A woman discovers the newly resurrected, partially formed, body of her brother-in-law. She starts killing for him to revitalize his body so he can escape the demonic beings that are pursuing him after he escaped their sadistic underworld.
When Kirsty's father, Larry, and stepmother, Julia, move into Larry's childhood home, Kirsty and her boyfriend take a room nearby. Unfortunately for all involved, Larry's house is already occupied: before the family's arrival, Larry's disreputable brother, Frank, used a supernatural puzzle box to summon a gang of other-dimensional demon sadists. Now, Frank requires a series of blood sacrifices to escape the clutches of Pinhead and the cenobites.Written by
The Female Cenobite was inspired by scarification and body-piercing in National Geographic articles. The makeup took 3 hours to apply, caused her discomfort and prevented Grace Kirby from sitting. When Kirby refused to return Barbie Wilde took over the role. Wilde speculated that the producers were interested in her because of her background in mime, which was commonly believed in the industry to help with performing under prosthetic make-up. See more »
(at around 1h 6 mins) When Kirsty is trying to get out of the hospital room she says the door is locked. However, when she walks away from it we can see a push-plate on the door and no handle or lock mechanism. See more »
[the Asian Merchant greets Frank]
What's your pleasure, Mr. Cotton?
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Cut in Sweden for cinema by 4.5 min. When shown on a Swedish subscription TV channel, it was uncut. See more »
Hellraiser was a bloody good film but part of me wishes I hadn't seen it because it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I remember renting it out on video along with A Nightmare On Elm Street back in the late 1980's. I thought Freddy Krueggar was bad but those cenobites scared the you know what out of me.
The acting is good throughout the film and praise must go to everyone. The characters were very interesting characters from the humans right up to the cenobites.
There was a lot of gore in this movie and it was quite sick at times-not a film to watch if you're eating.
The storyline of the film is a very intriguing one and very original indeed.
But those cenobites didn't half scare me particularly when that pinhead said, "We will tear your soul apart!" Then again, that is what a good horror is all about-scaring the you know what out of it's audience.
If you're looking for a quality horror movie of the 80's then check this one out. Just don't be surprised if it sends you hair grey.
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