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 »
Earth has been silenced and mankind eradicated by one final war. Now in the bowels of Hell Pinhead, Leader of the Cenobites finds himself bored, tortured by his own immortality and facing the fear that his own dark legion will eventually turn upon him. The only thing left to do?..the last possible slice of sensation he can experience?...to open the puzzle box himself.
Gary J. Tunnicliffe
Gary J. Tunnicliffe,
Mike J. Regan,
In London, after investigating crack addicted junkies for an article in her newspaper, the journalist Amy Klein watches a bizarre videotape. Her editor Charles Richmond received the footage of an underground group of youngsters in Bucharest apparently becoming zombies through the power of their leader Winter from a member, Marla, and invites Amy to prepare the story. Amy accepts the challenge, and once in Romania, she finds Marla dead with a puzzle cube in her hands. She brings the object to her hotel room, and opens it, beginning her journey to hell. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Just so you know where I'm coming from: I love the first four Hellraiser movies (although IV took a while to grow on me), not crazy about V and VI. As for VII (Deader), it's easy to see that it could have been a non-Hellraiser film and still be good, but I thought it worked as an interesting entry in the series. The Deaders forays in and out of "Hell" make sense within the genre, and the context of this particular film. Yeah, I would've liked more Cenebites but hey, VIII is coming out September 6, 2005 so maybe we'll get some more Pinhead and pals then. Cinematic ally speaking, there are some technical flaws but the over style and performances help to off-set them, making it seem less low-budget (not that low-budget can't be as good if not better than big-budget films, think "Hollywood Blockbuster" crapfests).
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