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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:

Peter Atkins (original story by), Tony Randel (original story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bernhardt ... J.P. Monroe
Lawrence Mortorff Lawrence Mortorff ... Bum
Terry Farrell ... Joey Summerskill
Ken Carpenter ... Doc / Camerahead
Sharon Hill ... Blond Nurse
Paula Marshall ... Terri
Robert C. Treveiler ... Paramedic 1 (as Rob Treveiler)
Christopher Frederick Christopher Frederick ... Paramedic 2 (as Chris Frederick)
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
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:

What began in Hell, will end on Earth. 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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Trivia

Tony Randel was attached to direct, but the producers removed him after they became worried that his vision for the film was too bleak. Anthony Hickox replaced him after a mutual friend whom Hickox had cast in Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) suggested him. Clive Barker, who disliked Hickox's prior work, believed him a poor fit for the Hellraiser series, as Hickox was known for horror comedy films. When Hickox met with him, Barker stressed that he expected Hickox to take the material seriously. Hickox, a fan of the series, agreed, and used the first two films as a guide for the proper tone. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) Joey finds Doc has been decapitated in the club yet his head is intact when he comes after Joey as the Camerahead Cenobite. When Joey sees him without his head, he was in the process of being made into a cenobite. 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 Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Hanging Judge
Performed by Armored Saint
Music and Lyrics by Kill for Less Than That Music / Willesden Music
Courtesy of Metal Blade Records
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,208,009, 13 September 1992

Gross USA:

$12,534,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,534,961
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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