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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

An investigative reporter must send the newly unbound Pinhead and his legions back to Hell.

Director:

Anthony Hickox

Writers:

Clive Barker (characters), Peter Atkins (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bernhardt ... J.P. Monroe / Pistonhead Cenobite
Lawrence Mortorff Lawrence Mortorff ... Bum
Terry Farrell ... Joanne 'Joey' Summerskill
Ken Carpenter ... Daniel 'Doc' Fisher / Camerahead Cenobite
Sharon Hill ... Blond Nurse
Paula Marshall ... Terri / Skinless Sandy / Dreamer Cenobite
Robert C. Treveiler ... Paramedic 1 (as Rob Treveiler)
Christopher Frederick Christopher Frederick ... Paramedic 2
Lawrence Kuppin Lawrence Kuppin ... Derelict
Sharon Percival Sharon Percival ... Brittany Virtue
Philip Hyland Philip Hyland ... Brad
David Young ... Bill the Bouncer
Brent Bolthouse ... CD the DJ
Peter Atkins Peter Atkins ... Rick the Barman / Barbie Cenobite
Paul Coleman Paul Coleman ... Soldier 1 (as Paul Vincent Coleman)
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Storyline

Pinhead is stuck in a block after the Big Confrontation in "Hellbound," The block containing Pinhead and the puzzle cube is bought by a young playboy as sculpture. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once free, he seeks to destroy the puzzle cube so he need never return to Hell, but a female reporter is investigating the grisly murders and stands in his way. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He'll offer you the heights of ecstasy, but you'll spend eternity in the depths of hell. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,534,961
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Jackson was asked to direct. See more »

Goofs

When Joey is sitting down inside the bus, she is resting her head on a window. We hear a bang on this window, and Joey she is startled. The camera shows us a haggard man banging and groaning for about 2 seconds in frame, yet this is impossible as the bus Is moving the entire time. The man would have to be an extremely fast runner to do what he is doing, all the while remaining in constant speed with the bus. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bum: [referring to the Pillar of Souls] You want it?
J.P. Monroe: [laughs] Is it yours?
Bum: No. Not mine. Yours.
J.P. Monroe: How much you want for it?
Bum: Whatever you think it's worth.
[receives money]
Bum: Exactly the figure I had in mind. Take pleasure in it.
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Alternate Versions

Some of the things trimmed from the Boiler Room massacre include:
  • A man cutting his face on a broken martini glass.
  • A woman getting half of her face ripped off by a hook.
  • A more graphic creation of the CD Cenobite
  • A man getting his jaw ripped off by a hook.
  • A reference to the Female Cenobite from the first two films with a woman getting her throat sliced in half and the flesh being pulled to the sides by wires.
  • A long line of people hooked together, including a chain to the throat for one woman and through the chest for one man.
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Connections

Referenced in Drawing Boards with Martin Mercer (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Universal
Performed by Tin Machine
Music and Lyrics by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels
Produced by Tin Machine & Tim Palmer
Published by Tintoretto Music/Careless Lever Music/Fox Hunt Music
Courtesy of Victory Music
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* out of 4.
1 June 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Cheap looking sequel reduces the complicated Hellraiser and Pinhead legends into your standard Freddy and Jason cliches complete with teenagers running around in distress and discussing their so called problems in between.

This time around Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and a TV news reporter (Terry Farrell) battle it out for possession over a box that can open the gates of hell and end the world as we know it. Not even Bradley's commanding presence can breath life into this.

Unrated; Sexual Situations, Nudity, Extreme Graphic Violence, and Profanity.


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