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Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellbound: Hellraiser II - DVD - Horror - 2nd movie in the Hellraiser series

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"Trick us again, and your suffering will be legendary, even in hell."

  • Nov 4, 2008
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Can you die again in hell? Play a game with the Cenobites and you will find out. Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) is now in an insane asylum after her involvement with the Cenobites in the first Hellraiser movie. There's evil afoot in the asylum, in the form of Doctor Philip Channard (Kenneth Cranham). Instead of throwing away the mattress Julia Cotton (Clare Higgins) died on, Dr. Channard brings it to his home along with a mental patient, for the sole purpose of spilling fresh blood onto it. The fresh blood brings Julia back from hell, and she's thirsty for more. "All we need now ... is skin."

Meanwhile, Kirsty is receiving messages from her father, written in blood on her walls, telling her he's trapped in hell. Together with an autistic puzzle-solver named Tiffany (Imogen Boorman) Kirsty uses the Lemarchand's Box to enter hell, trying to save her father. But Tiffany has been used by Dr. Channard, and the good doctor finds his own hell.

While the movie focuses on Kirsty, Tiffany, and Dr. Channard's trials and travails in hell, it in no sense of the way becomes boring. The doctor wins over Pinhead in sheer grotesquerie, traveling through hell from a large gooey worm attached to his head and snakes with different talents extending from his palms. Julia shines as the evil temptress she is, unveiled in her hellish realm. At the center of hell is a diamond shape oracle, emitting a hellish negative-light that is fantastically frightening. Kirsty reveals insight into Pinhead, and Pinhead faces off with the good doctor.

This second installment in the Hellraiser series is directed this time by Tony Randel rather than Clive Barker, and contains much more graphic (if that's possible) scenes of what it would be like in hell. The creation of hell in this movie is pure genius. If this movie doesn't scare you straight, nothing will. Enjoy!
Hellbound: Hellraiser II

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Quick Tip by . October 17, 2009
It's hard to believe but there are some sequels that are actually as good if not better than the originals. This is a rarity indeed.
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Starring Doug Bradley, Claire Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham
Directed by Tony Randal
Writer:  Peter Atkins
Story by Clive Barker

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Genre: Horror
Release Date: December 23, 1988
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 97 Minutes
Studio: Film Futures, New World Pictures
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