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.


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


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 <>

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The Horror Continues. See more »


Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The film was banned in the Australian state of Queensland in 1989. In the years since, the bans has been lifted and the film has been seen on VHS, DVD and Bluray in that state. See more »


(at around 27 mins) As Kyle leafs through Dr. Channard's scrapbook, he lingers briefly on a cutting headed "Is Death the Fourth Dimension?" However, the text of the article beneath this is about a new NASA space station and is completely unrelated to the headline. See more »


Delusional Parasitosis Guy: Get 'em off of me! Please!
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Alternate Versions

There are two alternate releases of "Hellbound" in addition to the standard R-rated U.S. theatrical/video release. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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Slightly better
26 December 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

It's hard to even qualify this as a slasher film seeing as how it's a lot more than just one character who does the killing. In fact, Pinhead barely directly kills anyone at all. It's more like a standard horror movie. Anyway, I was expecting to see more of Pinhead in this movie, but he may have had even less screen time than the original film. As far as slasher movies go, this wasn't bad at all. It has a bit too much exposition in the first half, but at the second half, it really does get better. We get our most creative parts here as we see Hell.

I admit to not being the biggest fan of stop motion. I just think it sticks out pretty badly. The designs were still pretty creative with this. I like how it follows up directly with the first movie. You rarely see that in films like this. I do kind of like the characters and they get some fairly good development. It's still pretty confusing and too complicated. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who wasn't a fan of horror movies, but I would to someone who is. ***

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Release Date:

23 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellbound: Hellraiser II See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,185,511, 26 December 1988

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1.85 : 1
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