Hellraiser Inferno, Part 2 – Film Den

The Film Den concludes its coverage of the first straight-to-DVD Hellraiser movie. Symbolism and Cenobites all around.

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12 Comments on "Hellraiser Inferno, Part 2 – Film Den"

Sartos
Guest

Great review as always, but from here on it’s all down hill. All thanks to one man: Rick Bota. So have fun with the next 4 movies. Ok, the next one is a guilty pleasure of mine but it’s still terrible.

Chicken Puppet
Guest

I thought Hellseeker and Deader were…just okay.

Kind of unremarkable.

Then you get to Hellworld, and it’s bad, really bad.

Sartos
Guest

I never finished “Deader”. I don’t know how many times I tried, but I never managed to sit through the whole movie. It was so boring and uninteresting. “Hellworld” had at least Lance Henriksen and “Inferno” Craig Sheffer.”Hellseeker”, while not featuring anything special actingwise, had at least an interesting story. But “Deader”? It’s unremarkable as you said and that’s the problem. I could go on a rant here, but I won’t because I don’t want to spoil the movie. But hey, to each his/her own.

TheSKARD1
Guest

My interpretation of the plot is that there was an original “Engineer” case. Think back to the events of the first movie and the deal Kirsty made. However from the start of the movie the main character is already in Hell and the aspects of that case are adapted to fit his unique punishment as he relives the events that brought him there.

This could also be a recruiting effort and “Faceless” is the cenobite that Joseph will become at it’s conclusion. Though the process isn’t as simple as it was for Dr. Channard.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

Honestly, I like the idea of a “villain” that isn’t wholly good or wholly evil, but something in between, or even wholly other. From the beginning, Pinhead didn’t strike me as the kind of creature who would want to take over the world (“Of Course!”) or just spread chaos and destruction for their own sake. He always felt like a force of nature, or supernature, if you will. It’s his job to dish out pleasure and suffering, and he does take some delight in it, but that’s about it.

mawzedd
Guest

Good review. I’m glad to hear I wasn’t the only one who felt Inferno through Hellworld didn’t start out as true Hellraiser films. I still like this one and Hellseeker though.

From what I read they wanted to keep the license so they went the Hammer route by shoehorning Pinhead into a story just like Christopher Lee’s Dracula.

Chicken Puppet
Guest

Is it a good Hellraiser movie: Not really.

Is it a good horror movie: Yes, actually quite good!

It’s creepy, tense, and leaves you wondering what’s real and what’s in his head. I enjoyed this one, and this review was spot on.

Byere
Guest
One thing to note is that, while you say “knowing what’s coming and not being able to do anything about it”, things like framing his partner didn’t happen until AFTER the prostitute was murdered… So if he’s reliving all his crimes, couldn’t he at least lessen things by knowing when NOT to be an asshole? Sure, he can’t stop the first murder, but framing and killing off his partner could at least be stopped. Eventually, he would deaden to the pain and torture that keeps happening, so surely he could just do the whole Groundhog Day scenario and work to… Read more »
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