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

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$12,534,961 (USA)
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Trivia

After Joey sees the false news broadcast about the events at the Boiler Room club, she calls Doc and tells him to turn to channel 12. While Doc is switching channels, we see the previously mentioned cameo by director Anthony Hickox, as well as a quick scene from Hickox's "Waxwork II: Lost in Time" See more »

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When Joey is sitting down inside the bus, she is resting her head on a window. We hear a bang on this window, and Joey she is startled. The camera shows us a haggard man banging and groaning for about 2 seconds in frame, yet this is impossible as the bus Is moving the entire time. The man would have to be an extremely fast runner to do what he is doing, all the while remaining in constant speed with the bus. See more »

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

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Baby Universal
Performed by Tin Machine
Music and Lyrics by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels
Produced by Tin Machine & Tim Palmer
Published by Tintoretto Music/Careless Lever Music/Fox Hunt Music
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An Okay 3rd Installment
22 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where Hellraiser 1 and 2 were both very dark and very British, Hellraiser 3: Hell On Earth is very Hollywood.

J. P. Monroe is the scumbag, soulless owner of The Boiler Room, a somewhat gothy dance club decorated with morbid art. In his search for more profane objects to add to his collection, J. P. comes across, and subsequently purchases, an odd pillar in an art gallery, which fans of the first two films will have no trouble recognizing. Enter Joey Summerskill, a frustrated reporter who comes across a bizarre death in a hospital emergency room. As she watches, a young man is torn to pieces by hooks and chains that appear out of midair. Eager to discover the story behind the gruesome, supernatural death, and with only one clue to follow, Joey arrives at the Boiler Room and befriends the insecure and abused Terri, J. P.'s ex girlfriend. Together, they discover the history of the Lament Configuration, the bizarre happenings at the Channard Institute and the story of Kirsty Cotton. But it doesn't end there. Joey begins having dreams about a man named Elliot Spencer, a World War One soldier who warns her that evil has been unleashed in the form of his own evil alter ego, the Cenobite Pinhead. Indeed, Pinhead soon breaks free and turns The Boiler Room into a slaughterhouse. Now he wants Joey. But can Elliot Spencer stop Pinhead before Joey is taken to Hell?

This isn't a terrible sequel, really. It's not great, but it's nowhere near as bad as some of the others that followed. There's some nice bloody gore and naked girls, and Pinhead, as always, seems to be enjoying himself immensely, seducing his victims with a smile and making his offer of an eternity of pain seem quite irresistible. His scene with a priest is particularly nasty and blasphemous...and wickedly funny. The storyline doesn't always make sense, there's a lot of unintentionally laughable moments and some of the acting borders on the ridiculous, but all in all, Hellraiser 3 is pretty good cinematic junk food. If nothing else, Doug Bradley alone always makes these films watchable with his flawless portrayal of Pinhead.

6 out of 10.


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