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

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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 »


In the close up of Thorne dropping his keys in a dish near the beginning of the movie, his keys are for a Dodge vehicle, but he drives a Cheverolet sedan 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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At the very end of the end credits: Soli Deo Gloria (translation: To the glory of God alone) See more »


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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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