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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:

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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The band appearing at the Boiler Room is Armored Saint performing the song "Hanging Judge". See more »

Goofs

When Joey is running down the street away from the club, 2 pedestrians can be seen walking on the opposite side as if nothing unusual is going on. 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 out of print Paramount DVD despite the R rating on the package is really a completely different version and features the uncut sex scene and uncut gore scenes from the unrated version and runs 93 minutes. It also contains two music alterations, most obviously the end credits which have a 'stinger' sound effect and then it jumps right into the song "Hellraiser' blaring over the soundtrack. The original end credits fade out with the classic Hellraiser score building over the soundtrack and playing over the credits for a moment before the "Hellraiser' heavy metal song begins.The sound quality of this DVD is awful and heavily compressed at only 98 kbps. It appears this print matches the Lionsgate Canadian dvd that had been available for years. The Paramount DVD is anamorphic widescreen while the Lionsgate release is not. 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

Followed by Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Go with Me
Performed by Ten Inch Men
Music and Lyrics by Dave Coutts & Mark Templin
Produced by Neil Dorfsman
Mixed by Simon Hanhart
Published by Warner Chappell
Courtesy of Victory Music
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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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