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Release Date:
7 June 2005 (USA) See more »
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The Latest. Most Terrifying Evil.
Plot:
A journalist uncovers an underground group who can bring back the dead and slowly becomes drawn into their world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(11 articles)
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 (From Den of Geek. 10 January 2012, 8:58 AM, PST)

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 (From ReelzChannel. 23 August 2010, 2:22 PM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kari Wuhrer ... Amy Klein

Paul Rhys ... Winter
Simon Kunz ... Charles Richmond

Marc Warren ... Joey

Georgina Rylance ... Marla

Doug Bradley ... Pinhead
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 ... Subway Cop #1
Marius Ratiu ... Subway Cop #2
Nike Phanzu ... Deader Guide
Dan Chiriac ... Resurrected Deader
Alina Radu ... Deader #1
Onut Dumitru ... Deader #2
Mircea Hategan ... Young Subway Cop
Laura Paraschiv ... Little Sister Cenobite

Catalina Alexandru ... Cenobite's Victim (as Alexandra)
Matthew Delamere ... Dr. Kircher (as Mathew Delamere)
Daria Enescu ... Young Girl Painter
Snowy Highfield ... Spike Cenobite (scenes deleted)
Mike J. Regan ... Chatterer Cenobite (as Mike Jay)
Petrica Voicu ... Crack-Head
Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Cabbie 1 (as Mihai Gruia Sandu)
Ionut Kermenschi ... Worker
Daniel Giurcareanu ... Conductor (as Dan Giurcaneanu)
Doina Ghitescu ... Driver (as Doinita Ghitescu)

Directed by
Rick Bota 
 
Writing credits
Clive Barker (characters)

Benjamin Carr (written by) (as Neal Marshall Stevens) and
Tim Day (written by)

Produced by
David S. Greathouse .... producer
Nick Phillips .... executive producer
Ron Schmidt .... producer
Stan Winston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henning Lohner 
 
Cinematography by
Vivi Dragan Vasile 
 
Casting by
Carrie Hilton 
Karen Meisels 
Adrienne Stern 
 
Art Direction by
Serban Porupca 
 
Set Decoration by
Dan Toader 
 
Makeup Department
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist
Letitia Ghenea .... key hair stylist
Snowy Highfield .... special makeup effects artist
Viorel Militaru .... prosthetics assistant
Mike J. Regan .... special makeup effects artist
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... special makeup designer
Claire Jane Vranian .... special makeup effects artist (as Claire-Jane Deacon)
 
Production Management
Cristian Bostanescu .... executive in charge of production
Jason Mundy .... production supervisor: Los Angeles
Lucia Pavlovschi .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irina Bryson .... third assistant director (as Irina Niculin)
Tudor Cotovelea .... third assistant director
Simona Dascalu .... second assistant director
Anatol Reghintovschi .... first assistant director
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Eugen Cerneanu .... buyer
Cosmin Cornisor .... on-set dresser
Costin Dragan .... assistant property master
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Adriana Iurascu .... storyboard artist
Eugen Marinescu .... swing gang
Steve Martinez .... storyboard artist
Iasar Memedali .... leadman
Olivia Postolache .... assistant art director
Zoli Szabo .... draftsman
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Stanomir Dragos .... sound engineer: post-production
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Michael J. Fox .... adr supervisor
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter D. Lago .... assistant sound editor
Jackie Rodman .... dialogue editor (as Jackie Oster)
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Kurt Thum .... sound designer
Kurt Thum .... sound effects editor
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Mitchell J. Coughlin .... sculptor
Jeff L. Deist .... mold maker
Robert Freitas .... mold maker
Snowy Highfield .... sculptor
Steven Lawrence .... special effects painter (as Steve Lawrence)
Richard Maybery .... special effects painter
Mike Measimer .... sculptor
Ionel Popa .... special effects assistant
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... creature special effects creator
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... creature special effects designer
Jeff Yagher .... sculptor
 
Visual Effects by
Chad Goei .... digital animator
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Sookie Park .... digital animator
Chris Wallace .... HD colourist
 
Stunts
Ion Carangea .... stunts
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Nicolae Alexandru .... electrician
Calin Constantin .... gaffer
Alex Cosma .... electrician
Gigi Dumitrescu .... focus puller (as Gigel Dumitrescu)
Florica George .... electrician
Cristi Grosu .... focus puller: "b" camera
Bogdan Holbura .... video assist
Marcu Ion .... electrician
Catalin Kislinger .... electrician
Dan Lita .... electrician: second unit
Ionut Lupulescu .... assistant camera
Laurentiu Marcu .... film loader
Toni Pal .... clapper loader
Ionut Perianu .... film loader
Alexandru Solomon .... camera operator
Petre Surugiu .... generator operator (as Bebe Surugiu)
Gheorghe Ursescu .... best boy electric
Peter Velciov .... Steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Cristea .... set costumer
Ana Maria Cucu .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Peter D. Lago .... assistant editor
Diana Negoitescu .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Lorne Balfe .... composer: additional music
Melanie Miller .... music supervisor
Charles A. Wolschon .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Vali Anton .... driver
Florin Badea .... driver
Marius Badea .... driver
Stelian Cretu .... driver
Dorin Eftimie .... driver
Marian Manolescu .... driver
Sarmis Stamatescu .... driver
Dan Trica .... driver
Mircea Tudor .... transportation coordinator
Claudiu Zaharia .... driver
 
Other crew
Cristian Andrie .... craft service
Madalina Bland .... assistant to producers (as Madalina Simionescu)
Irina Bryson .... set production assistant (as Irina Niculin)
Simone De Camargo .... controller
Simone De Camargo .... post-production accountant
Clay Duncan .... source cues
Michelle C. Huanh .... assistant post-production accountant
Serban Kamila .... chef
Julie Landholt .... title graphics
Maria Nita .... assistant to director
Alina Petrini .... set translator
Ruxandra Popescu .... production accountant
Elana Saviolis .... post audio coordinator
Angie Schmidt .... assistant production accountant
Cristi Serban .... office production assistant
Paul Serbanescu .... production assistant
Octavian Sotir .... set production assistant
Cornelia Stefan .... script supervisor
Florin Tudorache .... assistant chef
Sica Vlad .... craft service
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexual content, language and some drug use
Runtime:
88 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Australia:MA (2008) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 (sky rating) | Netherlands:16 | USA:R (certificate #40316)
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Trivia:
Filmed back to back with Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) (V)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Amy grabs the envelope and the box from the "dead" woman in the bathroom, she takes the box from the woman's left hand and puts it in her bag. When the woman "awakens" you see Amy jump away. The scene then cuts to the woman in the bathroom and she is still holding the box in her left hand after it was supposedly removed.See more »
Quotes:
Winter:You can't hurt me.
Pinhead:You're not the first to say that... and you won't be the last!
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Movie Connections:
Features Bold King Cole (1936)See more »
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20 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A Hellraiser film for the new decade, 4 September 2005
Author: Christopher Paris from Florida USA

Hellraiser: Deader is a Hellraiser film for the latest generation. Gone are the 80's style dialog, poor characterization and thin plots. Critics will be disappointed, however, because gone as well are the Cenobites, including Pinhead, until the last reel. However, unlike the last film (Hellseeker) which reduced Pinhead to a poor plot device, Deader makes the chief Cenobite a key player in the entire story, and his final appearance helps bring the story to a gruesome, and scary close.

Again, those older folks looking to recapture the Freddy/Jason era goofiness of 80's horror films will be disappointed. This is a psychological tale, but peppered with enough Hellraiser horror and blood to satisfy today's horror fan. It's also -- surprise! -- a SMART film.

Chain-smoking reporter Amy Klein is fresh off her hot underbelly expose on crack whores when she is assigned to investigate a Romanian cult called The Deaders, who appear to be cheating death through the ministrations of their leader Winter. During the investigation she not only uncovers the secret of their snuff-film like activities, but also finds the black-and-gold puzzle box. Soon she finds herself trapped between the manipulations of Winter and the vengeance of Pinhead, who is less than happy that the Deaders are treading in his trade.

Kari Wuhrer puts in a remarkable performance given the genre, and despite her less than stellar previous film credits. Much of this is due to an excellent script by Stevens and Day, who eschew the frequent one-liners and obvious plot turns of previous installments. (Although Pinhead gets a few dramatic utterances in, of course.) Wuhrer is convincing as someone caught in a weird web of grotesque absurdity, not at all like the amateurish and often unbelievable performances of Ashley Laurence, Pinhead's usual nemesis Kirsty in previous films. Wurher also proves one can put in a good performance in an atypical Hellraiser film, something at which Hellseeker's wooden lead Dean Winters failed miserably.

Rick Bota's direction is much improved with this episode as well, to the point of being quite a different kind of film than Hellseeker. The use of a Romanian crew provides an influx of high technical skill and artistry so that the viewer will not realize the budget was low; unlike Hellseeker, where Pinhead's arrival was about as technically complex as someone opening the blinds, here the gore and FX are much improved and very, very well utilized.

Visually, the film is filled with clever cues and foreshadowing. A punk rock informant provides Amy with information while wearing his hair in tiny, spiked braids, a subtle reminder of Pinhead's impending appearance. Throughout we are shown boxes that invoke the Lament Configuration: checkerboard floor patterns, window panes, right angles. This is smart film-making, something we have not seen in recent Hellraiser films, and lacking in even more recent big-budget horror films as The Grudge, Dawn of the Dead or The Ring.

The script is well done, building on Amy's character with surprising depth, and allowing us to find out some disturbing truths about her past. Time is not spent on developing side characters, so that more effort can be put into Amy; this is probably a smart idea. At first Amy appears to be cartoonish, smoking and talking tough, but soon enough she is vulnerable and frightened.

The movie suffers from a few problems, of course. In what is an annoying habit of horror movie directors, scenes begin building to a frightening climax only to be abruptly cut off as the character awakens, or is suddenly transported somewhere else. This happens a few too many times in this film, as Amy is confronting some horror, and suddenly awakens in a different location (a bath, a hospital) left to wonder if it was a dream. After the second time we see this, it becomes a joke. In this film, it happens about FIVE times. Enough already! However, the scriptwriters and director wise up at one point, and when you expect another "wake up" sequence, you don't get it, and Amy is left wandering the rest of the third and fourth reels bleeding like a stuck pig, not waking up. Wuhrer deserves credit for allowing herself to be filmed topless in critical scenes, where she is fumbling with a knife that has been stuck in her back, and the film deserves credit for not polluting the movie with needless nudity.

Overall, this is a remarkable entry in the Hellraiser series, and it amps the films up a notch. If this had been the first we had seen the Box and Hellraiser, we would be amazed and this would have become an immediate cult classic, if not a commercial success. Coming so late in the franchise, it will be hard for folks to treat this as a new film. Some will not like it in comparison, because it discontinues the formula of the earlier films. But as a standalone, horrific psycho-drama, with one hell of an ending, Hellraiser:Deader is an excellent Hellraiser film for the 2000's.

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