Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser (1987)

Country: UK

Director:  Clive Barker

Main Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley

Storyline:  Larry (Andrew Robinson) is a married man to Julia (Clare Higgins) and his daughter Kristy (Ashley Laurence) does not like this one bit! Larry’s stepbrother Frank (Sean Chapman) was once a secret lover of Julia messes around with a demonic puzzle box and opens a gate from Hell to Earth. Here come the S&M Cenobites!

 

 

 

 

 

Review:  Ok did you follow that storyline? Its gets more complicated but at the same time it does not ruin the movie at all. Clive Barker jams us with more storyline that brings the feel of the movie full circle. The low down is Frank uses the puzzle box and pays the piper for doing so and Julia brings him back and they kill Larry, which Frank takes his skin. Cenobites come by and want a soul!

So we have the introduction to Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and his nasty Cenobites. They like blood, torture, chains, hooks and little bit of S&M. Definitely a memorable bunch for horror fans.  This is the best of the whole series and if you are not big on blood, hooks and skin you might want to pass on this one or get a babies blanket. This film brings on the red!

Rating:  This movie has it all, blood, gore, sex, torture, puzzle boxes and a young good looking woman (Ashley Laurence if you can get past the 80s look). Doug Bradley does an awesome job as Pinhead and this is just the start of the series. Clive Barker…. thank you for your demented imagination.

 

 

8/10 Beers!

Yacker

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