The Film Den: Hellraiser Part 1

Have a very Hellish Christmas!

Actually, it has nothing to do with Christmas, but Dena covers this Clive Barker classic.

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Dena takes a positive and detailed look at retro games, horror games, horror movies, and whatever else she feels like. Also Silent Hill. And cats.

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32 Comments on "The Film Den: Hellraiser Part 1"

RockmanX3
Guest

But Dena, did you know that Hellraiser is the greatest Christmas movie ever made? Pinhead and the Cenobites are Santa and his elves!

LikaLaruku
Guest

Don’tchu wanna ride on Santa’s slay?

moonbeam
Guest

I watched this years ago and it was pretty awesome. Him coming out of the floor and healing was amazing. And I see your copy of “Nights” in the background. I love that game, too!

Lotus Prince
Guest

You make a good point about Pinhead not particularly enjoying this – it’s just a job to do. This is why Hellraiser 3 bothered me. He was mugging it up.

Darth Nilronne
Guest

I’ve seen all of the Hellraiser movies, all 8 and god do they get bad but the first few are actually quite good.

Surewhynot
Guest

Darth Nilronne, actually there’s 9, but I could understand if you skipped Revelations. 🙂

That said, yeah they definitely go downhill later on.

Darth Nilronne
Guest

I don’t think revelations was on Netflix unless it’s that crappy one with the toymaker who made the box.

ManicWolf
Guest
Hellraiser’s a great movie, it’s been one of my favourite horror movies since I was a teen, and Pinhead has always been my joint-favourite horror movie villain (along with Freddy Krueger, like you). Hellraiser 2 is even better than the first, imo. The third one is fairly enjoyable too, but they really should have stopped there! The fourth is terrible, the fifth is actually better (still not as good as 1 – 3 but A LOT better then the 4th), but then it’s all downhill again for the final three. The first three are pretty much all anyone needs to… Read more »
tmib
Guest

I really like the Hellraiser movies. Especially the 2nd one. 🙂

LikaLaruku
Guest

You might change your mind around the 5th movie, when he shows up less & less & the sequels get worse & worse. They are planning on rebooting the franchise though.

LikaLaruku
Guest

I always thought the “female” Cenobite was a a dude. I also thought Dreamer was Deepthroat with a pointless sex change.

Looking forward to the rest of the reviews.

Whenever I see the monsters from Silent Hill, they often remind me of Cenobites.

tyty2790
Guest

Why cant Frank just use animal blood?

Palar
Guest

Maybe he tried, with those dead rats on the wall, and it didn’t work?

Grinch
Guest

Why can’t he go to hospital for blood transfusion?

Batfan89
Guest

Nice First part, Kristy’s dream is a premonition that something terribule is going to happen to her dad, also will u eventually be covering Nightmare on Elm Street 3 ?

stcerberusengel
Guest
I’ve been waiting for this! In a lot of ways, I think Hellraiser is severely underrated, but I just love it. I love movies that take the concept of horror and do something unexpected with it. In this case, I think it’s Clive Barker’s focus on the human relationships rather than the monstrous forms of the Cenobites that makes me appreciate this first film (as well as the novella) so much. There’s a particular phrase that I think encapsulates his ideas here and it’s “the banality of evil.” People love to focus on the Cenobites, but they aren’t the real… Read more »
ShadowHand
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Now I’m sure your going to address this later but back in 2010 a Hellraiser Comic which I think is still ongoing and clive Barker actually made the stories for there definitely seemed to be a shift in Pinhead’s character mainly that he became tired of the job now in the comic it was explained that this was due to Kristine reminding them of their humanity so yeah in the comic hell raiser 2 did happen except non of the original cenobites died. Wonder if you read this series and what your opinions are on it. Funny thing is even… Read more »
ShadowHand
Guest

Also not sure if it was you who brought this up or someone else but when making freddy vs. Jason the Makers wanted the ending to be Jason and Freddy killing each other and continuing their fight in hell when suddenly chains appear to keep the two apart and Pinhead slowly walks in and says something like gentleman please lets not fight.

Ahiru
Guest

Oh yeah! New Film Den episode! I missed those so much, the Game Den as well! Gotta watch it 10 times while waiting for part 2 😀

EarthboundXE
Guest

I shouldn’t have been eating while watching this…

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

you bring up some very good points in your review.Also I am thankful for you stopping before giving out major spoilers.Let’s just hope part 2 is as intense as I think it sounds.Also EarthboundXE I was eating while ironically watching this and i really didn’t have a problem.but then again i started eating about 7 minutes into the video so you be the judge on that one.

That Guy With Cthulu
Guest

Only the first movie was written by Clive Barker, everything after that is esentially “non canon” and it shows in the drop of quality.

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