Overall Rank: 1655
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 232
Theatrical Release Date: 09/18/1987
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clive Barker
Actors: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, Doug Bradley, Oliver Smith
Plot: A man gets more than he bargains for when he opens the door to hell. His ex-lover, now his brother's wife, has found a way to bring him back but his tormentors, the Cenobites, aren't going to let him go easily.
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PandaMonium - wrote on 10/19/2012
A cult classic and with good reason, HELLRAISER boasts one of those wildly original concepts that seem only to spring from the imagination of Clive Barker. It's gory and strange and uncomfortable - but there's a twisted sort of art to it that blurs the lines between the transcendent and the profane. The performances are not particularly strong, but the characters don't carry the film so much as the visual and auditory experience. More than twenty years later, the makeup and practical effects are still top notch and the music is fantastic. There's a reason this movie is so beloved in horror circles - it's visceral and beautiful, and everyone interested in the genre should experience it once. 4/4
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/24/2012
A rather flimsy schlock horror film that has acquired something of a cult following over the years. Some inventive make-up effects but little else.
Tjommi - wrote on 08/30/2011
Clive Barkers universe is very facinating. I have seen every Hellraiser movie and this was the one that sparked my interest. When you think of the resources they had avalible at the time the movie was made, among other things they didn't have the powerfull computers they have today to make special effects and I think most of it is very well executed. The story grabbed me and pulled me in. For the younger generation of horror lovers, if you haven't seen this one yet you have missed something important.
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Lee - wrote on 03/10/2013
Usually the commen factor when watching any of the 80's horror franchises is low grade acting accompanied with F/X that is nowhere near the caliber it is these days. With that being said Hellraiser is a breed apart. Interesting storyline accompanied with not bad acting and pretty good F/X all accompanied with cool creatures either from hell or another dimension? The jury is not back on that one as of yet. Storyline is this... It begins in the city of Morroco as Frank Cotton makes a purchase from a mysterious chinese gentleman..a mysterious puzzle box..Frank, whilst messing around with the box unknowingly opens it letting out it's inhabitors..4 mutilated creatures from somewhere unknown..known as Cenobites their leader, pinhead, a creature with nails driven in all points of his head …
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