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Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

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A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

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Scott Derrickson

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Clive Barker (characters), Paul Harris Boardman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Det. Joseph Thorne
Nicholas Turturro ... Det. Tony Nenonen
James Remar ... Dr. Paul Gregory
Doug Bradley ... Pinhead
Nicholas Sadler ... Bernie
Noelle Evans ... Melanie Thorne
Lindsay Taylor ... Chloe
Matt George ... Leon Gaultier
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Mr. Parmagi
Sasha Barrese ... Daphne Sharp
Kathryn Joosten ... Mother
Jessica Elliot Jessica Elliot ... Young Joseph's Mother
Carmen Argenziano ... Captain
Christopher Neiman ... Pathologist
Christopher Kriesa ... Older Detective
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Storyline

A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Terrifying New Chapter In The "Hellraiser" Legacy!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Homepage | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser V See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Plot similarities to Leon Garfield's "The Ghost Downstairs". See more »

Goofs

When Thorne looks at the coke sniffer, it changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

[being forced to question his morals]
Joseph: I don't understand.
Pinhead: Ah, the eternal refrain of humanity. Pleading ignorance, begging for mercy. "Please, help me. I don't understand."
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At the very end of the end credits: Soli Deo Gloria (translation: To the glory of God alone) See more »

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Followed by Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) See more »

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From Eden
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Surprisingly enjoyable.
21 June 2004 | by GenK1981See all my reviews

Well i watched this film on Terrestrial TV having been a fan of the 1st and 2nd in the saga but truly hating the 3rd and 4th. I must admit, it's pretty good.

The film severely sidesteps from the 'all out gore' of the previous 4 and instead introduces an element of suspense which honestly kept me watching the film throughout without wanting to take a quick break away from the TV.

Acting is Solid, Bradley again as Pinhead is flawless even though his screen presence has been toned down. Sheffer is excellent as the main character, delivers his lines very well and was very convincing in the more dramatic scenes of the movie. James Remar is surprisingly good also in his supporting role as the Doctor.

The film's suspense really reminded me of the silent hill games and the films characters were all pretty dark and untrustworthy. Even Sheffers character was sleazy and a bad cop.

As for the gore, it is still there, but not quite as nasty as what we have come to expect from a hellraiser movie. It was introduced when it needed to be, though I have to say the cenobites were nowhere near as gruesome as they should be.

Overall the film is really worth watching. Credit to the Director and the Writer for being brave enough to change the whole element of the Hellraiser Saga......but then again.....the saga really needed to be saved.

7. out of 10.


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