Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  23 December 1988 (USA)
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Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Imogen Boorman ...
Chatterer Cenobite / Chatter II Cenobite
Oliver Smith ...
Mr. Browning / Skinless Frank
Homicide Detective Ronson (as Angus McInnes)
Deborah Joel ...
James Tillitt ...
Bradley Lavelle ...


Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Release Date:

23 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Hellraiser II  »

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$11,090,735 (USA)

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An in-depth subplot detailing the origins of Pinhead (Doug Bradley) was scripted but deleted in preproduction due to last minute budget cuts. All that remains of this subplot is the film's prologue showing Capt. Spencer opening the box and transforming into Pinhead. Pinhead/Capt. Spencer's backstory was later explored in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) See more »


When Kirsty is in the maze, she runs into a brick wall which is obviously fabric. See more »


Channard Cenobite: And to think... I hesitated.
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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

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Worthy horror sequel
22 October 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

After the sucess of the oringial Hellraiser , Clive Barker who has a name for himself passed on the diretcing duties to Tony Randel who made an impressive sequel in Hellbound: Hellraiser II . The film has more gore and a new heroine to help out Kristy Cotton. Once again Juila is back but this time she's totally hell bent and the film's primary villian. Pinhead is still scary but gets some compettion from Doc who is scary in his own right. I give the film *** out of ****.

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