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Clive Barker had developed elaborate back-stories for the Cenobites in the first film, though their origins were never explored. In this film, he wanted to make sure that, at the very least, the audience understood that the Cenobites were once human, and that their own vices lead to their becoming demons. This element was meant to underline the story of Frank (Oliver Smith) and Julia (Clare Higgins) and their corruption by lust, with the latter intended to become the ultimate villain of the series. Pinhead, however, proved much more popular with audiences, and thus became the center point in further sequels.
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)
Andrew Robinson refused to reprise his role as Larry Cotton, forcing hasty script rewrites. This partially accounts for the muddled story structure of the final film.
The horn sound that is continually made by Leviathan is Morse code for "God".
William Hope said that when his mother-in-law and nephew were in London, they asked if they could join him in one day of filming. Hope said yes, much for his surprise, because that particular day, they were filming the gruesome scene of the mattress. He says his mother-in-law was shocked, but his nephew loved the day.
Dr. Channard's name in the script was Dr. Malahide. "Channard" is derived from Christiaan Bernard, who performed the world's first successful heart transplant.
New World Cinema green lit this sequel while the first film was in post production.
The mythical "surgeon scene" is due to appear as an extra in UK DVD label Arrow Video's upcoming Blu Ray box set of the first three Hellraiser films, therefore confirming it was indeed filmed
At the time filming took place, Kenneth Cranham was doing a play in London with Gary Oldman. When Oldman heard Cranham was doing Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), he told him he would love to play a part in a horror movie. Years later, he starred in Dracula (1992).
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The film was banned in the Australian state of Queensland in 1989. In the years since, the bans has been lifted and the film has been seen on VHS, DVD and Bluray in that state.
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The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list.
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Francis Matthews was considered for the role of Doctor Channard.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Julia (Claire Higgins) was originally supposed to rise from the mattress as the "queen of hell" at the end of the movie, the theory being that she would be the series' continuing character. Once "Hellraiser" opened, however, Pinhead proved to be the most popular character among the public.
Pinhead in the pillar that rises from the mattress at the end of the film was not played by Doug Bradley but rather by makeup effects artist Geoffrey Portass.
The original script which featured Larry Cotton as a major character was essentially the same as the final film produced except that Larry WAS in the chamber with Frank, where they were attached to each other like Siamese twins until Frank attacks Kirsty at which point Larry cuts them apart and they begin to fight until Julia arrives. Later, Larry escapes with Tiffany and Kirsty from Hell and it was him, not Kirsty, that kills Julia, but he promptly has a heart attack and is ushered away when they return to the hospital. This segues into the notorious deleted scene with Pinhead in OR scrubs where he informs Kirsty that Larry will die in an imitation of a doctor. However, Larry returns at the end still alive and it is him, not Tiffany, that Kirsty leaves the hospital with.
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When Channard is forced into the giant puzzle box and turned into a Cenobite, for a moment when he first enters the box his position in it is reminiscent of Francis Bacon's painting "Figure With Meat". The painting is the same one that's nearly slashed up by the Joker's henchman, Bob, in the art museum in Batman (1989).

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