The multiplayer dead teen simulation game Dead By Daylight previously added killers like Silent Hill Pyramid Head 2, the Ghostface Killer by ScreamAnd Enemy of Resident Evil 3, the Demogorgon from Stranger ThingsAnd, yes, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. It is a wide choice.
Hints on who the next killer will be included in the audio files posted to Discord that revealed the word Hell across the spectrum, and messages posted on Twitter explaining RAISE. Then came a teaser video showing a blurred VHS recording of a red flower blooming (as seen when Cenobites are called in Hellraiser) and the number 1987, the year Hellraiser was released.
So expect Pinhead, the S&M Hell Priest from the Clive Barker movie and many of its sequels, to be Dead By Daylight’s next killer. He’s got something to do with the game, though he and the other Cenobites only target people who open mystery puzzle chests in the movies, rather than any kid who happens to sign up for the wrong summer camp. But then, Pyramid Head doesn’t really make sense outside of its mythology either, and the deep lore of Dead By Daylight has the game’s events taking place in the Omniverse seemingly combining alternate realities, so let’s just agree to ignore it and deal with it.
Some fans in the comments and on Reddit were convinced that the next killer would be a character from Five Nights at Freddy’s, but all clues always point to Hellraiser. I mean, someone even searched for a file The name of the teaser file on the Chinese channel Dead By Daylight and I found the word Hellraiser in it. The new killer will be added to Dead By Daylight in Chapter 21.