Hellraiser

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In the bare bedroom of a London suburban house, bored sensualist Frank Cotton solves the mystery of a Chinese puzzle-box and enters a world of exquisite cruelty presided over by the Cenobites, glamorous sadists with a penchant for ripped flesh, steaming viscera and flayed muscle. Later, restored to life by his brother Larry's blood, Frank rises half-formed from a pool of slime. When Larry's wife (and Frank's ex-lover) Julia agrees to provide the human meat he needs to put flesh on his bones, the three become involved in an infernal triangle... Barker's dazzling debut as a director creates such an atmosphere of dread that the astonishing visual set pieces simply detonate in a chain reaction of cumulative intensity. His use of the traditional 'teenage screamer' heroine (Larry's daughter) tends to undercut the unsettling moral ambiguities of the adult triangle, and the brooding menace of the Cenobites is far more terrifying than the climactic rollercoaster ride. These are small quibbles, however, in a debut of such exceptional promise. A serious, intelligent and disturbing horror film.
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Release details

UK release:

1987

Duration:

93 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Clare Higgins, Andrew Robinson

Editor:

Richard Marden

Art Director:

Jocelyn James

Director:

Clive Barker

Cinematography:

Robin Vidgeon

Music:

Christopher Young

Producer:

Christopher Figg

Screenwriter:

Clive Barker

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Matt Pearce

ARe u kidding me, hellraiser no.80? it should be in top 5 with dawn of the dead original and excorsist.and evil dead original you clearly arnt real horror fans if hellraiser is here, and where the hells hellraiser 3?? also clive barkers nightbreed should be top ten. WHere is it? the shining is so overated. Dawn of the dead should be number one. hellraiser - 2, excorcist 3, evil dead original 4

Matt Pearce

ARe u kidding me, hellraiser no.80? it should be in top 5 with dawn of the dead original and excorsist.and evil dead original you clearly arnt real horror fans if hellraiser is here, and where the hells hellraiser 3?? also clive barkers nightbreed should be top ten. WHere is it? the shining is so overated. Dawn of the dead should be number one. hellraiser - 2, excorcist 3, evil dead original 4

mike

This is one of the best horror movies I have seen in awhile. A twisted story about a secret love affair and the evil of Pandora's box. It contains the most creative monsters and horrifying situations. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat. Clive Barker created the most original horror character ever. Pinhead's character is solely founded on dishing out pain and suffering... almost as an S&M experience. The movie itself has a good amount of tension which I love and the gore factor is up there with the oversized fish hooks ripping flesh apart. The so called "professional critics" are out of touch and have no clue how to rate a horror movie- listen to the regular people- they will give you the best review, and have...

mike

This is one of the best horror movies I have seen in awhile. A twisted story about a secret love affair and the evil of Pandora's box. It contains the most creative monsters and horrifying situations. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat. Clive Barker created the most original horror character ever. Pinhead's character is solely founded on dishing out pain and suffering... almost as an S&M experience. The movie itself has a good amount of tension which I love and the gore factor is up there with the oversized fish hooks ripping flesh apart. The so called "professional critics" are out of touch and have no clue how to rate a horror movie- listen to the regular people- they will give you the best review, and have...