In this episode of the horror podcast screams after midnight, we discuss sequel hellraiser 2. Hellraiser 2 is, depending on who one talks to, just as good if not better than clive barkers original hellraiser film. Medianoche en metropol hellraiser hellbound ii 1988. The movie opens with a something of a highlights reel of the best and grossest scenes from part 1. The hellraiser movies have been bad since the 1990s, when the last two theatrical productions were released.
This video has graphic imagery and spoilers, so viewer discretion is advised. Hellraiser is a british horror film franchise is based on the novella the hellbound heart by clive barker. Also stunning in this movie are the make up and costuming. One of the best horror sequels of all time without a doubt. Fear in the 80s 2015 tv episode clip from chegwin checks it out of costumes being made for this film is shown and commented on by the celebrity guests. Hellraiser ii retains the twisted visual thrill of its predecessor, although seams in the plot are already starting to show. Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occultobsessive head resurrects julia and unleashes the cenobites once again. Hellraiser ii is a 1988 britishamerican horror film directed by tony randel and starring clare higgins, ashley laurence, kenneth cranham and doug bradley. Hellraiser ii is a worthy sequel to hellraiser, but if you didnt like hellraiser, you wont like the sequel.
Usa up all night also known as up all night and up all night with rhonda shear is an american cable television series that aired weekly on friday and saturday nights on the usa network. Hellraiser ii, 1988, directed by tony randel, with clare higgins, ashley laurence, kenneth cranham, at turner classic movies. Hellraiser ii is a 1988 film directed by tony randel. Usually a sequel tends to lack the power of the original film, however this is not the case for hellbound. Arrived a day ahead of schedule in perfect condition.
It is the sequel to the 1987 film hellraiser and has much of the same cast and crew. Hellraiser, warlock iii in a mental hospital where her account of what happened to her father, uncle frank and stepmother julia clare higgins. Hellraiser ii and exploring why summer hates sequels. Hellbound dvd cover 1988 r2 german ready to download and print.
Hellraiser movies have been bad since the 1990s screen rant. Her film appearances include hellraiser 1987, hellbound. The film involves the resurrection of frank sean chapman, who had opened the door to an alternate dimension and had his body torn to pieces by creatures known as cenobites. Hellraiser hellbound ii 1988 kirsty cotton ends up in a sanatorium where she tries to forget the nightmare lived with her parent s death. However, there it coincides with the sinister doctor channard, who finds in the young woman the piece she needs to achieve success in his attempts to find the door to a hidden dimension. Flash forward to the present, where kirsty cotton ashley laurence is placed inside the channard. We see kirsty ashley laurence whos a traumatised victim from the original movie in a psychiatric hospital run by the weird dr. The old cenobites return, looking much the same, but this time theyre not all.
A statistical break down of how many kills in hellraiser ii. Hellraiser ii such a memorable horror movie the graphic grotesquery done through impressive makeup and practical vfx absolutely holds serve by. Being human is received as more than a little hard to swallow. Feb 14, 2020 this feature is not available right now. Hellraiser ii is a 1988 britishamerican dark fantasy horror film directed by tony randel and starring clare higgins, ashley laurence, kenneth cranham and doug bradley. What to watch after chilling adventures of sabrina season 3. The franchise is based on the novella the hellbound heart by english author clive barker, who would go on to write and direct the adaptation of his story, titled hellraiser.
Surrender yourself to the infernal labyrinth of hellbound. Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her. Dec 23, 2018 released a mere 14 months after the first film, hellbound. Hellraiser ii are presented here on 2 cds with liner notes written by author randall larson and music for both films newly remastered by james nelson at digital outland. Hellraiser is so tightly made and with such a great central relationship to draw from that it just peaks over hellbound. The films, as well as the comic book series, continually feature the cenobite pinhead. Hellraiser ii 1988 r 1223 1988 us horror 1h 37m user score. The series storyline focuses on a puzzle box that opens a gateway to the helllike realm of the cenobites, an order of formerly human monsters who harvest human souls to torture in sadomasochistic experiments. Season 10 episode 6 when susie plans a surprise party for jeff, larry suspects she has ulterior motives, and. The films continually features the cenobite pinhead.
Hellraiser 2 deleted scene put pinhead in surgical scrubs. We take a sober look back at tony randels hellbound. Channard kenneth cranham and we also see william hope from aliens 1986. Hellraiser is a 1987 british supernatural horror film written and directed by clive barker, and produced by christopher figg, based on barkers novella the hellbound heart. Hellraiser ii arrived in theaters on december 23, 1988. Hellraiser ii an ideal movie for audiences with little taste and atrophied attention spans who want to glance at the screen occasionally and ascertain that something is still happening up there. Time to play kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occultobsessive head resurrects julia and unleashes the cenobites once again. Hellraiser ii 23 december 1988 1h 37m doctor channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. Hellraiser ii such a memorable horror movie the graphic grotesquery done through impressive makeup.
For utter perversion and relentless ick, its quite neat. For 1988, hellraiser 2 is nothing short of breathtaking, and has not dated one bit. It even shows some of the final scenes of the first movie for a story recap. Hellraiser ii answers some minor mysteries from the films predecessor while rehashing some of what made that first film. Hellraiser ii continues on from the first hellraiser movie. Hellraiser is a horror franchise that consists of 10 films, a series of books, various comic books, and additional merchandise and media. Doctor channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. Author clive barkers directorial debut, based on his novella the hellbound heart, struck. May 05, 2012 kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occultobsessive head resurrects julia and unleashes the cenobites once again. Hellraiser ii is a 1988 horror film directed by tony randel the movie opens with a flashback of captain elliott spencer doug bradley playing with the lament configuration box. Doctor channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have. When hellraiser was released in 1987, it was a surprise hit in the u. So echoes the evil enticement of clive barkers continuing blood stained pathway through the realm of darkness and into the furnaces of hell.
But channard has been searching for the doorway to hell for years, and kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned. Hellraiser ii jul 26, 2015 the first hellraiser was so self contained that all its sequels seem progressively more pointless as theyve soldiered on past the. From the beginning, it was very clear that this movie was written to be the conclusion of the story, but since we are here, we all know that is not what ended. Clare frances elizabeth higgins born 10 november 1955 is an english actress. While most of the big horror franchises of the decade were getting the sequel treatment in 1988a year that saw the release of a nightmare on elm street 4. That said, my wife preferred hellbound, so maybe im just crazy. After her harrowing experiences in hellraiser, kirsty cotton ashley j. Free online german movie dvd covers library archive. I watched the original hellraiser about a week ago and was surprised at how much fun it was. The film is the second entry in the hellraiser saga and draws heavily upon and was made by much of the same cast and crew as its precursor, hellraiser.
The movie does what a sequel should do in that it moves the story forward and doesnt just feel like more of the same. Continuing immediately from where hellraiser 1987 ended, we find kirsty ashley laurence. After the events of hellraiser, kirsty is placed in a psychiatric facility, the channard institute, while police investigate her father and stepmothers disappearance and. Two decades later, it remains the most brutally original sequel in horror film history. A creepy, thrillingly perverse tale straddling heaven and hell, extreme pleasure and unbearable pain, hellraiser will haunt your dreams. Hellraiser ii 1988 the first episode of the new season of chilling adventures is called the hellbound heart, which is the name of the clive barker novel that the original. Laurence is a patient in a mental hospital under the care of psychiatrist dr. Hellbound isnt pretty, but it provides a feast of repulsion, inflating the cenobite reign to epic standards. A total of ten films have been made in the franchise, but only the first two have been embraced by fans and critics alike. Based on the book the hellbound heart from clive barker. With doug bradley, ashley laurence, clare higgins, kenneth cranham. Hellraiser ii is a 1988 britishamerican horror film directed by tony. Dec 12, 2018 on one hand, the thing that makes hellbound. Hellraiser ii 1988, small faces 1996 and the golden compass 2007 a sixtime olivier award nominee for her work in the theatre, higgins received her first nomination in 1984 for her role as stella kowalski in a streetcar named desire.
Released only one year after hellraiser, hellbound reeks of hurried cashin and it wasnt just an illprepared sequel to a successful predecessor. In 1988, it emerged as the shocking followup to the film that redefined the face of horror. The close proximity to christmas didnt phase audience goers, either, and the. Hellraiser ii stars clare higgins, ashley laurence, kenneth cranham, imogen boorman the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 33 min, and received a score of out of 100. The movie opens with captain elliott spencer doug bradley playing with the lament configuration box, only to have it send him to hell and transform him to the cenobite pinhead.
Hellraiser ii, though, aims to go all the way and give us a guided tour of hell, which turns out to be as much funhouse as inferno. Kirsty awakes in hospital, distressed and confused, only to be berated by a tactless cop. German vhs release by highlight was cut by more than 10 minutes to. The series has at its heart a puzzle box known as the lament configuration, which when properly solved summons the cenobites, a cadre of sadomasochistic humanoid abominations including the iconic pinhead, played by doug bradley. Hellraiser is a film series based on clive barkers novella the hellbound heart. Hellraiser ii 1988 starring kenneth cranham and clare higgins on dvd and bluray. Clare higgins, ashley laurence and kenneth cranham costar in this hit sequel from executive producer clive barker that experiences the flesh like no other. The resurrected julia begins as a sticky, skinless creature much like frank in the first film. I stayed away from the hellraiser franchise for the duration of my life, but i never really knew why.1063 464 1182 1418 1229 461 298 1193 1012 403 234 29 1296 857 101 1421 1464 930 718 1433 840 114 655 618 244 595 306 1275 970 318 1312