Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

R  |  Video  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  3 October 2000 (USA)
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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
Mr. Parmagi
Daphne Sharp
Jessica Elliot ...
Young Joseph's Mother
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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!

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

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3 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Hellraiser V  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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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 »


The write up for the film says it tells the story of an LA detective but Sheffers character is with the Denver Police Department - in Colorado. See more »


Leon Gaultier: [after being manhandled by Detective Thorne] Are ya gonna frisk me or fuck me?
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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 »


Followed by Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) See more »


Turkey in the Straw
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Very good
7 May 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews


cast: Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar, Doug Bradley, Noelle Evans.

plot: Crooked cop, Joseph Thorne (Craig Sheffer) lies cheats and steals. One night, he opens the lament configuration and is trapped in a world which forces him to wonder if he is after a serial killer or trapped in hell.

the good: This is a fresh sequel after HELL ON EARTH and BLOODLINE. While the last two was this good vs. evil thing, this one is the struggle between a man's good side and his bad side.

The idea of a man forcing to face all of the sins he has committed throughout his life and him wishing he did not make these mistakes sort of hit home, and there's some great gore and violence to go along with it.

Also, people complained that there was too much Pinhead in 3 and 4, and then that he has such a little part here. I think it makes his presence much better. He had just a little more screen time in 1 and 2.

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