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!”