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Hellraiser: Deader (2005)

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A journalist uncovers an underground group who can bring back the dead and slowly becomes drawn into their world.

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Rick Bota

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Clive Barker (characters), Neal Marshall Stevens | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kari Wuhrer ... Amy Klein
Paul Rhys ... Winter
Simon Kunz ... Charles Richmond
Marc Warren ... Joey
Georgina Rylance ... Marla
Doug Bradley ... Pinhead
Ionut Chermenski Ionut Chermenski ... Group Leader (as Ionut Chermenschi)
Hugh Jorgin Hugh Jorgin ... The Arrogant Reporter
Linda Marlowe ... Betty
Madalina Constantin ... Anna
Ioana Abur Ioana Abur ... Katia
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... The Landlord (as Costi Barbulescu)
Daniel Chirea Daniel Chirea ... Amy's Father
Maria Pintea Maria Pintea ... Young Amy
Mircea Constantinescu Mircea Constantinescu ... Subway Cop #1
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Storyline

In London, after investigating crack addicted junkies for an article in her newspaper, the journalist Amy Klein watches a bizarre videotape. Her editor Charles Richmond received the footage of an underground group of youngsters in Bucharest apparently becoming zombies through the power of their leader Winter from a member, Marla, and invites Amy to prepare the story. Amy accepts the challenge, and once in Romania, she finds Marla dead with a puzzle cube in her hands. She brings the object to her hotel room, and opens it, beginning her journey to hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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USA | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser VII: Deader See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The original script by Neal Marshall Stevens had nothing to do with the Hellraiser mythos, but when it was decided that this would be a Hellraiser sequel, Tim Day drastically re-wrote the script, including an almost entirely new third act and plot and making the character of Winter a descendant of the toymaker Lemarchand. See more »

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When Amy is talking to Marla's landlord outside Marla's door, the landlord's cigar is burned almost completely down. After the door is opened and Amy enters, the landlord can be seen outside with a much longer cigar. See more »

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Pinhead: [to the Deader cult] This world, it obviously disappoints you all. That is why you chose to begin this journey. And since you gave yourselves so willingly, allow me to finish what he started.
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A complete bore
25 October 2016 | by tomgillespie2002See all my reviews

Like Hellseeker (2002) before it, Deader, the seventh entry into Clive Barker's Hellraiser franchise, takes an unrelated spec script and shoe-horns in a couple of fleeting appearances from Doug Bradley's Pinhead to try and justify its inclusion of 'Hellraiser' in the title. Say what you will about the first two sequels (I thought they were pretty bad), but they at least felt like they were set in the same universe as the wonderfully disturbing 1987 original. Returning director Rick Bota delivers yet another straight-to-video, poorly- acted stinker that looks as if it was directed by a group of goth kids making their first student film.

This time, the plot revolves around investigative reporter Amy Klein (Kari Wuhrer), a feisty and dedicated type who always goes the extra mile to get to the heart of the stories she covers. We first meet her writing a story in a dingy crack house before she is shipped off to Budapest (where production is cheap) to investigate a mysterious group named the 'Deaders'. Based on footage recorded on a VHS tape, the Deaders are led by Winter (Paul Rhys), a man with the ability to bring people back to life. Her sleuthing leads to a corpse holding the Lament Configuration, which when opened unleashes Pinhead. The Cenobite warns Amy that Winter is operating outside of his control, and that he is a descendant of the toymaker who created the puzzle box. Is it all a dream, or are there supernatural forces at work?

As to whether what you are watching is in fact a dream or not won't be a question you'll linger on for long. Like Dean Winters' character in Hellseeker, Amy ends many scenes by suddenly jerking out of a nightmare. It's a cheap, tiresome tactic which quickly removes any tension the film may have had otherwise. The idea of seeking the ultimate pleasure and, of course, the dangers that come with it, is a key theme running throughout the series, but this is all but gone in favour of a lightweight tale of an emo cult playing with resurrection. There's also a startling lack of gore. Regardless of how bad the preceding sequels are, you could always rely on a gruesome scene or two to keep you awake, so Deader's main issue is that it's a complete bore. Frighteningly, this is one of two Hellraiser films released in 2005.


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