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Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)

R | | Horror | 18 October 2011 (USA)
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Two friends discover a puzzle box in Mexico, which unleashes cenobite Pinhead.

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Víctor García (as Victor Garcia)

Writers:

Gary J. Tunnicliffe (story and screenplay by), Clive Barker (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steven Brand ... Ross Craven
Nick Eversman ... Steven Craven
Tracey Fairaway ... Emma Craven
Sebastien Roberts ... Peter Bradley
Devon Sorvari ... Sarah Craven
Sanny van Heteren ... Kate Bradley
Daniel Buran ... Vagrant
Jay Gillespie ... Nico Bradley / Pseudo Pinhead
Stephan Smith Collins ... Pinhead
Jolene Andersen ... Female Cenobite
Camelia Dee ... Street Walker
Sue Ann Pien ... Hooker / Skinned Face Girl #1
Adel Marie Ruiz Adel Marie Ruiz ... Mexican Girl
Fred Tatasciore ... Pinhead (voice)
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Storyline

Two friends discover a puzzle box in Mexico, which unleashes cenobite Pinhead. Written by XoLWoX

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Return of Pinhead

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, grisly images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clive Barkers Hellraiser Revelations - Die Offenbarung See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(uncut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The first Hellraiser movie since Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) to use a script written as a Hellraiser movie. Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), and Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) were all unrelated horror spec scripts owned by Dimension that were hastily rewritten as Hellraiser movies to save money on an original script. See more »

Goofs

The vagrant speaks quite huskily in his first scene. Later when he reappears in front of the house, he simply speaks by using his normal voice. See more »

Quotes

Steven Craven: They're coming.
Kate Bradley: They?
Steven Craven: The Cenobites. They don't like to lose souls.
Dr. Ross Craven: What do they want?
Steven Craven: They want to experience your flesh.
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This was it? Seriously?...
19 December 2011 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Having grown up with horror movies and been exposed to the numerous big horror franchises, I am no stranger to the "Hellraiser" movies, and must admit that I have been watching them ever since the first one came out. However, I am sad to say that since the third movie or so, the franchise has been on a steady declining spiral, and the stories have progressively strayed from the original idea.

This ninth movie was a bit of a surprise to me, as I came upon it by sheer luck. I hadn't even heard about it, and honestly, I thought they had finally put the franchise to rest after a number of disappointing movies. But I was wrong.

So I sat down to watch this movie, and I must admit that I was appalled to see that Doug Bradley wasn't in the role as Pinhead. That was an insult to us fans of the movies (or fans of the first handful of proper "Hellraiser" movies, at least). But still, I gave it a go.

That being said, I have got to be blunt honest. Doug Bradley was (and always will be) Pinhead. Stephan Smith Collins is a really bad substitute. I am not saying that he is a bad actor, as I am not familiar with his work outside this one movie, but he didn't have that diabolic charm and wit that Bradley brought to the Pinhead character. Nor did he have that iconic voice that we all have come to love (or fear, whichever you prefer). So the Pinhead portrayed in "Hellraiser: Revelations" was a mere cheap imitation of the original Pinhead.

As for the story in "Hellraiser: Revelations", one thing only has to be said: "are you kidding?" The story in this ninth installment was a rude insult and a downright copy of the storyline from the first movie. Sure the setting was changed and small adjustments made, but the overall storyline and plot was the exact same thing. Which leads me to ponder on whether or not this movie was necessary? Wouldn't it had been better to just let the franchise lie dormant? Surely this wasn't the best they could come up with. And also, just why did Doug Bradley pass on this? Leaves you with something to think about, doesn't it? And leaves you with a somewhat vile aftertaste in your mouth.

"Hellraiser: Revelations" dragged on forever, just retelling the story that we were introduced to in the first "Hellraiser" movie, so it was basically just pointless repetition. A way to introduce the franchise to new viewers? I don't know, but for us who have followed the growth and decline of the franchise, it was a rude slap on the face.

The movie leaves little room for the characters to develop and grow, despite the actors/actresses doing their best with their given parts. You just never really buy into the characters, and they are lacking depth and credibility.

Having seen every single "Hellraiser" movie since the very first, this one is without a doubt the most boring, pointless and far-strayed from the original plot. It is worth a watch if you want to see it just to have watched all of the movies, but that is about it. There is nothing new here; everything is just a re-write of old material. It is like brewing coffee on an old and already used coffee filter. It was horrible.

One of the things "Hellraiser: Revelations" had working for it, was the effects. There weren't a lot of special effects, though whatever little they did use worked out well enough. Personally, I could have used a lot more of the traditional wicked torture and torment that is associated with the Cenobytes and the "Hellraiser" series.

I have seen "Hellraiser: Revelations" now, and I can honestly say, despite being a "Hellraiser" fan, that I will not be making a second return to this movie ever!


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