Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Directed by Tony Randel
In the sequel to HELLRAISER, an occult-obsessed doctor calls forth the Cenobites. After the events of the first film, Kirsty is brought to a psych ward where no one believes her story. No one, of course, except Dr. Channard, who resurrects Julia so she can take him to the Cenobites. But when the gates open, Kirsty's also drawn into the labyrinthine hellscape where horrors wait around every turn. Widely regarded as the best of the sequels, HELLBOUND's visually-stunning horror-fantasy hybrid cemented horror fans' love of the series"” and the sadistic Pinhead. Contains violence and gore.
In the sequel to HELLRAISER, an occult-obsessed doctor calls forth the Cenobites.
Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins
It's a good sequel but unlike most sequels it does not top nor match the first installment. This franchise clearly got out of hand after part 4. Many would say sooner. The story didn't really need to go on. There is an origin's script out there somewhere that has some concept images that look promising. Not by Clive Barker though. I hope Clive can do the Hellraiser film he's been talking about and put the Hell Priest to rest for good.
My favorite in the series, even though it humanizes the Cenobites which kind of lessens how scary they were in the first place (they're a little more mysterious in the first Hellraiser)
I remember the hell sequences really getting to me. It's a step down, but with some interesting stuff still.
Interesting sequel that successfully expands the mythology of the first film.
My favorite of the Hellraiser franchise. Time to play!