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
This movie makes my skin crawl in all the best ways
When i was 14 I wanted to become a Cenobite. Now I have a beer gut and a receding hairline.
Unique. One of the best horror movies ever made. The film is simultaneously perfect and imperfect.
absolute classic, still holds up in every way
One of my top 5 favorite films of all time. A masterpiece of horror cinema :) For the people asking - Clive Barker is queer, and this film & novella were heavily inspired by Coil & the fetish segment of the gay scene in the 80's. That's why it was listed in the Queer section of Shudder.