A To Z – Hellraiser

Last October after watching all the movies on TV before Halloween, I got the idea to do an A to Z on horror movies. I also have a story premise in the back of my head involving horror movies, so this fits into my research for that. So I’m going to talk about random horror movies.
First, I am no film critic, just a person who likes horror movies. And second, some of the posts may contain spoilers. You have been warned.

Hellraiser (1987)
IMDb Summary: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who’s being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.
Cheese factor: Low
Gore factor: High
Creep factor: High
Could it happen? Nope
Hellraiser. One of my other all time favorite horror movies. Funny thing about the first time I saw it. A friend and her mom brought some of us girls to this movie. It was rated R. And I was 13. I’m not sure my parents knew which movie I went too. Or I lied. I don’t really remember. Maybe that’s why it stuck in my head all these years.
Hellraiser is about a Pandora’s box type puzzle that summons creatures from hell. Pinhead and his cohorts supposedly bring you pleasure and pain. But in all the Hellraiser movies I’ve seen, the pleasure part is almost non-existent. It’s mostly about the pain. That lasts for an eternity.
This one is creepy and gory. And you gotta love Pinhead. That’s him on the cover. You don’t want to run into him in a dark alley. Unfortunately he doesn’t appear a whole lot in H I.
Surprisingly, I really liked Hellraiser II. Horror sequels are often times not that great, but I’ve watched II just as many times as I. But other than II, don’t watch any of the other sequels. They run from kinda dumb to I can’t-believe-I-paid-$1-for-this awful show. And it’s gotta be pretty bad if you regret spending a dollar on a movie.
Do you know who the Cenobites are? Would you open the box?

Other H movies I recommend: Halloween, a classic. Sequels in Halloween bounce back and forth between good and bad, so you’re taking your chances after the first one. Do not. I repeat, do not ever watch Halloween III. It has nothing to do with Michael Myers. Why? I don’t know. Somebody effed up big time with that one. 🙂 House of 1000 Corpses: gory

9 Responses

  1. Haven’t seen Hellraiser – at least, that I can remember – but Halloween is one of those classic horror movies. I’ve seen a few of the sequels – don’t remember which ones, and you’re right, some are better than others.

  2. I don’t remember which Hellraiser it was, but I liked the one where Pinhead showed a little compassion and wasn’t so evil. Maybe it was the final Hellraiser? Anyway, I thought it was cool to see him go from twisted to not-so-twisted.

  3. I just had to stop by and let you know that you are so much braver than me. Every time I see your a-z horror post I shudder. I’m such a chicken. But for those brave souls, it’s such a great theme.

  4. I vaguely remember seeing the beginning of this, maybe in the early 90s, and being so wigged out by Pinhead I never watched the rest. This is based on a Clive Barker story, right? There’s something about British horror that chills me. ::shivers::

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