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Hellraiser: Deader (2005)

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A journalist uncovers an underground group who can bring back the dead and slowly becomes drawn into their world.

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Charles Richmond
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Joey
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Marla
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Ionut Chermenski ...
Group Leader (as Ionut Chermenschi)
Hugh Jorgin ...
The Arrogant Reporter
Linda Marlowe ...
Betty
Madalina Constantin ...
Anna
Ioana Abur ...
Katia
Constantin Barbulescu ...
The Landlord (as Costi Barbulescu)
Daniel Chirea ...
Amy's Father
Maria Pintea ...
Young Amy
Mircea Constantinescu ...
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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

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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The original script by Neal Marshall Stevens had nothing to do with the Hellraiser mythos, but when it was decided that this would be a Hellraiser sequel, Tim Day drastically re-wrote the script, including an almost entirely new third act and plot and making the character of Winter a descendant of the toymaker Lemarchand. See more »

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Amy fakes out Winter and stabs the knife into the table next to the bed, the table holding The Puzzle Box. At first the blade is turned away from Amy, the next shot of the knife shows the blade is turned toward Amy. Then, as she grabs The Puzzle Box off of the table, the knife blade is turned away from Amy. See more »

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Pinhead: [to the Deader cult] This world, it obviously disappoints you all. That is why you chose to begin this journey. And since you gave yourselves so willingly, allow me to finish what he started.
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It could have been great ...
15 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

HELLRAISER: DEADER is pretty good, especially in the first half which has two of the more intense and creepy scenes I have seen in a DTV flick in a while. I'm talking, of course, about the first videotape and when Amy explores the abandoned house.

Where DEADER fails is when it tries to tie into the HELLRAISER mythology. As has been well publicized, DEADER started out as an original screenplay by Neal Marshall Stevens that Dimension Films bought for no less than 1 million dollars. Then they lost faith in it and let it collect dust before hiring Tim Day to do a rewrite and turn it into a HELLRAISER sequel. I don't blame the guy, because he probably did the best he could, given such a ridiculous task. But it's a shame that DEADER did end up like this. Without the 30 seconds worth of Pinhead at the end this could have been a minor genre masterpiece. As it stands, it's just a bizarre, schizophrenic film with some outstanding moments, some scenes that really work and some that really don't. Once again, shame on Dimension Films for wasting this opportunity.

In addition to original screenwriter Stevens, director Rick Bota also deserves some praise. He's made a good looking and often tense film that is never less than competent. Hopefully he'll be able to break free from his current job at Dimension eventually. The guy has talent.


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