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Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

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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".



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Thorne
Leon Gaultier
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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".

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The Terrifying New Chapter In The "Hellraiser" Legacy!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser V  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Like Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002) after it, "Inferno" was originally a non-Hellraiser related horror script owned by Dimension. To save money on writing a completely original Hellraiser story, the script was quickly edited to insert the Pinhead and the Cenobites. See more »


When Detective Thorne first finds the box at a murder scene, there is a candle on top containing a child's finger. Later in the movie it is revealed to be his own finger as a child and that he is trapped in hell. However, at the time the initial finger is found, he has not yet opened the box and therefore has not yet condemned himself to hell. See more »


[entering a crime scene]
Tony Nenonen: What's an eight-letter word for "slaughterhouse"?
Joseph: Abattoir.
Tony Nenonen: You're good!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the end credits: Soli Deo Gloria (translation: To the glory of God alone) See more »


Drifting Too Far from the Shore
Arranged by Peter B. Adams (ASCAP)
Performed by Joyce Derrickson
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Surprisingly enjoyable.
21 June 2004 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

Well i watched this film on Terrestrial TV having been a fan of the 1st and 2nd in the saga but truly hating the 3rd and 4th. I must admit, it's pretty good.

The film severely sidesteps from the 'all out gore' of the previous 4 and instead introduces an element of suspense which honestly kept me watching the film throughout without wanting to take a quick break away from the TV.

Acting is Solid, Bradley again as Pinhead is flawless even though his screen presence has been toned down. Sheffer is excellent as the main character, delivers his lines very well and was very convincing in the more dramatic scenes of the movie. James Remar is surprisingly good also in his supporting role as the Doctor.

The film's suspense really reminded me of the silent hill games and the films characters were all pretty dark and untrustworthy. Even Sheffers character was sleazy and a bad cop.

As for the gore, it is still there, but not quite as nasty as what we have come to expect from a hellraiser movie. It was introduced when it needed to be, though I have to say the cenobites were nowhere near as gruesome as they should be.

Overall the film is really worth watching. Credit to the Director and the Writer for being brave enough to change the whole element of the Hellraiser Saga......but then again.....the saga really needed to be saved.

7. out of 10.

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