Hellraiser

Hellraiser

DVD - 2011
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The hideous zombie Pinhead, terrifies his brother and his estranged wife now inhabiting his former home. When a drop of blood partially resurrects him, all hell breaks loose as Pinhead forces his sister-in-law, formerly his lover, to kill and kill again so he can become whole.

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TheeAvebury
Nov 06, 2017

Hellraiser is a pretty good horror film directed by Clive Barker. It's very well directed, colorful, has decent writing, and is well made.
It's not the best horror film ever, but it's still pretty good, and the Cenobites are really cool. I understand why it's a classic, and I do recommend it.

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erikgras
Oct 27, 2015

One of the best horror movies. a must see

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senji1101
Apr 30, 2014

One of the best films in the horror genre during the 1980's. Anyone going into this movie expecting to see cgi or other modern speial effects, they will not like this. The effects are state of the art for when the movie was made.

Doug Bradley does a fantastic Pinhead and HE has made the character one of the real Giants of the genre.

Hellraiser...5 Stars. It deserves nothing less.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 21, 2013

The feature debut of horror writer Clive Barker, this is plenty gruesome, but nor particularly scary or compelling. Followed by many sequels.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 15, 2012

I watched the movie about 25 years ago. The movie is more gory than scary.

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Monolith
Aug 11, 2012

An entertaining 25 year old horror, somewhat laughable, but deserving of credit for its (Clive Barker's) originality, and the onslaught of sequels it's spawned. All this because of a horny, pinched-faced cougar. Jeez! And while we're at it, am I the only one who found it strange that they treated the dingy, rat infested spare room as if it was commonplace? I felt like yelling at Dad (Larry): "You know that dingy, rat infested spare room down the hall? That doesn't bother you, huh? Doesn't it seem KINDA CREEPY to you?!?! Don't you think you should, um, maybe, investigate or something? ...Call a contractor, or an exterminator, perhaps? ...HELLO!?!"

Mocha6ft3 Mar 28, 2012

TIME TO PLAY....HOMETHEATER
This has to be one of the most horrifying and imaginative horror movies in my collection. Clive Barker's mind is amazing creating creatures called "Cenobites." PinHead,ButterBall,Chatterer, and Female cenobite (sister Nikoletta) are some of the most grotesque looking characters i have ever seen. I love the story and the music is just right for this frightfest. My favorite scene is when Kirsty,who's in a hospital, begans playing with the cube. She opens it and one of the walls in her room opens to reveal a long hallway. While Kirsty is walking down this hallway, you can hear the sounds of a baby crying. You'll love the way it sounds on your system. Also listen to the sounds of the chains ratteling in the Cenobites first apperance. I give this movie 5stars!!! For Gore, Story, Music, Sound Effects, Julia, Frank, and of course The Cenobites!!! Hamburgers and fries with plenty of ketchup and friut juice.

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Lexikal
Sep 24, 2011

I have to disagree with the description (btw, who knows who writes the descriptions? Many of them are inaccurate). I am guessing this book is based on the movie, and if it is, either the book is an "Engrish" version (meaning, not really based on the movie at all) or the description was written by someone who has never seen the movie. First of all, Pinhead is NOT a zombie, he is a cenobyte (he was once a man and died and is now a demon of sorts). Second, Pinhead is not partially resurrected by a drop of blood, but "Frank" is, and it is Frank who forces his sister in law to kill for him. Watch the movie first- it's probably much better than the book anyway. You can buy it at HMV or future shop, or request the VPL get it if you really want to see it, as it is a Clive Barker classic.

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Monolith
Aug 11, 2012

Frank Cotton: "Come to Daddy."

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Monolith
Aug 11, 2012

Kirsty Cotton: "Who are you?" Pinhead, The Lead Cenobite: "Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some. Angels to others."

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Monolith
Aug 11, 2012

Pinhead, The Lead Cenobite: "No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering."

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shelfmonkey Nov 06, 2014

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BeardedMovieGuy
Feb 26, 2015

Hellraiser is a late 80s horror movie that I remember seeing posters for when I was a kid, but back then there was not a snowballs chance in hell that I would have watched it cause I was a big fraidy cat back then. But now that I am all bearded up and after seeing on the shelf on the library I thought I would give it a shot. I will give Clive Barker this, he made a very creepy and gross film. The amount of blood and gore were still not fun to look at but the story and concept were interesting, and pinhead looks very ouchy? I know that is not a real word but it fits. All in all, Hellraiser is good for what it is, but it gave me no real desire to continue on in the series, plus, if anyone ever gives you a weird looking puzzle box, do yourself a favor and don’t try and open it, just trust me on this.

2.5 Beards Out Of 5

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