A shady businessman attempts to piece together the details of the car crash that killed his wife and rendered him an amnesiac-- and left him in possession of a sinister puzzle box that summons monsters.
In this ninth installment of the Hellraiser franchise, two friends discover a puzzle box in Mexico, which opens a gateway to Hell. Before long, dermatological nightmare Pinhead has returned... See full summary »
27 years after the incident with frank and Julia in the cotton home Kirsty Cotten returns home to to attend a funeral of a close friend from back home during these strange events her ... See full summary »
Kirsty Cotten is now grown up and married to Trevor Gooden. Her memory of the events that took place back at her parent's home and the mental institution have dimmed, but she is still traumatized. One fateful day, the two get into a fatal car crash, killing Kirsty. Now, Trevor finds himself in a strange world full of sexy women, greed and murder, making him believe he may be in hell. He follows the clues all the way to Pinhead. Written by
Dimension films placed the cast and crew under a gag order, hindering Rick Bota's opportunity to promote the film when Fangoria magazine attempted to do a cover story on the film. Star Ashley Laurence, however, broke the gag order to speak about the film, claiming that she had only been paid enough money to make a payment towards a new refrigerator. See more »
When Trevor is "giving himself in" to Sage, she is lying on top of him even though only moments before he had several acupuncture needles in his stomach. See more »
They TRIED to copy the idea from 'INFERNO' but they did it poorly...
Heh... I've been a PASSIONATE fan of the first 3 films ever since they came out theatrically. When they came out on Blu-ray I actually had to change my pants!!! Long before that though I had even gotten the UK Puzzle Box set of the first 3 films, mainly due to that fact that they were UNCUT and had additional commentaries and also a 4th bonus disc.
It's funny, but all these years now I have never really bothered checking out the other HELLRAISER films in the series because I guess I just had the impression that they were not done very well. But after snagging the first three recently on Blu-ray I took the time to read numerous reviews of the other films in the series and I checked them out. VERY surprisingly I REALLY liked the 4th and 5th films in the series 'BLOODLINE' & 'INFERNO'. Now, I KNOW that they really differed HUGELY from the first 3 films, but I very much enjoyed the back-story and mythology of 'BLOODLINE', and yes, even though it ended in space I thought it was done in a very entertaining way. The next film REALLY was a kick in the ol' cojones; WOW, what a mind bend! I also felt that the writing, direction, and especially acting was done quite well
NOW, we get to this one... I KNEW that sooner or later I had to be disappointed somehow. Basically, as the guy at the 'Blood Brothers' review site put it, they tried to copy the general idea and ambiguity of the last film 'INFERNO', BUT... it just simply was not done very well. Personally I think what really killed it was the main guy. Like the last film, we have a guy who isn't quite sure what's going on and they are really trying to create this twisty-turny mysterious mood; but this time, the script and director just aren't really quite up to it. But, MAINLY what really killed it was the HORRENDOUS and God-awful job the main guy did; Geez, I swear the guy couldn't act himself out of his own @ss crack! Horrible! So, after watching him go around with this blank expression on his face and with the absolute height of his 'acting' being holding his head and pretending he is in pain, finally about half way through you just plain lose interest. I mean, MAYBE, just maybe, IF the main guy had been an actor who was actually able to convey to the audience the sense of disorientation and confusion of the character so that we could actually RELATE to what he was going through, then that might have carried the film enough despite it's other shortcomings.
But sadly, the guy is such a colossal D!ck of an actor, that to me personally it ruins the whole film. There WERE a few nice atmospheric creepy scenes visually, but FAR too few in his meaningless wanderings to keep any serious interest...
So, even though I actually REALLY like the first 5 films; I feel that this one ultimately disappoints...
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