Former New World exec Larry Kuppin picked up the rights to the franchise and quickly formed Trans Atlantic Enetertainment with the purpose of producing sequels to several New World Pictures films. The initial line-up included Hellraiser III, Children of the Corn II, Wanted: Dead or Alive 2, Angel 4 and Crimes of Passion 2. Only sequels to Hellraiser, Corn and Angel eventuated.
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.
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"
The scene in the construction yard takes place on the campus of Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The building under construction would later become the Worrell Professional Center.
Universal Pictures were in negotiation with the producers to pick the film up and give the picture a Halloween 1992 release, but a deal could not be made. Ultimately the newly-formed Dimension Films successfully picked up the film.