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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 »
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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 who directed Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) co-wrote the story with Peter Atkins who completed the first draft of the screenplay in 1991. Many major elements remain unchanged from the shooting script, but the Barbie and CD cenobites do not exist. The end of the screenplay has Pinhead and Elliot merge into one being, but following this Joey makes a deal with him to be his willing bride in return for a successful life. Subsequent rewrites introduced the CD and Barbie Cenobites, Pinheads deception as Joey's father, and a happier ending. The setting was made unambiguously American, ending the first two films tradition of mixing British and American elements. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) When the cab swerves to avoid hitting Joey, it hits a light pole. But the pole sparks before the cab ever hits it. 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

The true U.S. R rated version runs 91 minutes and is available on VHS from Paramount. It misses out on the more explicit sex and gore scenes, and also misses out on the added character moments available in the unrated 97 minute version released on VHS and Laserdisc by Paramount. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel Like Steve
Performed by Electric Love Hogs
Lyrics by John Feldmann
Music by Electric Love Hogs
Published by Unfriendly Music
Courtesy of London Records
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Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth
1 December 2015 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

The third instalment of the "Hellraiser" franchise begins with a reporter the big story continues to elude until one night at the hospital she witnesses something supernatural and inexplicable. The mischievous cube has returned and is wreaking havoc. Then one of the creatures behind it offers a character named JP the chance to join up with it; at first JP is reluctant, he lures girls into his inner sanctum with flattery, and once he has had his way with his conquest of the night, gives her her marching orders. He may be a jerk of the first order, but murder for pleasure is not his style, even though the entity reminds him he murdered his own parents!

JP agrees to go along with it but the partnership doesn't last long because after he tries to feed his next conquest to it, she punches him out with a knuckle dustered fist, and takes his place. After that it all gets a bit confusing, as if it hadn't been already, but if you like gore, special effects and pyrotechnics, you should find something in the last twenty minutes or so of interest, and if you like the type of music one usually associates with films of this nature, you might like the soundtrack too, especially the title song by Motörhead.


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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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