Troubled young Priest Father Farrell returns to deserted house that cost his friends their lives nearly 20 years ago. Plagued by guilt, flashbacks and curiosity, Father Farrell attempts to ...
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Troubled young Priest Father Farrell returns to deserted house that cost his friends their lives nearly 20 years ago. Plagued by guilt, flashbacks and curiosity, Father Farrell attempts to confront the ghosts within himself as well as the house. But with the re-appearance of the Lament Configuration Puzzle, something much worse than dead friends is coming for Father Farrell.Written by
R N Millward & Kieron Hazel
Mis-information about this film was accidentally released onto the Internet shortly after filming wrapped. Somebody misheard a discussion during an animation event in which he thought it was said that the entire film was animated. Soon there were reports all over Internet horror sites that an animated Hellraiser TV series was in the works. The movie actually has a stop-motion animated opening sequence. See more »
A priest returns to the scene of a hellish slaughter that took place years ago and involved his friends with the intention of confronting a defrocked priest now turned Cenobite and freeing him from his hell-bound existence.
That's the story in a nutshell and it has to be said that against the odds and with obvious budgetary restrictions, R.N.Millward and crew turn in a surprisingly effective entry into the Hellraiser canon. The film boasts an intelligent script, solid central performances, effective make-up effects, and at no point does the film succumb to the temptation of substituting clever story-telling for excess gore, as so many other low-budget filmmakers have a tendency to do. Director Millward directs with a kinetic energy, the camera roves and moves and is never static or uninteresting. There is a firm grasp here by R.N.Millward of how to direct cleverly and to keep the story moving along at a healthy pace. Thes filmmakers have learnt the most important lesson of all; it's not enough to simply enjoy making a movie - but you also have to keep the audience entertained! After all, it's the audience who are going to decide whether you sink or swim.
All-in-all I found this a very satisfying piece of work and hopefully someone will give these guys a decent budget and let them deliver what their current budgets disallow. I sincerely hope that R.N.Millward will forge notable career in film-making and I eagerly anticipate any future offerings from this obviously talented director, who has a sharp eye for detail and a keen sense of what works and what doesn't. Millward has honed his craft well - and it shows.
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