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*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Hellraiser III:Hell On Earth is about a young nightclub owner named J. P.
Monroe who buys a statue with Pinhead's face embedded in it. Pinhead makes
J. P. bring him women who's skins will make him whole again. Meanwhile, a
newsreporter named Joey Summerskill receives the puzzle box from a punkette,
who is later turned, along with J. P., into cenobites. Joey has all this
time been visited by the ghost of World War I Captain Elliot Spencer, who
gives her hints about how to stop Pinhead. Even at the end of this second
sequel, the ending is left wide open for yet another sequel, which finally
appeared in 1996, called Hellraiser:Bloodline.
Hellraiser III:Hell On Earth is Unrated for extremely strong graphic gory horror violence, strong sexuality, nudity, and for strong language.
I rented this movie last Friday , me and my girlfriend watched it.I think it is not that well made as the other two hellraiser movies, but the other movies are more original and this one pinhead is like a Freddy Krueger..Jason killer.But it is so well made and interesting i loved when Joey walked through the window and came to the other room...So magical and scary.The main character makes the movie believable and real.I loved the scary dreams she had about her father,the were so touching.Very gory and good.People will identify a lot with one of the characters named Terry because the girl is starting her life and she is kinda lost like all of us were.Some scenes that you will enjoy is when she is being chased by the cenobites across the street and when the good side of pinhead talked to joey through the radio or the TV.I truly recommend this movie...not the best but still a movie all hellraiser fans will love. rated R:STRONG VIOLENCE,SEXUALITY AND LANGUAGE.
A lot of people badmouth this movie because it was different than the first 2. I Think it was better actually. I liked Pinhead in this movie, he seemed more alive. Also, new characters, which was a very nice change of things from the first two. We have a new storyline here as well, which is very well done and I think it outdoes that of the first 2 movies. We also get a new set of Cenobites here. They are very interesting, and a nice change of pace from the same 3 cenobites in the first 2 movies. Except the one new cenobite in the 2nd movie (won't mention name to prevent the use of spoilers). Fans of the Nightmare series will love this, and die-hard Pinhead fans will love this as well. There's something for everyone. I give this 9/10. Seriously, you will like it.
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Alright, just bought the DVD, loved it! First it starts out showing jp (the medium-rich nightclub owner) buying a statue of distorted faces, one of which (THE MAIN ONE) is pinhead, there is the box stoned into it. Then joey's at the nightclub and sees doctors pulling in a boy all bloodied with chains impaling his body, later the chains shock him and you see his head explode and chunks of it go everywhere (A+ on the gore there!) So now Joey is working on the case, she makes friends with Terri and they kind of work together on the case. (SKIPPING AHEAD A FEW SCENES) THen it shows JP giving a rose to a pretty blone, then 1 minute later banging her in the room in front of the statue, eventually the blonde gets all mad and then yells at him backing up to the statue, then chains come flying out of the statue and rip off her epidermal layer, it is another A+ on the gore, then the chains suck her into the statue, basically Pinhead talks JP into getting women for him to (KILL/BRING TO HELL) So he gets Terri back and they fight after Terri knows what's going on then pinhead shoves 2 HUGE pistons into jp's head, impaling it (A- on the gore here) basically pinhead talks to Terri when he is out of the statue, then he walks into the nightclub and massacres it (A+++ on the gore here!) But you don't see it all eventually you have 40 ppl left and it shows the door with blood gushing under it. Joey calls the camera man to the site and joey leaves after him, she doesn't find the camera man (which is really like a main character) she goes up in the nightclub to find disturbing/gruesome dead bodies, some hanging by their tongues, all mutilated, skin ripped open, pool balls stuck in their throats, ew! (A+ on the gore here) then she see's the camera man dead with the camera stuck in his throat and his head in his hands, after talking to pinhead she runs out to find everything blowing up then she sees the camera man as a cenobite chasing her (NOT REALLY) well he kills a guy by the camera impaling his head! (A on the gore here) then it introduces the other new cenobites (the robot that throws like metal disks into ppls heads) who gives some nice bloody deaths to a guy and a policeman. YOu also see a big (medium fat) cenobite that breathes fire and pinhead, police cars pull up, shoot the cenobites, all they do is get knocked back a tad but keep on walking, they kill the cops (not really gory because the fire-breather blew up their cars, then we see the church scene which could be offensive to some viewers (NOTHING REALLY BAD BUT I WON'T EXPLAIN IT'S ONLY 3 MINUTES LONG)then Joey at the construction site to see the JP and Terri cenobites, eventually she opens the box at the site and traps the demons in the lament configuration! Then pinhead tricks her then pinheads human form argues with him and only here is a weird scene but joey wins it all.
*NOTE YOU GET TO SEE KIRSTY A BIT IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION*
Overall, a good bloody fun movie with some good acting and some freaky cenobites!
Rated R : Strong Graphic Violence and Grotesque/Gruesome images Sexuality, and language.
I think that this was a very entertaining movie but just a little to gory in one of the scenes. You'll see pretty much of Pinhead (very mighty scene in a cathedral) and his pale friends with interesting special effects. In my option this is the movie that contain the most in the Hellraiser series. But I think that the first movie have the best scene. When Pinhead and the other demons come to Kristys bed at the mental hospital. There mighty appearance and cold soulless way to speak (especially "moonface" or what to call him?) made my neckhair to raise. Not because I was afraid but because it was so damn good. In the second movie they don't come close to this feeling. The third movie has the best feeling and effects overall.
The best compliment that I can give this movie is that the special effects
were halfway decent and that the girls looked hot.
This movie is retarded and stupid at best and downright idiotic and horrible.
The only horror and fear that I got from this film is that I turned on the screen and spent some time watching this. I turned it off 3 times and still was unable to finish watching it.
SCARY? NOOOOO!! STUPID-YESSSS!!!
If stupidity and lack of story was at the top of the list, I would give it a 10, however they are not, so I will give this movie a **1**...simply to credit the efforts of people who did not any main creative power for this film.
I believe that cast and crew aside of the DIRECTOR and PRODUCER have worked hard and deserved a paycheck...and this is where my compliment goes to...the cast and crew for putting their time and effort to make this work. (Camera crew, lighting, makeup, gaffers, electricians, casting, transportation, craft service,painters, set decorators, location scouts, maintenance, hair and makeup....but NOT the DIRECTOR or PRODUCER...no FRIGGEN way.)
The director should not be paid, nor should the producers. Infact, I strongly believe that they should be paying ME. YES, I should be paid for watching this!!! Why not? This was outragiously boring and stupid; and I felt cheated within the first 10 minutes or so.
>>>>My over all comment....BAD...VERY BAD...VERY VERY BAD...oh yeah...and STUPID!!!
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth was another good entry in the series. While the film has little in common with the first except for a cameo by Ashley Laurence it's good in its own right. The film takes a different approach and succeeds. Terry Farrel ( sexy as hell) gives a good performance and it's good to see a early Paula Marshall. The film has some scares and introduces a few new Cenboites including ".CD" With a tit shot and nice scares. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth is a good entry.
I guess fans of this type of movies will always give a dime for their icons, may they be Jason, Freddy, Candyman or whoever else. These icons are the offspring of a tradition that started with the late 50's b-series and spawned into the 70's gore. There is a slight difference, however: no real commercial sense was implied in the making of these movies. In the case of the HELLRAISER series (as well as NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, FRIDAY THE 13TH, etc.), a bright idea, instead of being explored, gets exploited. Nothing left but to be startled at the stupidity of it all. Although I wouldn't go as far as to consider myself a fan of the series, the original HELLRAISER was the first cinema fright I remember as a child. Also being a fan of gore, trash and underground cinema, I cannot consider HELL ON EARTH anything but a laugh of a movie. Sorry this review didn't focus on the movie itself, but the comment should fit better when bearing this sequel in mind. For bearing it is all about, one cannot hope to enjoy this movie and understand a straw about real cinema.
Hellraiser 3 is better than number 2 but not as good as the original,still
is a good attempt though.This time (ignoring the first two in the series
altogether) it involves a reporter,a hooker and a nightclub owner.The
nightclub owner gets hold of the box and unleash's Pinhead who then erupts
havoc on earth.The reporter is trying to solve the mystery who teams with
the hooker.It isn't as predictable as it sounds and the movie has a few
flaws,but apart from this it is great.
The effects are great and it doesn't fail on scaring the audience.I suppose by now Pinhead has lost his appeal but that doesn't make him out to look like a threatening pin cushion.There are new demons and they are all creative.There is more originality this time and I liked it.I thought it was more enjoyable than Hellbound.One thing it doesn't beat is the first in the series. I don't reccomend these movies to people (only people with an aquired taste).I would say if you're a fan of the series then go for it.If you liked the original but not interested what happens afterwards,then all the sequels are not worth bothering with.I rate 3/5.
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This was the definitive movie in the Hellraiser series in that it
defined Pinhead as the ultimate nemesis whereas before, Frank held that
Many critics have stated that this movie was totally unnecessary within the series, but I beg to differ. It explained who and what Pinhead was, introduced you to his character in a much more satisfying way, and allowed the viewer to develop a bond with his charismatic persona; both as human and as demon.
These factors are quite necessary if this series is to continue. Terry Farrel and Paula Marshall (of Warlock: The Armageddon and Steve Martin's surprise 2004 summer hit "Cheaper By The Dozen") both contributed their best work (Paula Marshall was just hitting the big screen), rendering solid performances.
This movie will be somewhat of a disappointment for splatter fans as it is not the bloodiest of the line. While this may not be the bloodiest (but it is quite bloody) or most action-filled installment, it is most necessary in following the story line and flow of the gruesome nightmare journey into Hell that is Hellraiser.
It rates an 8.2/10 from...
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