strange and "soundless explosion of light" killed the him and Chaney found "Fagin's" face hanging from a mannequin's fingers.
London
The location of the Morelli Brothers Circus.

 Things 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Chanley played Quasimodo in this, using the face of Henrik. Henrik's mother recognised her son in the film. Patty played Esmerelda whilst Norman played Phoebus.

Morelli Brothers Circus
A travelling circus which featured a freak show. It was in London when Chanley killed Henrik.

Oliver Twist
A film in which Chanley played "Fagin" using the face of the costume shop owner. It sold out for 13 weeks in a row during which time a woman claimed to recognise the shop owners visage.

The Phantom of the Opera
Chanley was meant to play the Phantom but instead decided to transform Norman into the part using acid. He was interrupted by Detective Murray before Pinhead took him to Hell.

Sulphuric Acid
Chanley used this to burn Norman's face in order to make him the Phantom of the Opera.

 Timeline 

1922 Chanley steals "Fagin's" face and makes "Oliver Twist".
1923

Chanley steals Henrik's face to play Quasimodo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Chanley proposes to Patty but is turned down. Chanley tries to burn Norman's face for "The Phantom of the Opera". Pinhead takes Chanley to Hell to become "Face".

 References 

Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Book 4: "To Prepare a Face " by Jan Strnad, Mark Chiarello & Gaspar


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