Hellraiser 6: Hellseeker (2002)
Director: Rick Bota
Main Stars: Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley, Rachel Hayward, Sarah-Jane Redmond
Storyline: A business man comes across the puzzle box after his wife was killed in a car accident.
Review (Spoils): Major Spoilers! Kristy Cotten (Ashley Laurence) is all grown up but her and her husband Trevor (Dean Winters ) gets into a fatal car accident (in the water in which Kristy could not get out) leaving Trevor alone with a mysterious puzzle box. Trevor is now single and having constant nightmares of bad surgeries, his sexy boss being tormented and the truth of his plan to kill off Kristy is all coming out to pastor. Pinhead (Doug Bradley) meets Trevor and explains that all is going to be good on his end. Through all the madness Trevor actual finds out he died not Kristy and she caught on to his cheating and plan and she killed them all in a deal with Pinhead.
This film has blood, hooks, sexy ladies and an actual puzzling but fun storyline. This series is actual a lot of fun and really has not dulled much.
Rating: If you want a film that has cenoboits and some hot ladies (Ashley Laurence, Rachel Hayward, Sarah-Jane Redmond) you can’t go wrong. Not sure why people bash this series so much as the storylines within the series are not bad and fun to watch in most cases.
Hellraiser 2 (1988)
Director: Tony Randel
Main Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Imogen Boorman, Kenneth Cranham, Clare Higgins
Storyline: Kristy is in an insane asylum since her father’s death but Dr.Channard has other plans for her. He unleashes the Cenobites and opens a gateway to Hell.
Review (Spoils): Kristy (Ashley Laurence) is back but in a mental hospital and is Dr. Channard’s (Kenneth Cranham) patient. What Kristy does not know is he holds the bloody mattress that holds the remains of the late Julia (Clare Higgins) and he wants to resurrect her and re-open the gate to Hell. This brings the Cenobites back to the mortal plane and want to show to the doctor the intense sensations of pleasure and pain. We got the puzzle box, Pinhead (Doug Bradley), new Cenobites and lots of blood and chains.
The film sits on the strange and opens the door for where the series goes after this entry. Especially the visions that Tiffany (Imogen Boorman) has when she in the hospital of babies with sewed mouths and the baby cry sounds. The strange is one of the reasons why this series does so well for me. This film has some great horror sequences (another great moment is the scene of the sexual moaning bloody bodies on the slabs.
Rating: Here is a great sequel it takes over where the last one left off. Pinhead has always been one of my favorite villains and the Cenobites do not disappoint in this film. Grab some beers, keep a open mind and remember “The Doctor is in!”
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.