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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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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>

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Oliver Smith who played skinless Frank in the original due to his skinny frame (allowing the body makeup to be realistic) reprised his role along with two extra roles as Browning-the mental patient with delusional parasitosis, and as the skinless figure Kirsty see's in the hospital who writes in blood "I Am In Hell Help Me". See more »

Goofs

When Frank is in his own private Hell, he throws Kirsty against the wall and it gives like it's made of soft material. See more »

Quotes

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

The UK cinema release was identical to the U.S R-rated version which removed around 2 minutes of graphic violence including various scenes of blood spurts, more explicit footage of the creations of Pinhead and the Channard cenobite, and nearly a minute from the resurrection of Julia. The 1990 UK video version then lost a further 7 secs of BBFC cuts with edits made to shots of the bloody Julia embracing the madman on the mattress and a brief shot of a bound topless woman, though confusingly the 1999 video release was cut further with an extra minute of sound edits replacing some of the previous cuts. The full unrated version was passed uncut by the BBFC in 2004. See more »

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Edited into Clive Barker: The Art of Horror (1992) See more »

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User Reviews

just as good as original
9 April 2000 | by todd2uSee all my reviews

This is just as good as the first one. The movie went in a fast pace. In a way I liked that. The scenes of hell were really neat looking. One of the best I've seen yet. I'm not going to say who, but a new Cenobites is in the movie, but he's not in there too long. You find out a little more about Pinhead in this one, but if you really want to know his history watch the third one. Anyway I liked this one. It is different than the first one.

I recommend this movie to anyone who liked the first one and likes a really good horror movie.


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