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
Big step backwards from first film. Characters seem to make absurd connections. How does the daughter know that burning the sheet will burn Frank? Also whats the point? It just seemingly causes him pain, but does not stop him to any extent. Why is the step mom even around? She did nothing with the puzzle box in the first film and never encountered the demons. Gross out scenes for shock value. Shocking scenes are fine when they have plot elements embedded. Seems like a cash in due to the success of the first film.
Much like the first film in this franchise, just average.
Rather dated! Boring!
A little convoluted in some places, but is an excellent sequel to the first. For maximum effect, watch back-to-back with Hellraiser.