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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 »
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(110 articles)
User Reviews:
For Gorehounds Only See more (155 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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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The horn sound that is continually made by Leviathan is Morse code for "God".See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The morning after Channard resurrects Julia, we see her standing at a mirror, and the whole of the floor beneath her is carpeted; yet when Channard walks across it, his shoes still sound as if he were stepping on hard flooring.See more »
Quotes:
Channard Cenobite:Ah, good. A fight.See more »
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18 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
For Gorehounds Only, 23 May 2002
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

I admit to not being much of a fan of horror films , I can take them or leave them , but that doesn`t stop me from knowing what a good horror film should be. Horror films should be about irony , protestant ethics and above all - fun . That`s why HELLRAISER is my all time favourite horror film . I`m not a fan of sequels either so I wasn`t really expecting much with HELLBOUND which is just as well because this a poor film with some disturbing scenes that are just plain cruel

The script is really bad with confusing continuity with the first film . Why is Kirsty confined to a hospital ? She looked relatively well in the final scene of HELLRAISER , but no explanation is forthcoming . And - unlike stomach churning blood letting - explanations are a scarce commidity in this film , we see a woman which I take it is Tiffany`s mother pleading for someone to help her daughter then a hand clamping over her mouth . What`s that about then ? It`s got nothing do with the plot because HELLBOUND has no plot , everyone runs back and forth through corridors like a bad episode of DOCTOR WHO. Another irritant is the fact that everyone states the obvious " It`s coming ....it certainly is ..... Weird . F****** weird " and the all time classic howler " It was horrible . She had no skin " Maybe HELLBOUND was originally written for radio ? Oh and watch out for the cop out ending where Kirsty saves Tiffany

Clare Higgins and Kenneth Cranham do the best they can with the script and they give the best performances of the film which isn`t saying much. Ashley Laurence is a very attractive young woman but being drop dead gorgeous is no substitute for acting talent and it comes as no surprise she didn`t win an oscar for HELLBOUND , but the worst performance award goes to William Hope as Kyle though perhaps I shouldn`t be so critical since he gets landed with the worst lines and Sir Alec Guinness would be hard pressed to make something of the laughable dialogue Kyle has to speak

Tony Randell seems to have taken the script too literally :" It`s a dire script so this calls for dire directing " Watch out for the umpteen revealing mistakes that can be spotted and also look out for the atrocious editing especially at the end where Channard menaces Tiffany . Tiffany has a terrified look on her face then when the camera cuts to another angle she has an entirely different expression ! This happens just before Kirsty saves the day . I know I`ve mentioned that before , but I`ll mention it again because I couldn`t believe the cop out ending, what an insult. Tony Randell also seems to think horror films are all about blood and boy do we get it by the bucket load . Most infamous scene as everyone has pointed out is the lunatic with razor blade which is just sick

HELLBOUND does have one thing that makes it worth watching and that`s the music . Christopher Young deserved at the very least an oscar nomination for the haunting score , but it`s a shame we got saddled with such a poor unpleasant film

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