A shady businessman attempts to piece together the details of the car crash that killed his wife and rendered him an amnesiac-- and left him in possession of a sinister puzzle box that summons monsters.
Thomas Abberton wants to be a famous surgeon, to heal people, to be able to give the gift of life. Unfortunately he's also very unstable. A mysterious stranger sells him a device to summon ... See full summary »
Steve Michael Martin,
It's the year 2127. Pinhead, the evil cenobite of the series, has found himself on board a space station in outer space, run by scientist Dr.Merchant. Dr. Merchant's mission is to close the gates to hell forever. Because his ancestor, a toymaker in the 18th century, built the evil puzzlebox that opens the gates to hell. And through the generations, the family of the bloodline has tried to stop it. But now, Dr.Merchant has built the reverse box. The box that will close the gates to hell instead of opening it. Written by
Was intended to be the final installment of the "Hellraiser" franchise, ending with Pinhead destroyed once and for all. 5 direct-to-video sequels followed. See more »
As Bobbi sends the Chatter Beast back to Hell, she holds up the puzzle box and shouts "Does this pathway work both ways!?". As she says this, the shot zooms in and then back out and as it does the puzzle box changes position in her hand. In the wide shot, she is holding it with the large gold dial pointed at the Chatter Beast, but in the close up shot, it is a small brown circle
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Security Guard 1:
Don't make us put some pain on you!
Pain? How dare you use that word?
Security Guard 2:
He's got... pins in his head.
What you think of as pain is a shadow. Pain has a face. Allow me to show it to you. Gentlemen, I... Am... Pain
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The end credits have the "Filmed in Panavision" moniker, suggesting the film was shot in cinema-scope (2.35:1), however the film was shot in flat (1.85:1) ratio. The end credit was more than likely meant to read "Filmed with Panavision cameras and lenses". See more »
After reading some of the reviews, I had to laugh. Some people thought the film was "too dark" or "the deaths weren't entertaining, and too cruel"?!!! Well, guess what fellas, the whole point is the film is supposed to be dark, its about personal hell! And since when has flesh being pulled apart by hooks not been cruel, anyway?!!!
Anyway, I digress. The film itself, acting aside, is rather good. After the atrocity that was Hell On Earth, the series returned to a standard that is watchable again. (Hell on Earth without doubt the worst in the series, adding nothing in terms of story, and the new cenobites purely laughable...but that's a different review). The idea of the history of the box, why it was created and the level of Pinhead cruelty all beautifully portrayed. OK, there is a hint of James Cameron here, almost Alien-esque, but that adds the claustrophobia that went sadly missing in the previous film. The addition of Angelique was a nice touch (very nice!). At least the plot was working well, and it did kind of finalise the series.
Well worth seeing, and certainly better, darker and more twisted than the hollywood back-shafting of the third in the series.
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