Hellraiser

1987

Action / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

99
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 7 10 88184

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Director

Cast

Clare Higgins as Julia
Ashley Laurence as Kirsty Cotton
Doug Bradley as Pinhead the Lead Cenobite
720p.BLU
700.24 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
P/S 2 / 19

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HumanoidOfFlesh 10 / 10

Pure horror!

I first saw this brilliant shocker when I was only ten years old and it scared the hell out of me!I still think that this is a really effective horror filled with gruesome imagery(for example rats nailed to the wall)."Hellraiser" reminds me a bit such Italian horror movies like "The Beyond"(1981)and "The House by the Cemetery"(1981),mainly due to its surreal atmosphere of total dread.Add also plenty of gore and some really gruesome special effects made by Bob Keen("Proteus")and you have a winner!I like "Hellraiser" series in general(especially "Hellbound:Hellraiser 2" which is,in the unrated/uncut version a nasty gorefest!),even Part 5("Hellraiser:Inferno")that almost only get bad reviews.It surely is the lowest budget film of the series so far,but it tells a gripping story of one's personal hell with Pinhead involved."Hellraiser:Bloodline" is the only one I really don't like,although it's quite interesting too,because you can see that post production was a mess(making it a Alan Smithee film in the end).

Reviewed by Zbigniew_Krycsiwiki 8 / 10

Whoever redesigned imdb needs to be sent to Pinhead and his Cenobites

I enjoyed this a lot more than my first viewing of it, likely fifteen years ago.

A woman has to basically harvest souls for her half-zombie ex-lover, so he can feed on their life energies, and return to life, and escape a group of sadomasochistic demons sent to reclaim him, and take him back to Hell. When her second husband is claimed victim, his college-aged daughter investigates, and learns his horrifying fate.

Some surprising twists, good looking lighting and colour pallet reminded me of some old giallo films, like something Mario Bava, or Michele Soavi ( one of my favourites ) might have done. Andrew Robinson is always fun to watch, and always reminds me of Scorpio, from Dirty Harry. Ashley Laurence is adorable, she makes a great contrast to the gruesome tale playing out. The house itself almost becomes a character in its own right, by the end of the film.

Reviewed by LouAbbott 7 / 10

The Makeup Department Showed Inspired Genius

I've heard much about this film, but never viewed it until recently. With 361 user reviews and counting, practically everyone knows the story. It's good to see Andy Robinson again. He should have been awarded for his portrait of 'the Scorpio Killer" in the original "Dirty Harry" film. He also did a fine job as the title character of the "Liberace" telefilm. Frank Baker, playing the derelict, looks much like horror movie veteran Sig Haig, covered in wool. Thirty years since it's release, "Hellraiser" is good, but something is missing. However, the film is very original and inventive. An award should have gone to the makeup department. Their work is inspired genius.

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