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Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 June 2015 (UK)
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a feature length documentary uncovering the history and the making of Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II films.


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Credited cast:
Peter Atkins ...
Himself - Screenwriter- 'Hellbound: Hellraiser II'
Himself - 'Butterball Cenobite'
Imogen Boorman ...
Herself - 'Tiffany'
Himself - 'Pinhead'
John Cormican ...
Rory Fellowes ...
Himself - Producer
Herself - 'Julia Cotton'
Anna Lovatt ...
Clive Mackey ...
John Midgley ...
Himself - 'Removal Man'


Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a feature length documentary uncovering the history and the making of Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II films.

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Written and produced by Gary Smart co-author of the book 'The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead' and co-writer of the documentary 'More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead'. See more »


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This is how NOT to do a documentary
9 August 2015 | by (Co, Derry, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I saw this documentary online.

Now, I don't know how long this whole doc actually lasts for, but the video I watched lasted for 4 and a half hours. And it only covered the first film.

Four hours focusing on ONE film. Whose stupid idea was that?

The Nightmare on Elm Street documentary "Never Sleep Again" was 4 hours long. But that doc worked because they covered all 8 films.

Most documentaries about the making of films should last for either an hour or two. But 4 hours is just unacceptable.

Who'd want to sit through all that?

This is why we have a little thing called EDITING for the love of Frank! (yeah, that was a pun!)

The 30 minute documentary on the "Hellraiser" DVD was good because it was short and simple.

Here, we have a 10 minute focus on Clive Barker and "what a real genius" he is. We have another 10 minute focus on how great Andrew Robinson is, another 10 minutes explaining how great Claire Higgins is, another 10 on how great Ashley Laurence is and another 10 explaining how great Doug Bradley.......


And the pacing of this doc is so slow and there's barely any behind the scenes footage, so it is mostly people talking, which makes it even more mind numbingly boring.

However, there are some interesting things I have learned from this doc:

.Doug Bradley was really nervous when he said the line "We want the man who did this" because it was his first day.

. Clive Barker called the goop "Elephant cum".

. Condoms were used for the latex in the special effects make up. Technicians got strange looks from the shop keepers when buying boxes of condoms.

. Clive Barker is obsessed with skinless bodies. He is scared of them and can write them so well. He probably gets off on them.

. For Skinless Frank, Clive Barker and Bob Keen went see an autopsy. The body was being skinned alive and Bob vomited. Clive was disappointed because he thought it look like bacon strips put on him.

. Tony Randel directed some scenes in the first film, such as the reshoot of the Cenobites in the hospital and the shot of Frank's heart pumping under the floorboards. I think he also directed the resurrection of Frank.

. And the actress playing the female Cenobite (who was Clive Barker's cousin, by the way) hated being in the make up so much, she turned down Hellraiser 2.

But as for the rest of the doc, yawn!

And to think I was going to order this from the net. And be bored out of my mind? I don't think so.

I'm beginning why Clive Barker and Ashley Laurence didn't take part in this doc. They knew it was gonna suck!

The South Bank special on Clive Barker and Ashley Laurence's interview on the Blu-ray are better than this!

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