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
Unsurprisingly, this is not an exception to the rule that the sequel is never quite as good as the original (there are a few exceptions), but it is very good. It utilizes the same actors and has a very similar feel to the original, giving the sense that when the first film ended, this one picked up immediately without missing a beat. The gore is better and the cenobites are spectacular. It goes wrong only by giving us too many flashbacks in the beginning, and by changing the pace of the original slow burn to a steady grind, but with the same tone in every other respect, which makes it feel dissonant. These are minor complaints. You should watch it.
Awesome, but where's hellraiser 3 on shudder?
This is how you take a CLASSIC and build upon it to make it better!!! Movie makers take note.
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An amazing sequel. I love the character's of Kirsty and Hellraiser so much.