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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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Chatterer Cenobite / Chatter II Cenobite
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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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$11,090,735 (USA)
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As fans of the movie know, originally there was going to be an extra scene during the ending when Kirsty and Tiffany are running from Channard. Scene was planned to go like this; During their escape they ran into doctor and nurse. Doctor demands to know what are they doing. Kirsty backs away in horror when suddenly doctor and nurse turn into Pinhead and Female Cenobite and then her and Tiffany continue running. Scene was set to be filmed but it was ultimately dropped for two reasons. One was because filmmakers thought that having actor Doug Bradley as normal doctor would confuse the viewers, and second one was because effects were very bad so it was decided to stop filming the scene. However, still photographer who was on set took some photos of Pinhead and Female Cenobite dressed as surgeons which were used for promotion of the film and were also used on some VHS/DVD covers of the movie, confusing the fans and starting a rumor about "infamous deleted surgery scene". Some trailers do show few shots from this unfinished scene and couple shots of another deleted scene with Chatterer stopping the elevator with his hand and jumping at Kirsty and Tiffany. See more »

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When we see Julia in Channard's house, she is dripping blood, as she is skinless. From where she is standing, she would have had to walk across the room, dripping blood, but the carpet is very clean, excluding the area where she is standing. See more »

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[as Dr. Channard is transformed into a Cenobite]
Julia Cotton: It wanted souls, and I brought it you. You wanted to know. Now you know. And I wanted everything. Now everybody's happy. Goodbye, Doctor.
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All time fav. Beautiful, visceral, multi-layered and vaguely erotic.
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Clive Barker is still the king. He brings us to a world where monsters have politics, the 5 senses rule, and we sometimes question whether our pre-notions of pain are as accurate as we think. The Hellraiser series is a lush, nightmarish, subliminal journey into human desire, masochism, mythos and madness. Pinhead is not so much the generic, evil antagtonist as he is a source of comfort and logic sometimes. Clive Barker has often toyed with our preconceptions that all "monsters" must be blindly destructive brutes, as opposed to the endearingly rational and decidedly intelligent Cenobites. Perhaps the fact that I have Cenobites tattooed makes me biased;) But it's still a unique piece with gorgeous imagery (to some.) Angels to some, demons to others... If you haven't seen Hellraiser 1 and 2 (the rest are not so great IMHO)...you must!


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