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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

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An investigative reporter must send the newly unbound Pinhead and his legions back to Hell.

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Lawrence Mortorff ...
Bum
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Sharon Ceccatti ...
Blond Nurse (as Sharon Hill)
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Paramedic 1 (as Rob Treveiler)
Christopher Frederick ...
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Lawrence Kuppin ...
Sharon Percival ...
Philip Hyland ...
David Young ...
Bill the Bouncer
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Peter Atkins ...
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Storyline

Pinhead is stuck in a block after the Big Confrontation in "Hellbound," The block containing Pinhead and the puzzle cube is bought by a young playboy as sculpture. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once free, he seeks to destroy the puzzle cube so he need never return to Hell, but a female reporter is investigating the grisly murders and stands in his way. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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pinhead | hell | reporter | blood | puzzle box | See more »

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He'll offer you the heights of ecstasy, but you'll spend eternity in the depths of hell. See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Hellraiser III  »

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$12,534,961 (USA)
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Trivia

The initial 1-sheet artwork featured a side shot of Pinhead's screaming face. The MPAA said the artwork was too intense and asked that Pinhead be removed from the poster campaign. Miramax instead decided to use a composite photo of Pinhead from the original Hellraiser 1-sheet and successfully argued that it was suitable as it had already been used in the past. The MPAA relented and allowed this new poster art to be used. See more »

Goofs

Pinhead is able to return to earth in the form of a statue. This is supposed to be the same statue as the one that rose up out of the mattress at the very end of the second Hellraiser, but that statue was made of wood, and was covered with living images of hell, while the statue in this film is about four feet taller, and now made of marble. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bum: [referring to the Pillar of Souls] You want it?
J.P. Monroe: [laughs] Is it yours?
Bum: No. Not mine. Yours.
J.P. Monroe: How much you want for it?
Bum: Whatever you think it's worth.
[receives money]
Bum: Exactly the figure I had in mind. Take pleasure in it.
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Connections

Featured in Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Chainsaw Kittens (as The Chainsaw Kittens)
Lyrics by Tyson Todd Meade
Music by Chainsaw Kittens
Produced by Ralph Sall
Published by Threptos Music
Courtesy of Mammouth Records
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8 October 2001 | by (Somerset, MA) – See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure what happened to poor ol' Pinhead, but his character sure got an overhaul for this misfire of a film. He is transformed from his more mysterious visage into a gimmicky Freddy Krueger-type mass-murderer.

Once upon a time in the series, you had to open a puzzlebox searching for the secrets of pain and pleasure to be attacked by the Cenobites. But no more. Hell, all you have to do now is go to a nightclub and you're on the victims list. Sillyness abounds as the DJ becomes a CD throwing cenobite and a cameraman launches missiles (yes, missiles) from the lens buried in his head. Stupid.

Way off base when compared with the rest of the series, and not worth your time.


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