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3 October 2000 (USA) See more »
The Terrifying New Chapter In The "Hellraiser" Legacy!
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". | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Craig Sheffer ... Det. Joseph Thorne

Nicholas Turturro ... Det. Tony Nenonen

James Remar ... Dr. Paul Gregory

Doug Bradley ... Pinhead

Nicholas Sadler ... Bernie
Noelle Evans ... Melanie Thorne

Lindsay Taylor ... Chloe

Matt George ... Leon Gaultier

Michael Shamus Wiles ... Mr. Parmagi

Sasha Barrese ... Daphne Sharp

Kathryn Joosten ... Mother
Jessica Elliot ... Young Joseph's Mother

Carmen Argenziano ... Captain

Christopher Neiman ... Pathologist

Christopher Kriesa ... Older Detective
Brian Sostek ... Crime Lab Technician
Thomas Crouch ... Father
J.B. Gaynor ... Young Joseph Thorne

Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll ... Young Joseph's Father (as Tim James)
Coco Leigh ... Crime Scene Cop #1
Ian Barford ... Crime Scene Cop #2
Daniel Gavin ... Crime Scene Cop #3
Paul Hayes ... Desk sergeant
Evan Okada ... Video Boy
Winifred Freedman ... Front Desk Nurse

Michael Denney ... Security Guard (as Michael Denny)

Timothy Oman ... German Professor
Lindley Gardner ... Young Tongue Woman
Cliff Cadaver ... Manager
Ron Altamare ... Terry

Rachel Currence ... Little Rain Girl

Darlene Levin ... Twin #1
Maureen Sue Levin ... Twin #2

Brad Blumenthal ... Uniform Cop (as Brad Parker)
Ray Miceli ... The Faceless Killer
Lynn Speier ... Wire Twin Cenobite #1

Patricia Kara ... Wire Twin Cenobite #2 (as Trisha Kara)
Kazuhiro Yokoyama ... Asian Cowboy #1
Akihiro Noguchi ... Asian Cowboy #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike J. Regan ... Chatterer Torso (uncredited)

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Wire Twin Cenobite #3 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Scott Derrickson 
Writing credits
Clive Barker (characters)

Paul Harris Boardman (written by) &
Scott Derrickson (written by)

Produced by
Jesse Berdinka .... co-producer
W.K. Border .... producer
David Jordan .... co-producer
Joel Soisson .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Werzowa 
Cinematography by
Nathan Hope 
Film Editing by
Kirk M. Morri 
Production Design by
Deborah Raymond 
Art Direction by
Andrew Max Cahn 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Wendi Lynn Allison .... makeup artist
Justin Ditter .... special makeup effects artist
Anna Harasimiak .... makeup department head
Solina Tabrizi .... hair department head
Production Management
Ron Schmidt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Harris Boardman .... second unit director
Jason Z. Kemp .... second second assistant director
Wendy Palmer .... second second assistant director
Eduardo Ricketts Jr. .... second assistant director: second unit
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... second assistant director (as Valerie Ann Bleth)
Tony Steinberg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Greg Boes .... carpenter
Ryan P. Dreyer .... construction production assistant
James L. Eddy .... assistant property master
Graham Robertson .... graphic designer
Thomas 'Noe' Welch .... set dresser
Sound Department
Peter Brown .... supervising sound editor
David V. Butler .... supervising dialogue editor
Matthew T. Duncan .... sound recordist
Ryan Juggler .... assistant sound editor
Flavio Leocata .... sound editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Tim Rakoczy .... sound editor
Donnie Saylor .... assistant sound editor
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator
Addison Teague .... sound effects editor
Chris Zeller .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Bill Cochran .... special effects crew
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects
Barbara Wilder .... additional special effects makeup
Gilbert A. Mosko .... foam lab (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Phillip Giles .... digital artist
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Sookie Park .... digital animator
Anita Hart .... stunts
Luke LaFontaine .... utility stunts
Koichi Sakamoto .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunt double
David Wald .... stunt coordinator
Eileen Weisinger .... stunt double (as Eileen Weisenger)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mateo Bourdieu .... second assistant camera: second unit
Cort Fey .... director of photography: second unit
Mike Karasick .... gaffer
Kia Kiso .... second assistant camera (as Kia Dawson)
Bill-Brady Majors .... dolly grip
Barry Norwood .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Palmieri .... grip
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Ian Strang .... electrician
Shannon Summers .... best boy grip
Shannon Summers .... key rigging grip
Stefan Wilking .... electrician
Chad Wilson .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Lisa Bourne .... casting assistant (as Lisa Loia)
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mandi Line .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Alyssa Clark .... assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Mike Pace .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jay Duerr .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
Shaun Ryan .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Jody Blose .... script supervisor
Greg Bronson .... stand-in
Simone De Camargo .... controller
Simone De Camargo .... post-production accountant
Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll .... stand-in: Craig Sheffer
Lauren Feige .... assistant to producers
Christopher K. Grap .... production assistant
Brent W. Hall .... assistant to director (as Brent Hall)
Robb Hastigan .... key production accountant
Matthew Hirsch .... assistant production coordinator
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Jason Mundy .... assistant production coordinator
Ronan P. Nagle .... assistant location manager
Trey Shelton .... production assistant
Claudia Soisson .... assistant production accountant
Arron Turnbull .... production assistant
Rhonda Zamore .... craft service
Joe Ball .... thanks
JoAnn Perritano .... thanks
Alex Wengert .... thanks (as Alex Wingert)

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language, sexuality and drug use
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Factual errors: 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 »
[entering a crime scene]
Tony Nenonen:What's an eight-letter word for "slaughterhouse"?
Tony Nenonen:You're good!
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »
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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A variation on the series leads to a pleasant surprise., 5 August 2002
Author: Radarluv79 from Cleveland, Ohio

I must admit to expressing a certain level of cynasism when I selected Inferno from my local video store. While I had found the frist two installments of the Hellraiser Series to be both disturbing and visually breath taking I was in no way impressed with three and four and am usually very sceptical about any direct to video horror movies. In this case I had little need to be.

The production values throughout this film are far above it's direct to video peers. The lighting and set designs are of the same caliber as many theatrically released horror movies. I will admit that the production design doesn't compare to sureal atmosphere of Hellraiser 1 & 2, but the this film seems to be grounded in a more gritty realistic environment. Craig Sheffer gives an excellent performance as the film's flawed protagonist a corrupt cop. He gives a minimally emotional performance giving his vice riden character a hollow and feel reflecting his soul's depravity. Character actor Nicholas Turturro gives an excellent performances as Sheffer's partner. The special effects and gore are far above those of a B-Movie. I was especially impressed with the transformation of pinhead.

What really sets this sequel apart from it's preadecesors is the script. In an inspired move writer/director Scott Derrickson choose to vary his story drastically from 3 & 4 an focus on the seductive nature of evil and takes the form of a modern morality tale. It is essentially the story Sheffer's struggle to purify himself of his own corruption, and return to innocense. This is in many ways the movie The Bad Luetenant as interpreted through the horror genre. Yes, Pinhead and his demon companions on make short cameo appearances and this is bound to anger some fans. I must argue however that the dread of their presences is always felt in the films atmosphere, and their use in the "surprise" ending is very effective.

I do have some minors critasisms which prevent me from giving this film a ten rating. First of all the film as times does degrade to cliches from both horror films and police dramas. I also felt the use of the demons in cowboy hats performing martial arts border on being unbelievable. In order for a film to be entertaining the audience must be able to suspend disbelief moments like this are difficult to accept. Finally, there are several false ending to this film. While years ago this may have been seen as an inventive horror tactic in the eighties it has become static and predictable. In many ways it takes away from the viseral power of the films conclusion. I rate this film as an eight out of ten due to it's inventive interpretation of the Hellraiser Series, and I would recommend it to both fans and non-fans of the series.

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