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Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Director:

Tony Randel

Writers:

Clive Barker (story), Peter Atkins (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clare Higgins ... Julia Cotton
Ashley Laurence ... Kirsty Cotton
Kenneth Cranham ... Dr. Philip Channard / Channard Cenobite
Imogen Boorman ... Tiffany
Sean Chapman ... Uncle Frank Cotton
William Hope ... Kyle MacRae
Doug Bradley ... Pinhead / Captain Elliot Spencer
Barbie Wilde ... Female Cenobite
Simon Bamford ... Butterball Cenobite
Nicholas Vince ... Chatterer Cenobite / Chatter II Cenobite
Oliver Smith ... Mr. Browning / Skinless Frank
Angus MacInnes ... Homicide Detective 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They will tear your soul apart. Again. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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:

$11,090,735
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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie was due to have a much larger budget but it decreased after financial issues with New World Pictures. See more »

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After Julia tears Frank's heart out and laughs, blood suddenly appears to be running down her chin, possibly from a deleted scene. See more »

Quotes

Delusional Parasitosis Guy: Get 'em off of me! Please!
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There are also reports of an additional scene featuring Pinhead and the Female cenobite in surgery room outfits, but this is not included in any known version (see below). A glimpse of the scene, showing the Chatterer jumping out of an elevator, can be seen in one of the trailers. See more »

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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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