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Hellraiser: Hellworld -- Pinhead returns to terrorize computer hackers that have opened a virtual Lament Configuration on the website Hellworld.com.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Clive Barker (characters)
Joel Soisson (story)
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Release Date:
6 September 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Burning With Evil. See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (in credits order)

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 ... Mike's Masked Dancer
Gavril Patrv ... Rude Guy (as Gavril Patru)
Desiree Malonga ... Derrick's Sexy 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
(WGA)
Clive Barker (characters)

Joel Soisson (story)

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

Produced by
Nick Phillips .... executive producer
Ron Schmidt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lars Anderson 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Kosuth 
 
Casting by
Karen Meisels 
Adrienne Stern 
 
Art Direction by
Serban Porupca 
 
Set Decoration by
Dan Toader 
 
Costume Design by
Oana Paunescu 
 
Makeup Department
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist
Letitia Ghenea .... key hair stylist
Snowy Highfield .... makeup effects sculptor
Viorel Militaru .... prosthetics assistant
Mike J. Regan .... key sculptor
Dana Roseanu .... assistant makeup artist
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... special makeup effects designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irina Bryson .... third assistant director (as Irina Niculin)
Adrian Conerth .... first assistant director
Mircea Hategan .... first assistant director: second unit
Alina Petrini .... second assistant director
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
 
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 .... co-supervising sound editor
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Jenkins .... sound editor
Peter D. Lago .... assistant sound editor
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Greg Morgenstein .... sound effects 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
Ionel Popa .... special effects makeup assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Chad Goei .... digital animator
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Runyan .... visual effects
Chris Wallace .... HD colourist
 
Stunts
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Cosma .... electrician
Bogdan Holbura .... video assist
Catalin Kislinger .... electrician
Ionut Lupulescu .... clapper loader
Peter Velciov .... Steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Cristea .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Peter D. Lago .... assistant editor
Diana Negoitescu .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Lars Anderson .... orchestrator
Melanie Miller .... music supervisor
Mikael Sandgren .... music editor
Trey Shelton .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Madalina Bland .... assistant to producers (as Madalina Simionescu)
Simone De Camargo .... controller
Simone De Camargo .... post-production accountant
Clara Jacobs .... production secretary (as Clara Gheorghiu)
Julie Landholt .... title graphics
Ruxandra Popescu .... production accountant
Elana Saviolis .... post audio coordinator
Paul Serbanescu .... production assistant
Smaranda Comanescu .... assistant: Lance Henriksen (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexual content and language
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91 min
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Trivia:
Filmed back-to-back with Hellraiser: Deader (2005) (V).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning when they are all driving to the castle in a terrain vehicle, the license plate is a Romanian number from Bucharest (B-0...) and when they reach the castle in the night the plate is an American one.See more »
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The Host:Like a bad horror movie, isn't it?See more »
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33 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
I figured it out!, 10 January 2006
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) 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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