MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,511 this week

Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  8 March 1996 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 11,801 users  
Reviews: 128 user | 77 critic

In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

Director:

(as Alan Smithee)

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 10 Jul 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Jul 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hellraiser: Bloodline.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An investigative reporter must send the newly unbound Pinhead and his legions back to Hell.

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Terry Farrell, Doug Bradley, Kevin Bernhardt
Hellraiser: Inferno (Video 2000)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Director: Tony Randel
Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

In this fan film crossover, Lucifer blackmails a young woman into solving the Lament Configuration, in hope of bringing the Cenobites into the Second Angelic War.

Director: Jonathan S. Kui
Stars: Lori Pyzocha, Jeremy Yost, Allison Blum
Hellraiser: Hellseeker (Video 2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Rick Bota
Stars: Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley
Hellraiser: Deader (Video 2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A journalist uncovers an underground group who can bring back the dead and slowly becomes drawn into their world.

Director: Rick Bota
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Paul Rhys, Simon Kunz
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Mark Adams
Stars: Steve Michael Martin, Kate Copley, David Curtis
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Explores the background of the character Winter, while intersecting events from three entries into the series.

Director: Jonathan S. Kui
Stars: Pete Mizzo, Avrill MacCuliash, Gina Montrone
Hellraiser: Hellworld (Video 2005)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Gamers playing a MMORPG based on the "Hellraiser" franchise find their lives endangered after being invited to a rave whose host intends to show them the truth behind the Cenobite mythos.

Director: Rick Bota
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Katheryn Winnick, Christopher Jacot
Jason X (2001)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac
Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis
Hellraisers (TV Movie 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An affectionate look at celebrity hell raisers whose shocking antics and outrageous exploits have gained them both ridicule and respect.

Directors: Glen Barden, Martin Callanan
Stars: Liam Gallagher, Richard Harris, Alex Higgins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Mickey Cottrell ...
Louis Turenne ...
...
...
Jody St. Michael ...
Paul Perri ...
...
...
Wren T. Brown ...
Parker (as Wren Brown)
Edit

Storyline

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 Jason Mechalek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This year, the past, the present and the future will all meet at the crossroads of hell.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser IV  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,675,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the film, there is a female character called Rimmer. In the long running British science fiction sitcom "Red Dwarf", there was a character called Arnold Judas Rimmer. See more »

Goofs

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 pointed at the Chatter Beast . See more »

Quotes

Pinhead: Two minutes. Two centuries. It all ticks by so quickly. You are so very luck your ancestors, did you know that? I have the distinct sense of déjà vu. The same defiance, the same faithless hope in the light?
Dr. Paul Merchant: And what do you have faith in?
Pinhead: Nothing. I am SO exquisitely empty.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very well done! C'mon, have you actually SEEN most other 'Horror' films...?
31 December 2011 | by (Sunny Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, I wasn't going to bother writing a review for this one and I rarely take the time to write reviews here, BUT... Seeing this undeservedly LOW score here made me feel that I really had to 'say' something.

First off, YES, I am indeed a BIG fan of the first three films; before these just recently came out on glorious Blu-ray, years ago, I even sprang for the UK Puzzle Box set of the first three films (mainly because at the time UNCUT versions were not available here in the states and also for the full commentaries and the bonus DVD that came with it : ) Now, I know it is hard to believe, but I just NOW for the very first time saw this one, part 4; the reason being is that from casual stuff I had read I was under the impression that pretty much all the other 'HELLRAISER' films were not made very well. Well... Let me tell you, I was extremely surprised (again, as my title above mentions) compared to all the REALLY AWFUL Horror films that are excruciatingly badly made, and that is most of them, I really was truly surprised that this one was made quite well. Okay, so a lot of the fans are sort of put off because it is really different from the other films. Fine... Isn't the POINT to try to come up with different angles and new approaches rather than just remaking the same film again and again...? I thought it was genuinely very creative and kept my attention very much so throughout the film. Sure, okay, it starts in space and your thinking 'LEPRECHAUN 3'; well, it works; it really does. Obviously a LOT of thought was put into the timeline and the mythology of the box, etc., not to mention the follow through at the end. Sure, it wrapped it up rather quickly and left it kind of ambiguous, but so what?! Yes, of COURSE it doesn't have the intensity of the original or even the complexity of the next two films, but to me I was mainly impressed by not only coming up with the new idea to show the origins, etc., but also I honestly felt that everything that made up the film was done very well considering that it is a damn 'HORROR' movie! : ) I gave it a good, strong '8' which it fully deserves considering the context and type of film. I think that people get SO jaded and expect SO dang much from sequels. Hey, like I say... I mean, C'mon, compared to what, 'WITCHBOARD' I-9 or whatever the hell it is, this here is pure art!

Heh, if THIS one threw you, just wait until you see part 5! I just this minute finished watching that one for the very first time also a few minutes ago and that is a WILD departure from the early films. However, it was made even much better than this one; the director was actually very, very good!


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WTF Happened To The Hellraiser Series? bobbylane
A major step up from part III ricky-may1
Am I...? TheNosumiBlues
Pinhead + Anqelique... magic_fairy
the actual history of the box xdualdavex
Continuity Problem? Count Graf Orlok
Discuss Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page