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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:
Outstanding adventure in horror See more (156 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)
Dave Chagouri .... special effects technician (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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Dr. Philip Channard:[while operating a brain in front of a class of students] The mind is a labyrinth, ladies and gentlemen, a puzzle. And while the paths of the brain are plainly visible, its ways deceptively apparent, its destinations are unknown. Its secrets still secret. And, if we are honest, it is the lure of the labyrinth that draws us to our chosen field to unlock those secrets...See more »
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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding adventure in horror, 2 February 2009
Author: Kirk Wagstaff from Manchester, England

Hellraiser 2 is a startling film. Clive Barkers imagery of hell is profane, violent, and an oddly erotic movie from the off. The sequel continues the fantastic story, and builds on the characters we saw, whilst adding some new ones to the mix. As well as re-introducing the dead ones! As foul and degrading as newer gore porn flicks are today, Hellbound walks all over them with style and substance which has been unmatched ever since. For 1988, Hellraiser 2 is nothing short of breathtaking, and has not dated one bit. The storyline is intelligent and despite the incredible sights of hell and its inhabitants, Hellbound justifies the fantasy with thoughtful dialogue and logic and a powerful story. It also benefits that the cast in this film are mostly great actors who do a great job of suspending the viewers disbelief.

Barker gives credibility to the monster in the movie. Every beast in this film has a human side and you may even feel warmed to them when they are faced with dilemmas and dramas which question even their beliefs. There is a powerful scene in which Pinhead and his minions learn of their own past from Kirsty, the heroin of the story who is pursued by the cenobites for opening the puzzle box. Pinhead even begins to look human at this point showing the "bad guys" in a different light. Before long the demons actually become the "good guys", and temporarily co-exist with Kirsty to counter the evil Doctor's hand over hell.

The violence and gore offered by Hellbound is excessive and delivered to the viewer in such horrific, profane ways it has definitely had an impact on its viewing demographic. Barker made a great job of communicating to the director his view of the film from a novel and it's a gruesome one. So gruesome it will immediately turn away many within the opening minutes.

I recommend this movie for anyone who's into horror or those who think the genre is just Hostel and Saw. Hellbound, as indeed the original, breathes new life into the horror movie and for every pint of spilled blood, brings intelligence and style in buckets.

9/10

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