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Hellraiser: Inferno -- A spine-tingling thriller, Hellraiser: Inferno is the next inescapable terrifying chapter in the heart-stopping Hellraiser series!
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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)

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 Matthew Jordan .... co-producer (as David Jordan)
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 
Casting by
Ed Mitchell 
Robyn Ray 
Production Design by
Deborah Raymond 
Dorian Vernacchio 
Art Direction by
Andrew Max Cahn  (as Andrew Cahn)
Set Decoration by
Greta Grigorian 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Wendi Lynn Allison .... second makeup artist (as Wendi Allison)
Anna Harasimiak .... key makeup artist (as Ania M. Harasimiak)
Alicia Kochis .... assistant makeup & hair
Solina Tabrizi .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Kirk M. Morri .... post-production supervisor
Ron Schmidt .... unit 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
Chris Barber .... construction coordinator (as Christopher K. Barber)
Steve Beers .... storyboard artist
Greg Boes .... carpenter
Jamie Boyce .... swing gang
Michael Campbell .... art department assistant
Ryan P. Dreyer .... construction production assistant
James L. Eddy .... assistant property master
Bryce Holtshousen .... leadman (as Bryce Holtshausen)
Paul Linkogle .... on-set dresser
Siw Maretics .... set painter
Megan Suzanne Nelson .... art department assistant (as Megan Nelson)
Byron Perez .... carpenter
Francisco Pérez .... carpenter
Graham Robertson .... graphic designer
Michelle Spears .... property master
Don Stroud .... additional props (as Don 'Bongo' Stroud)
Mark Alan Valdes .... set painter (as Mark Valdes)
Foster Vick .... swing gang
Thomas 'Noe' Welch .... swing gang (as Thomas K. Welch)
Sound Department
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Brown .... sound designer
Peter Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Brown .... supervising sound editor
David V. Butler .... dialogue supervisor (as David Vernon Butler)
Byrone .... sound designer (as Lord Byrone of Muthashippe)
Matthew T. Duncan .... sound recordist
Chris Jones .... sound intern
Ryan Juggler .... transfers
Flavio Leocata .... sound editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Tim Rakoczy .... sound editor (as Timothy T. Rakoczy)
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Scott Rusch .... foley mixer
Donnie Saylor .... sound intern
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator (as Chris Sposa)
Addison Teague .... sound designer
Chris Zeller .... sound editor (as D.C. Zeller)
Special Effects by
Jaremy Aiello .... special effects makeup crew
Mike Bartak .... special effects assistant
Bill Cochran .... special effects crew
Mark Coulier .... special effects makeup crew
Jeff L. Deist .... special effects makeup crew
Justin Ditter .... special effects makeup crew
Robert Freitas .... special effects makeup crew (as Rob 'Freight Train' Freitas)
Dave Grasso .... special effects makeup crew (as David Grasso)
Eric Harris .... special effects makeup crew
Sean Mikael Harris .... special effects makeup crew
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Steven Lawrence .... special effects makeup crew (as Steve Lawrence)
Paul McAvene .... special effects makeup crew
Ron Pipes .... special effects makeup crew
Mike J. Regan .... special effects makeup crew (as Mike Jay Regan)
Myles Sabatini .... special effects makeup crew
Miles Teves .... special effects makeup crew (as Myles Teves)
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects: created by
Thomas Tunnicliffe .... special effects makeup crew
Claire Jane Vranian .... special effects makeup crew (as Claire Jane Deacon)
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects assistant
Corie Wicks .... special effects makeup crew
Barbara Wilder .... additional special effects makeup
Barbara Wilder .... special effects makeup crew (as Barbara Pearlman)
Gilbert A. Mosko .... foam lab (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jamie Caliri .... main title design
Phillip Giles .... visual effects animator
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor (as Jamison Goei)
Randy Okamura .... visual effects animator
Sookie Park .... visual effects animator
Anita Hart .... stunts
Tatsuro Koike .... stunt double: Joseph
Luke LaFontaine .... utility stunts
Tadahiro Nakamura .... stunt double: Tony
Koichi Sakamoto .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunt player (as Marc Shaffer)
David Wald .... stunt player
Garrett Warren .... stunt double: Father
Eileen Weisinger .... stunt double: Daphne (as Eileen Weisenger)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alberto Alonso .... gaffer: seconf unit
Mateo Bourdieu .... second assistant camera: second unit
John Bratlien .... electrician
George Canaday .... grip
Leonard Chapman .... dolly provider
Steve Earle .... generator operator
Cort Fey .... director of photography: second unit
Emily Geagan .... best boy electric
Justice Howard .... photographs: of cliff cadaver provided by
Peter Johnson .... key grip: second unit
Mike Karasick .... gaffer (as Michael I. Karasick)
Kia Kiso .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Kia Dawson)
Stephen A. Madigan .... first assistant camera: second unit
Bill-Brady Majors .... dolly grip (as Brady Majors)
Robin Meadows .... loader
Barry Norwood .... first assistant camera: second unit
Frank Olah .... electrician
David Palmieri .... grip
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Abram Perlstein .... still photographer
Mark Robinson .... second assistant camera
Ian Strang .... electrician (as Ian 'Baby' Strang)
Shannon Summers .... best boy grip
Shannon Summers .... key rigging grip
Joshua D. Thatcher .... rigging gaffer (as Josh Thatcher)
Eddie Vellanoweth Jr. .... security gaffer
Jake Warga .... first assistant camera
Patrick Webb .... grip (as Pat Webb)
Stefan Wilking .... electrician
Chad Wilson .... steadicam operator
Casting Department
David Anthony .... extras casting
Lisa Bourne .... casting assistant (as Lisa Loia)
Leigh French .... adr voice casting
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Brandon .... costumer
Mandi Line .... co-costume designer
Antonia Romeo .... set costumer
Andrew Slyder .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Alyssa Clark .... assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... color timer (as Mike Hatzer)
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutting
Mike Pace .... assistant editor
Music Department
Peter Adams .... orchestration
Bernhard .... guitar
Jay Duerr .... music editor
Steven Gutheinz .... orchestration
Robb Hastigan .... additional music
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood .... choir
John Luker .... orchestration
Susan Luker .... vocals: soprano
Raz Mesinai .... additional music (as Raz Messinai)
Brian Vaughn .... vocals: tenor
Walter Werzowa .... orchestration
Transportation Department
Richard Burch .... driver
John Bush .... driver
Ryan P. Dreyer .... driver
C. David Earle .... driver (as Dave Earle)
Steve Earle .... driver
Tim Jensen .... driver (as Timothy C. Jensen)
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
Randy Musselman .... driver
Curtis Myer .... driver (as Curtis 'The Moon' Myer)
Shaun Ryan .... driver
Shaun Ryan .... transportation co-captain
Beverly Seifert .... driver
Gene Ward .... transportation captain
Other crew
Gabe Biwit .... stand-in
Beth Blanks .... location scout
Jody Blose .... script supervisor
Greg Bronson .... stand-in
Amiee Clark .... set production assistant
Bill Clark .... studio teacher
Nawana Davis .... production secretary
Simone De Camargo .... controller
Simone De Camargo .... post-production accountant
Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll .... stand-in: Craig Sheffer (as Tim James)
Harry Fitzpatrick .... key set production assistant
Christopher K. Grap .... set production assistant
Brent W. Hall .... assistant: to Mr. Derrickson (as Brent Hall)
Robb Hastigan .... production accountant
Matthew Hirsch .... assistant production coordinator
Juan J. Huerta .... assistant cook
Jason Z. Kemp .... set production assistant
Lauren Feige Keskinel .... assistant to producers (as Lauren Feige)
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Roberto Lozano Bruna .... chef (as Roberto Lozano)
Luis Meza .... assistant cook
Christine Miller .... studio teacher
Martin Montano .... assistant cook
Gerardo Monzon .... assistant cook
Jason Mundy .... assistant production coordinator
Ronan P. Nagle .... assistant location manager
Michael Paolillo .... location manager
Raymond Prososki .... office production assistant
Antonio Ramirez .... chef
Tim Repass .... set production assistant
Ron Resch .... medic
Joe Rystrom .... medic (as Joseph Rystrom)
Trey Shelton .... office production assistant (as John 'Trey' Shelton III)
Claudia Soisson .... assistant production accountant
Arron Turnbull .... office production assistant
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... production coordinator (as Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Rhonda Zamore .... craft service (as Rhonda 'Rhoo' Zamore)
Joe Ball .... producers wish to thank
JoAnn Perritano .... producers wish to thank
Alex Wengert .... producers wish to thank (as Alex Wingert)

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language, sexuality and drug use
99 min
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Like Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002) (V) 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 »
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 »
Pinhead:It's all a puzzle, isn't it, Joseph? Like a game of chess, perhaps. The pieces move, apparently aimlessly, but always towards one single objective: to kill the king. But who is the king in this game, Joseph? That is the question you must ask yourself.See more »
Turkey in the StrawSee 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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