Directed by Clive Barker
A puzzle box reveals a realm of sadistic monsters led by a being named Pinhead, who torture the depraved man who unlocks it. Escaping Pinhead's wrath, what remains of Frank hides out in his attic, until a chance encounter leads him to enlist his brother's wife Julia, with whom he had a passionate affair, to lure victims home so Frank can feed off their blood. Clive Barker's essential 80s classic offered audiences weary of slashers a thrilling new alternative: a sexually-charged horror-fantasy with a villain more terrifying"”and goth"”than Freddy or Jason. Contains violence and gore.
A puzzle box reveals a realm of sadistic monsters led by a being named Pinhead.
Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
One of my favorites of all time!
I watched this after watching the new Hellraiser on Hulu (which is EXCELLENT). It's just as fun watching the original! The campy special effects are really something.
Beautiful and gory.
Not what I expected given the status it has in the horror genre. Spent way too much time focusing on the relationships for my liking. The gore was great (for the time) and I really like the concept. The cenobites were great (as always) and naturally the best part.
Pretty good! Has its moments, and the practical effects are decent.