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Director:
Writers:
Clive Barker (story)
Peter Atkins (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 December 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It will tear your soul apart... again. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great follow-up to a classic See more (149 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Tony Randel 
 
Writing credits
Clive Barker (story)

Peter Atkins (screenplay)

Produced by
Clive Barker .... executive producer
David Barron .... associate producer
Christopher Figg .... producer
Christopher Webster .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Robin Vidgeon 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
Tony Randel (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Doreen Jones 
 
Production Design by
Michael Buchanan  (as Mike Buchanan)
 
Art Direction by
Andy Harris  (as Andrew Harris)
 
Costume Design by
Jane Wildgoose 
 
Makeup Department
Allan Burne .... special makeup effects crew
Stuart Conran .... special makeup technician
Mark Coulier .... special makeup technician
Steve Cullane .... special makeup effects engineer
Neill Gorton .... special makeup effects
Steve Hardie .... special makeup technician (as Steve Hardy)
Alan Hedgcock .... special makeup effects crew
Little John .... special makeup technician
Heather Jones .... hair stylist
Paul Jones .... special makeup effects crew
Arlind Junkerman .... special makeup technician
Bob Keen .... special makeup effects consultant
Dave Keen .... special makeup effects engineer (as David Keen)
Paul Knowles .... special makeup effects engineer
Handy Lovatt .... special makeup effects crew
Alistair McPherson .... special makeup effects crew
Michael Moustafi .... special makeup effects crew
Steve Painter .... special makeup effects crew (as Steven Painter)
William Petty .... special makeup technician
Beverley Pond-Jones .... special makeup technician
Geoffrey Portass .... special makeup effects artist (as Geoff Portass)
Mark Roberts .... special makeup effects crew
Gary Ryan .... special makeup effects crew
Simon Sayce .... special makeup technician
Warwick Sayce .... special makeup effects crew
Aileen Seaton .... key makeup artist
Roger Walker .... special makeup technician
Cliff Wallace .... special makeup technician
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... first assistant director
Christopher Figg .... second unit director
Peter Freeman .... third assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director
Kevin Westley .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ron Allett .... property master
David Balfour .... dressing propman
Angus Cameron .... art department trainee
William Chamberlain .... carpenter
Bernard Collins .... carpenter
Peter Collins .... carpenter
Nigel Crafts .... carpenter
Lia Cramer .... assistant designer
Derek Ede .... stagehand
Steve Ede .... construction manager
Ray Ellis .... property transport
Ken Evans .... supervising carpenter
Ian Green .... carpenter
Michael Gunner .... painter
Floyd Jones Hughes .... storyboard artist
John Keenan .... stagehand
Ronald Kent .... painter
Nick Lloyd .... carpenter
Colin Lovering .... supervising painter
Alex McLune .... carpenter
David Mears .... stand-by painter
Malcolm Miller Jr. .... stand-by carpenter
James Muir .... stand-by stagehand
Anna Pinnock .... production buyer
Graeme Purdy .... chargehand stand-by prop
 
Sound Department
Michael A. Carter .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mike Carter)
Joe Gilmore .... assistant dubbing editor
John Ireland .... sound effects editor
Simon Manley .... assistant sound effects editor
Tony Message .... dubbing editor
John Midgley .... sound mixer
Clive Osborne .... boom operator
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jesse E. Johnson .... special effects assistant
Graham Longhurst .... special effects supervisor
Ian Brown .... prosthetic makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dennis Bartlett .... travelling matte supervisor
Cliff Culley .... optical effects supervisor
Neil Culley .... matte camera operator
 
Stunts
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... focus puller: second unit
Bob Bridges .... clapper loader: second unit
Wally Byatt .... director of photography: second unit
Murray Close .... unit still photographer
Jack Collins .... electrician
Andy Curling .... electrician
Steve Davis .... rigger
Steve Foster .... gaffer
Ian Hills .... chargehand rigger
Gary Hutchings .... camera grip
Pat Killeen .... stand-by rigger
Steve Kitchen .... best boy
Clive Mackey .... clapper loader
Danny Shelmerdine .... focus puller
Ray Wardley .... electrician
Peter Wing .... electrician
David Worley .... camera operator
Vince Goddard .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Rory Fellowes .... animation sequence
Karl Watkins .... animation sequence
 
Casting Department
Amanda Fisher .... assistant to casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
Johnny Britton .... cenobite costumes
Brian Cox .... wardrobe assistant
Clare Hastings .... wardrobe consultant
Jane Howells .... wardrobe assistant
Jeff Strong .... cenobite costumes
Ro Sylvester-Fisher .... cenobite costumes
 
Editorial Department
Roy Birchley .... first assistant editor
Tracey Sheffield .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Eric Tomlinson .... music mixer
Eric Tomlinson .... music recordist
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Christopher Young .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Maurice Newsome .... unit driver
Luciano Trasatti .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Gillian Bates .... production coordinator
Dennis Davidson .... additional publicist
Domenica Fraser .... assistant to producer
Robert Harman .... flying effects supervisor (as Bob Harman)
Steve Jones .... unit publicist
Gavin Kingcome .... production runner
Lesley Maley .... administrator
J.J. Odedra .... jobfit trainee
Jo Pond .... assistant accountant
Roy Puddefoot .... administrator
Caroline Quilter .... unit nurse
Alison Riva .... jobfit trainee
Louise Rosner .... assistant to producer
Joe Sargent .... production accountant
Marija Sargent .... assistant accountant
Gilmore Smith .... jobfit trainee
Karen Winnery .... administrator
Brad Stephens .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
97 min | USA:99 min (uncut version) | Germany:78 min (TV version) (heavily cut) | West Germany:88 min (theatrical version)
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Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Original rating) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-18 (2000) | Finland:(Banned) (1989) | France:-12 | France:-16 (original rating) | Iceland:(Banned) | Iceland:16 (cut) | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 (video rating) | New Zealand:R16 (cut) | New Zealand:R18 (uncut) (2011) | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1990) (cut) (2000) (uncut) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1989) (cut) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | USA:X (uncut) | West Germany:18 (video rating) (heavily cut)

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Trivia:
New World Cinema green lit this sequel while the first film was in post production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Julia bends the photo of Pinhead as a human, it's unbent in the photo album...but we'd already seen close ups of that same picture bent in the exact spot earlier in the film.See more »
Quotes:
Skinless Julia:Now all we need... is skin.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »

FAQ

References in HR2 DVD insert.
What are the differences between the Unrated Version and the Extended Version?
What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
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27 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Great follow-up to a classic, 28 March 2006
Author: slayrrr666 (slayrrr666@yahoo.com) from Los Angeles, Ca

"Hellbound: Hellraiser II" is just as good as the first one.

**SPOILERS**

After having survived the Cenobites from the first film, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) finds herself in a psychiatric hospital, as no one believes her story. Dr. Channard, (Kenneth Cranham) the head of the institute, arrives to treat her, but like the others, doesn't believe her story. As certain elements become more believable, he decides to investigate more fully, eventually finding the mystical Lamont Configuration. In so doing, Julia Cotton, (Claire Higgins) is brought back into the world. When Kirsty discovers this, she finds the Cenobites, lead by Pinhead, (Doug Bradley) are behind the whole affair. Dr. Channard and Julia are also along, trapped in Hell with Pinhead and the others in an intense fight for survival.

The Good News: With this one, it ups the ante on violence over th first one so much more. Granted the first one was, this one ups it with ever more. We bypass the traditional hook pulling apart a body, but we do get a particular scene where Pinhead is shown how he gets his name-sake. It's pretty gruesome, and it fits in the rest of the film. The film features an on-screen transformation for a Cenobite, the appearance of skinless people, several mutilated dead bodies scattered throughout the film, and several particularly graphic kills that splatter all over the place. There is tons more blood scattered throughout, including a retread of the skinless person idea from part one. Also, the increased time overall with the Cenobites was greatly appreciated. With them being almost relegated to cameos in that one, here they become so relevant to the plot that it's a great joy to watch them all get plenty of screen time. The convoluted storyline, however, does have a ton of brilliant ideas. The descent into Hell is handled well, the Cenobites are integrated into the story pretty believably, and the whole scheme of events plays out excitingly to watch. It never becomes boring, and the visuals are a big reason for that. It's a great-looking film, with all the special effects and scenery which makes it a great film to get lost in.

The Bad News: The film does have some moments where the plot doesn't know where its going. It jumps around between several different themes and motives quite often different one moment to the next. It's kinda confusing, so it's required to spend a couple times with it to figure it out.

The Final Verdict: Every bit as good as the original, and then a little more in certain areas. Absolutely, fans of the original will love this one, and while it might not be the most comprehensive movie ever made, horror fans should really take a look at this one. It's got something for everyone.

Rated UR/R: Extreme Graphic Violence, some Language, Brief Nudity, and a shadowy, blurry sex scene

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