Posted: October 13, 2013 in Movies, Op-ed, Reviews
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“What’s your pleasure, sir?” Who would have thought so much trouble could come from such a simple question? Then again, who would have thought a puzzle box could hold the key to so much evil or that solving it could be the key to ultimate pleasure or everlasting pain? Brought to you from one of the masters of the horror genre, Mr. Clive Barker adapted his own story, The Hellbound Heart, into another of those films that scared the shit out of me as a kid. Here we go…

So Frank is traveling through Africa and decides he needs a souvenir so he picks up the most interesting little puzzle box. Once back home he starts to play with and solve the box, at which point his flesh is pierced by hooks attached to chains and he lives happily ever after…or he’s ripped apart, I can’t remember. Larry, Franks brother, decides since he can’t find his brother anywhere and hasn’t heard from him, the most logical thing to do is move into his house. Hang on friends, theres lots of shit going down and I’m gonna hit the high points. Larry has a step daughter, Kirsty, who hates her step-mom, Julia, who had an affair with Frank. Larry cuts his hand, blood hits the floor, Franks under the floor, blood brings Frank back and we haven’t even discussed the Cenobites yet.

Doug Bradley does an excellent job as Pinhead or Priest if you’re in the know. The other Cenobites are frightening but Pinhead is the one that used to invade my happy place. There are plenty of scares and lots of gore and underneath all that theres actually an amazing story just waiting to be unlocked and thats why Hellraiser gets a rating of: Get A Night Light. Till next time friends, stay entertained.



  1. Drew Verburg says:

    Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!

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