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Writers (WGA):
Clive Barker (characters)
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Gamers playing a MMORPG based on the "Hellraiser" franchise find their lives endangered after being invited to a rave whose host intends to show them the truth behind the Cenobite mythos. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Lance Henriksen ... The Host

Katheryn Winnick ... Chelsea

Christopher Jacot ... Jake

Khary Payton ... Derrick

Henry Cavill ... Mike
Anna Tolputt ... Allison

Victor McGuire ... Police Officer #1

Doug Bradley ... Pinhead

Stelian Urian ... Adam
Magdalena Tun ... Derrick's Sexy Dancer
Gavril Patrv ... Rude Guy (as Gavril Patru)
Desiree Malonga ... Mike's Masked Dancer (as Malonga Desiree)
Carl V. Dupré ... Bartender (as Carl Dupre)

Catalina Alexandru ... Sister Ursala
Costi Mirica ... Police Officer Victim
Snowy Highfield ... Banded Cenobite
Mike J. Regan ... Melted Face Cenobite (as Mike Jay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... Bound Cenobite (uncredited)

Directed by
Rick Bota 
Writing credits
Clive Barker (characters)

Joel Soisson (story)

Carl V. Dupré (screenplay) (as Carl Dupre)

Produced by
Vlad Paunescu .... executive producer: Romania
Nick Phillips .... executive producer
Ron Schmidt .... produced by
Original Music by
Lars Anderson 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Kosuth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anthony Adler 
Casting by
Karen Meisels 
Adrienne Stern 
Production Design by
Christian Niculescu  (as Cristian Niculescu)
Art Direction by
Serban Porupca 
Set Decoration by
Adriana Bucataru 
Dan Toader 
Costume Design by
Oana Paunescu 
Makeup Department
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist (as Dana Busoiu)
Ramona Geaman .... assistant hair (as Ramona Geamanu)
Letitia Ghenea .... key hair stylist
Dana Roseanu .... makeup artist (as Dana Rotianu)
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects created by
Production Management
Linda A. Borgeson .... executive in charge of post-production: Dimension Films
Cristian Bostanescu .... production executive: Castel Film (as Cristi Bostanescu)
Kirk M. Morri .... post-production supervisor (as Kirk Morri)
Jason Mundy .... production supervisor
Jake Myers .... executive in charge of production
Lucia Pavlovschi .... unit production manager
Leslie Rodier .... post-production executive: Dimension Films
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irina Bryson .... third assistant director (as Irina Niculin)
Adrian Conerth .... first assistant director (as Adi Conerth)
Simona Dascalu .... second assistant director
Alina Petrini .... third assistant director
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... second unit director
Mircea Hategan .... second unit assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Eugen Cerneanu .... buyer
Alex Constantinescu .... construction foreman
Cosmin Cornisor .... on-set dresser
Costin Dragan .... assistant property master
Emil Enache .... draftsman
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Adriana Iurascu .... second storyboard artist
Steven Lawrence .... painter (as Steve 'Boogie Time' Lawrence)
Eugen Marinescu .... swing gang
Steve Martinez .... first storyboard artist
Richard Mayberry .... painter
Iasar Memedali .... leadman
Dan Militaru .... swing gang
Ciprian Oprea .... on-set carpenter
Sorin Popescu .... construction coordinator
Olivia Postolache .... assistant art director
Marius Predescu .... swing gang
Christian Simion .... construction foreman (as Cristi Simion)
George Stanciu .... lead painter
Mihai Stanciu .... set painter
Gina Stancu .... set painter
Zoli Szabo .... draftsman
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Jim Bailey .... foley walker
Tiberiu Borcoman .... production sound mixer (as Tibi Borcoman)
Trip Brock .... co-supervising sound editor
Elena Dascalu .... utility/cableman
Michael J. Fox .... adr supervisor (as Michael Fox)
Michael J. Fox .... co-supervising sound editor (as Mike Fox)
George R. Groves Jr. .... adr mixer (as George Groves)
Marti D. Humphrey .... re-recording mixer
Bill Jenkins .... adr editor
Peter D. Lago .... assistant sound editor (as Peter Lago)
Greg Morgenstein .... sound effects editor
Stewart Nelsen .... dialogue editor (as Stuart Nelson)
Nicu Perianu .... boom operator
Jackie Rodman .... dialogue editor (as Jackie Oster)
Elana Saviolis .... post audio coordinator
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Kurt Thum .... sound designer
Kelly Vandever .... re-recording mixer
Nick Foley .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Dragos Stanomir .... post-production sound engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mitchell J. Coughlin .... sculptor (as Micthell Coughlin)
Emma Deacon .... special effects administrator
Jeff L. Deist .... mold maker (as Jeff Deist)
Robert Freitas .... mold maker (as Rob Freitas)
Christopher K. Grap .... special effects administrator (as Christopher Grap)
Snowy Highfield .... sculptor
Mike Measimer .... sculptor
Viorel Militaru .... prosthetics effects assistant
Daniel Parvulescu .... special effects foreman
Ionel Popa .... prosthetics effects assistant
Mike J. Regan .... sculptor (as Michael 'Zoom' Regan)
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... creature effects designer and creator
Claire Jane Vranian .... special effects administrator (as Claire Jane Deacon)
Jeff Yagher .... sculptor
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Sven Eichensehr .... bloody chicken wrangler
Chad Goei .... compositor
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Jennifer Hachigian .... additional modeling
Steven Lawrence .... additional modeling (as Steven Lawrence)
Sookie Park .... lead compositor
Paul Runyan .... additional modeling
Robin E. Taber .... web graphics designer
Chris Wallace .... HD colourist (uncredited)
Anne-Marie Caragea .... stunt player (as Ana Maria Caragea)
Nicu Constantin .... stunt player
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunt coordinator (as Adi Pavloschi)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Nicolae Alexandru .... electrician (as Alexandru Nicolae)
Nicu Botarleanu .... second unit electrician
Toni Cartu .... second unit director of photography (as Tony Cartu)
Calin Constantin .... gaffer
Alex Cosma .... electrician
Marian Duca .... second unit grip
Gigel Dumitrescu .... focus puller
Cristi Epure .... key grip
Cristi Grosu .... "b" camera focus puller
Bogdan Holbura .... video assist
Marcu Ion .... electrician
Catalin Kislinger .... electrician
Gabriel Kosuth .... camera operator (as Gabi Kosuth)
Cornel Lazia .... second unit director of photography
Dan Lit .... second unit electrician
Ionut Lupulescu .... clapper
Laurentiu Marcu .... film loader
Vali Pal .... second unit camera operator
Ionut Perianu .... film loader
Sandu Polu .... best boy grip
Gabi Postascu .... second unit grip (as Gabi Postasu)
Mihai Postasu .... grip (as Mihai Postatu)
George Stan .... second unit electrician
Marian Stanciu .... second unit director of photography
Alexandru Sterian .... second unit director of photography (as Alex Sterian)
Petre Surugiu .... generator operator (as Bebe Surugiu)
George Ursescu .... best boy electric
Peter Velciov .... steadicam/"b" camera operator
Claudiu Zaharia .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Claudiu Bolchis .... casting director: Romania
Floriela Grapini .... assistant casting director: Romania
Mircea Hategan .... extras coordinator
Carrie Hilton .... uk casting
Lilia Trapani .... casting director: Italy (as Lilia Trapanil)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Helen Bota .... costume buyer: US
Alina Coman .... costumer
Carmen Cristea .... costumer
Adriana Dorobantu .... assistant costume designer
Elena Fratila .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Alyssa Clark .... assistant editor
Chad Goei .... post-production assistant
Mike Murphy .... assistant editor
Lisa Willinger .... assistant editor
Diana Negoitescu .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Rachel Levy .... music coordinator: Dimension Films
Melanie Miller .... music supervisor
Mikael Sandgren .... music editor
Trey Shelton .... music coordinator
Lars Anderson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Vasile Alexandru .... driver (as Alexandru Vasile)
Nicolae Babancu .... driver
Florin Badea .... driver
Marius Badea .... driver
Dan Brezeanu .... driver (as Dan Berzeanu)
Virgil Carnu .... driver
Nicu Chirea .... driver
Andrei Dumitrescu .... driver
Eugen Dumitru .... driver
Dorin Eftimie .... driver
Ion Eremia .... driver
Constantin Ghorghe .... driver (as George Constantin)
Marius Grivescu .... driver
Florin Ilinca .... driver
Nae Ioana .... driver
Gheorghe Ionel .... driver
Ionel Lopatica .... driver
Alberto Mardale .... driver
Dorin Mihai .... driver
Tudor Mircea .... transportation coordinator (as Mircea Tudor)
Vasile Olaru .... driver
Dan Radulescu .... driver
Mircea Stanescu .... driver
Ion Stefan .... driver (as Stefan Ion)
Marin Traian .... driver
Other crew
Cristian Andrie .... craft service
Florin Anton .... daily worker
Marcel Badea .... daily worker
Madalina Bland .... assistant: Ron Schmidt (as Madalina Simionescu)
Razvan Comeaga .... location manager
Nawana Davis .... office manager
Simone De Camargo .... controller: NEO
Simone De Camargo .... post-production accountant (as Simone Decamargo)
Stefan Dumitru .... facility crew
Ruxandra Geamanu .... production coordinator: Romania
M.K. Gleason .... production accountant
Cristina Grigoras .... office secretary
Cristina Ivan .... craft service
Clara Jacobs .... production secretary (as Clara Gheorghiu)
Madalina Jimblaru .... office secretary
Ahmed Kamila .... chef
Alexandra Margarit .... facility crew
Maria Nita .... assistant: Rick Bota (as Maria Nit)
Corina Pana .... script supervisor (as Corina Pan)
Alina Petrini .... interpreter
Ruxandra Popescu .... production accountant: Romania
Bogdan Saulea .... set production assistant
Angie Schmidt .... assistant production accountant
Cristi Serban .... office production assistant
Paul Serbanescu .... hotel production assistant
Octavian Sotir .... set production assistant
Bogdan Stefanescu .... assistant location manager
Florin Tudorache .... chef
Paul Velcea .... supplier
Smaranda Comanescu .... assistant: Lance Henriksen (uncredited)
Julie Landholt .... title graphics (uncredited)
Clive Barker .... special thanks
W.D. Border .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexual content and language
91 min
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Filmed back-to-back with Hellraiser: Deader (2005) (V).See more »
Continuity: When Chelsea returns to the house she runs through the front door and the door behind her is still open. In the next shot, the door is closed.See more »
The Host:You and your friends have been six feet under since this party began!See more »
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35 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
I figured it out!, 10 January 2006
Author: Michael DeZubiria ( from Luoyang, China

Hey you wanna know what I hate? Lines of dialogue like this:

"You been away from the dark realm a while, Chels, how'd it feel playin' again?"

"Just like any other ultra-violent twenty-four hour wildly popular and yet utterly purposeless embraced-by-the-masses Internet role-playing game."

It's one of those lines of dialogue that they always put into movies like Hellraiser 8 that are impossible to avoid sounding like they were written and re-written and rehearsed and re- rehearsed and then finally they just give up trying to make it sound natural after 30 or 40 takes and, exasperated, just drop the best bad take into the movie. That, being said, let me tell you what I have figured out.

After years if deliberation about what it takes to make a good horror movie and what is missing in a bad one, after countless theories (the presence of teenagers or college-age kids being near the top of that list, by the way), I have finally discovered for certain the exact point at which a movie stops being scary and good and instantly becomes stupid and bad. There is a perfect illustration of the solution near the end of this film, when Chelsea gets locked in the room and Adam starts calling to her from under the floor.

She has becomes absorbed in some photo album despite having found herself locked into the creepiest attic imaginable, and she hears someone whispering her name from behind her. She spins around just in time to see a hand disappear beneath a crack in the floorboards, and she cautiously moves over to investigate. As she peers into the hole, she continues to hear her name being called and she can see the tiniest glimpse of a face in the darkness, and at this point I am absolutely cringing in my chair. No matter how sure I am that something is going to spring out in a situation like that it still gets to me.

And then she did something stupid.

Literally the instant Chelsea put her hand through that crack in the floorboards, I immediately relaxed, almost to the point of breathing a sigh of relief because I didn't have to worry anymore because I completely stopped caring. And it's not just because she doesn't realize she's in a horror movie (despite the fact that the entire cast of this movie are hardcore Hellraiser fans, so the fourth wall has already been breached), it's because the moment her hand crosses the threshold of that crack in the boards she instantly ceases to be a victim.

And you know what my analogy is? Suicide! When someone in a horror movie does something that stupid, it is generally because the filmmakers need to have the character killed off but can't think of a really clever way to have it happen, so they just have the character do something monumentally stupid, but the problem is that this places the blame for their death on themselves, and in a horror movie, it's not only not scary when someone is attacked after doing something as idiotic as putting her hand through the crack in the floorboards because she thinks she sees her dead friend down there, it's satisfying, and not in the good way either.

Stupidity should be painful, but in the movies, it should be lethal.

That being said, it's amazing how little effort was made into making it clear what exactly was going on in the movie. It starts out with the funeral of a college age kid having been killed because of his over-involvement in something called Hellworld, which itself is never very clearly explained. His friends later mourn that they all knew what was happening to him but still kept playing Hellworld, although if you watch the making-of featurettes on the DVD, Director Rick Bota refers to Hellworld as "a website, or video game." It's kind of an ominous sign when even the director doesn't know what his movie is about. Either that or he doesn't know the difference between a website and a video game.

The story follows the death of their friend, something about that game, and then cuts to a few years later when all of his friends get invited to a party celebrating the said video game. Needless to say, it's kind of like an overblown Halloween party where everyone seems to be fascinated with the macabre (serious macabre, too, like dead babies in jars, sounds like a blast), and girls randomly pull their breasts out (curiously, the first bit of wildly gratuitous nudity is followed by the following exchange – "Gratuitous breasts?" "Necessary breasts! Ha ha ha!" Clever.).

When all is said and done and you finally realize what has been happening throughout the entire movie, it is such a ludicrous and ridiculous twist that it distantly surpasses the Saw movies for absurdity. If you thought Jigsaw had some time on his hands to come up with some incredibly complex machines of torture, wait until you see the plot that is hatched by the Host (played by Lance Henriksen, who wastes his talent completely in this movie).

Also don't miss the making-of featurette on the DVD, in which you can witness Pinhead eating a piece of pizza and, my favorite, Khary Payton, one of the actors in the film, makes the following mysterious analogy – "Horror movies are like roller coasters, you know, they're not gonna win Oscars or that kind of thing, but they're just a lot of fun."

I don't know, Khary, have you ridden Xtreme at Magic Mountain in Southern California? I see an Oscar in that ride's future!

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