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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:
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Leon Gaultier
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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!

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 the guy is sitting in the ice cream truck telling the story of Terry, to his left is a sticker with the Rugrats logo and an image of a Tommy Pickles ice cream bar above it. After the flashback to the story he's telling, it cuts back to him, and now the Rugrats logo is nearly scribbled out and red circles have been drawn on the ice cream bar image. See more »


Pinhead: Welcome... to Hell.
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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 »


Follows Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) See more »


Drifting Too Far from the Shore
Arranged by Peter B. Adams (ASCAP)
Performed by Joyce Derrickson
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Not too bad a sequel...
28 March 2001 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

...as long as you keep in mind they tried to do something different with the franchise. As such, the fifth installment is more of a supernatural morality tale in the line of Angel Heart and Jacob's Ladder. Everything does make sense, if you get all the way to the end.

Whether you like the inclusion of the Cenobites depends on whether you think they have to be center-stage or not. They basically do what they're supposed to here, and this movie does a better job of establishing how they torture people (as opposed to just ripping people apart in ugly ways) then the previous movies have done. The idea that they engage in psychological torture is one that none of the previous movies in the series have expanded upon in any great depth (although the fact they inflict pleasure as well as pain still needs to be touched upon a little more - the twin she-Cenobites kinda hint at this, though).

Basically this is perhaps the more subtle of the movies in the series, due to the apparent requirement that the Cenobites not play a large part. Rewatch it a time or two without the expectations that this will be a blood-oozing, skin-rippping "Pinhead movie" like the others, and you might be surprised.

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