Kirsty is brought to an institution after the horrible events of Hellraiser (1987), where the occult-obsessive head doctor resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites and their demonic underworld.

Director:

Tony Randel

Writers:

Peter Atkins (screenplay by), Clive Barker (based on a story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clare Higgins ... Julia
Ashley Laurence ... Kirsty
Kenneth Cranham ... Channard
Imogen Boorman ... Tiffany
Sean Chapman ... Frank
William Hope ... Kyle
Doug Bradley ... Pinhead
Barbie Wilde ... Female Cenobite
Simon Bamford ... Butterball
Nicholas Vince ... Chatterer
Oliver Smith ... Browning
Angus MacInnes ... Ronson (as Angus McInnes)
Deborah Joel Deborah Joel ... 'Skinless' Julia
James Tillitt James Tillitt ... Officer Cortez
Bradley Lavelle ... Officer Kucich
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Storyline

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Clive Barker had developed elaborate back-stories for the Cenobites in the first film, though their origins were never explored. In this film, he wanted to make sure that, at the very least, the audience understood that the Cenobites were once human, and that their own vices lead to their becoming demons. This element was meant to underline the story of Frank (Oliver Smith) and Julia (Clare Higgins) and their corruption by lust, with the latter intended to become the ultimate villain of the series. Pinhead, however, proved much more popular with audiences, and thus became the center point in further sequels. See more »

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(at around 1h 2 mins) When Kirsty is in the maze, she runs into a brick wall which is obviously fabric. See more »

Quotes

Channard Cenobite: The doctor is in.
Tiffany: [speaking for the first time] Holy shit!
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Alternate Versions

The new sell-through video version released in Australia by Paramount is the uncut version of the film, not the cut verison that was first released on Roadshow in the late '80s; the new Paramount tape also includes the "Kirsty's room" sequence. See more »

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All time fav. Beautiful, visceral, multi-layered and vaguely erotic.
10 October 2004 | by NaturezrevengeSee all my reviews

Clive Barker is still the king. He brings us to a world where monsters have politics, the 5 senses rule, and we sometimes question whether our pre-notions of pain are as accurate as we think. The Hellraiser series is a lush, nightmarish, subliminal journey into human desire, masochism, mythos and madness. Pinhead is not so much the generic, evil antagtonist as he is a source of comfort and logic sometimes. Clive Barker has often toyed with our preconceptions that all "monsters" must be blindly destructive brutes, as opposed to the endearingly rational and decidedly intelligent Cenobites. Perhaps the fact that I have Cenobites tattooed makes me biased;) But it's still a unique piece with gorgeous imagery (to some.) Angels to some, demons to others... If you haven't seen Hellraiser 1 and 2 (the rest are not so great IMHO)...you must!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellbound: Hellraiser II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,185,511, 26 December 1988

Gross USA:

$12,090,735

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,090,735
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut) | (heavily cut) (TV) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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