Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.
Gary J. Tunnicliffe
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
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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 »
A key plot point revolves around cenobites having their memories of their former (human) selves erased after their conversion ... except that Channard-Cenobite recalls his perfectly well, evidently even after having his brain pureed by Leviathan. See more »
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 »
All time fav. Beautiful, visceral, multi-layered and vaguely erotic.
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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