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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

R  |   |  Horror  |  11 September 1992 (USA)
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An investigative reporter must send the newly unbound Pinhead and his legions back to Hell.



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Philip Hyland ...
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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 <>

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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 3: Hell on Earth  »

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The Worst of the First Three
4 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have yet to see Bloodline or Inferno, but Hell on Earth is the worst of the first three Hellraiser movies. It lacks both the wit and the sheer terror of the first two films. What's more, it breaks the rules established in the previous Hellraiser films (that is, Cenobites cannot harm the truly innocent, the Cenobites can be summoned or banished by the box, and so on). And while Pinhead actually spoke very little in the first two films, in Hell on Earth he is downright talky. Unfortunately, only a few of his lines are very memorable. It is unfortunate that Clive Barker did not have more to do with this movie (he wrote and directed the first and wrote the story for the second), as it might have turned out much better.

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