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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julia Cotton
... Kirsty Cotton
... Dr. Philip Channard / Channard Cenobite
... Tiffany
... Uncle Frank Cotton
... Kyle MacRae
... Pinhead / Captain Elliot Spencer
... Female Cenobite
... Butterball Cenobite
... Chatterer Cenobite / Chatter II Cenobite
... Mr. Browning / Skinless Frank
... Homicide Detective Ronson (as Angus McInnes)
Deborah Joel ... Skinless Julia
James Tillitt ... Officer Cortez
... 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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23 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,185,511, 26 December 1988

Gross USA:

$11,090,735
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Trivia

The Engineer was originally meant to appear, but was deleted, some of its scenes did appear in older previews where The Engineer is overtop of an unconcious Julia and grabs onto Tiffany's wrist. See more »

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When the Cenobites appear in Dr. Channard's office, the curtains are ripped away from the window, and you can see the string that rips them away. See more »

Quotes

[as Dr. Channard is transformed into a Cenobite]
Julia Cotton: It wanted souls, and I brought it you. You wanted to know. Now you know. And I wanted everything. Now everybody's happy. Goodbye, Doctor.
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One of the most kickass horror films of the '80's
25 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Thus far and no further is how I view this film - while 'Hellraiser' was a smooth and well-handled interpretation of 'The Hellbound Heart', this serves as an interesting extension to that story. OK, the acting is largly dire - but is this not a horror movie tradition? The film excels in its MENTAL imagery, not physical: Tiffany's disturbing visions of babies with their mouth's sewn shut as Leviathan plays with her fears; Channards violent, acid flashback-style memories... they are all insightful and well-thought out as they deal with that which cannot be tamed easily - the human psyche. Director Tony Randall has a lot to live up to following Clive Barker's '87 epic, but he takes the reigns of the story with good grace and presents a slick and progressive tale - although I do agree with the general consensus that the Cenobites should NOT have been humanised.

All in all though a great film, fantastic visuals - the fall of Leviathan at the climax has to be one of the most gripping and explosive deaths of a movie monster in horror film history - and one which should have ended the tale.


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