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Hellraiser

26 Ratings: 3.5
Hellraiser - DVD - Horror

Starring Andrew Robinson, Claire Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley   Directed by Clive Barker   Written by Clive Barker   Based on the novel "The Hellbound Heart" by Clive Barker   1987   … see full wiki

Director: Clive Barker
Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 18, 1987
MPAA Rating: R
6 reviews about Hellraiser
review by . June 22, 2011
It's astounding to ponder that I was twenty-four years younger at the tender age of eight when Clive Barker's directorial debut scared me out of my hi-tops in that splendid year of our Lard, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven. The mind boggles, really. However, the how and why of that venture are at least as entertaining as the features of this disc, which I'll attend to in just a few minutes.      From memory, I can't retrieve the paper name of my babysitter. …
review by . November 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
 *** out of ****      What I found to be imaginative and entertaining in “Hellraiser” may instead be revolting and cheesy to others. Whatever good I see in this film probably isn’t mutual with professional film critics or many other people (for the matter) alike. And I can see why. This is the very definition of “cult classic”. For once, all too many critics just plain disliked it. It’s not like “The Big Lebowski”, which garnered …
review by . May 05, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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Rumor abounds that Clive Barker's masterpiece will be re-made & that's a truly hideous notion indeed. I will try to remain calm here & less objective until I see the finished product but I also must encourage everyone to see the original work of art as only Clive Barker could have given it to us.       Yes, this is truly one of the most original horror films ever made & it's no wonder that Hellraiser stands the test of time. Forget all the useless …
review by . May 11, 2009
A nasty lil' auld box that'll bring you pain or pleasure
Hellraiser is a dark masterpiece from the twisted world of Clive Barker. Based upon his novel "The Hellbound Heart", Mr. Barker takes us on a trip where people desperate for kicks search out for the ultimate thrill. A sleaze ball named Frank manages to get his oily mitts upon a gaudy looking Rubik's cube that he bought at a bizarre bazaar from a greasy moth eating merchant. Frank (never the sharpest tool in the drawer) gets more than he bargain for when he some how manages to open it up.   …
review by . November 04, 2008
Hellraiser
I've read The Hellbound Heart, but the fresh approach Clive Barker made in directing the film added "uumph" to an already excellent story. What a visual conception! Goobers coming up from the floor, the unforgettable scene of spinal cord meeting the goopy brain, the gelid, slippery goo, the half-formed rib cage - hello vicar!     Larry and Julia Cotton are moving into the house left to Larry (Andrew Robinson) and his wayward brother Frank (Sean Chapman). The house is a mess, …
review by . October 23, 2007
Pros: EW GROSS (yes, that's a pro, somehow, haha). Cenobites. Woot.     Cons: Messy, messy, messy (so if you don't like messy, then pass)     The Bottom Line: Don't play with toys you don't fully understand (NO I don't want to play a game!!)     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I remember the days of when I was younger and perusing the video store for something that didn’t suck and that I hadn’t …
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