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Hellraiser (Clive Barker's Hellraiser) (1987)

Hellraiser
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(768 ratings)
7.1 IMDB rating

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Ashley Laurence

Ashley Laurence

Kirsty Cotton
Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Frank the Monster
Anthony Allen

Anthony Allen

1st Victim
Leon Davis

Leon Davis

2nd Victim


Written by
Clive Barker

Clive Barker

novel The Hellbound Heart


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The Devil Wore Black Leather

1 year ago at Jan 3 16:02
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There are certain people whose names are synonymous with horror; along with Stephen King, H. P. Lovecraft, John Carpenter and George Romero invariably Clive Barker's name will be found as well. That's not at all bad company to keep. Barker, a prolific writer of horror and dark fantasy, made his directorial debut with Hellraiser and, to this day, it's still my favorite work.

The fil... read more

A classic

2 years ago at Jan 19 22:16
2 votes
When I was a kid, the poster for this movie used to terrify me. Eventually, I finally saw it, twenty years later. Even though it is considered a massive horror classic, I wasn't sure what to expect, especially since I discovered last week that Roger Ebert really hated this flick. Well, for this time, I have to say I didn't agree with good old Roger. Indeed, I thought it was pretty good and Clive B... read more

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7 years, 2 months ago at Dec 1 12:38
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what a beautiful mindfuck of a movie
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.
Release date: 18 September 1987
UPC: 013131033090
Horror (35), 1987 (15), Demons (14), 1980s (14), Fantasy (10), Gore (8), Hell (8), Thriller (7), Slasher (7), Pinhead (5), Clive Barker (5), Infidelity (4), Series (4), Cenobites (4), Based On Novel (4), Adultery (4), Blood (3), (3), Adaptation (3), Murder (2)
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Day Seventeen // 31 Day Horror Challenge

Well 17 days in, and I still haven't found one I have enjoyed to the bone but oh well, this certainly was something good, but it was not great. What a great challenge so far aye? But anyway what the hell, at least it was better than some of the others I have watched so far, I appreciate who gave me this suggestion.

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The Devil Wore Black Leather

“There are certain people whose names are synonymous with horror; along with Stephen King, H. P. Lovecraft, John Carpenter and George Romero invariably Clive Barker's name will be found as well. That's not at all bad company to keep. Barker, a prolific writer of horror and dark fantasy, made his directorial debut with Hellraiser and, to this day, it's still my favorite work.

The film was released in '87 to mixed reviews. The UK press fairly championed the film (Barker is a native son, after all) and Stephen King remarked "I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker." Lauded film critic Roger Ebert was much less enthusiastic though saying "This is a movie without wit, style or reason, and the true horror is that actors were made to portray, and technicians to rea” read more

johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years ago

A classic

“When I was a kid, the poster for this movie used to terrify me. Eventually, I finally saw it, twenty years later. Even though it is considered a massive horror classic, I wasn't sure what to expect, especially since I discovered last week that Roger Ebert really hated this flick. Well, for this time, I have to say I didn't agree with good old Roger. Indeed, I thought it was pretty good and Clive Barker managed to create a really unsettling but fascinating world. Indeed, thanks to some pretty impressive special effects, those cenobites looked pretty badass and this concept of extreme pleasure and pain was really interesting, even though it didn't seem that the characters experienced much pleasure or maybe it was some kind of masochist notion, the more pain you get inflected, the more pleasu” read more

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" The first movie. The one that every following movie will be compared against. What we have here is a few good scenes in a pretty boring movie. Why am I watching all these again?"


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"The film was originally supposed to be called "The Hellbound Heart," after the novella it was based upon. The studio decided that the title sounded too much like a romance and asked Barker to change the title. Barker offered "Sadomasochists from Beyond the Grave," which was rejected for the overtly sexual content. Barker ultimately opened the floor to the production team to offer up their own suggestions, prompting a sixty-year-old female crewmember to offer up "What a Woman Will do for a Good F"


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"October 15 Awesome movie. The first half was good, but the second half was cinematic brilliance. I think that the special effects are ahead of its time. I may or may not see the sequels, but if I do I'm most likely to stop after Hellraiser: Bloodline."


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"Rewatched Oct 7th Another I dug out of my own collection This is the second film we decided to watch. I love this one! It has it's gruesome moments and the cenobites always creep me out! "


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"Oct. 2nd (rewatch) A horrifically unique outburst of morbid and nightmarish creativity bestowed upon us by Clive Barker and his crew. With its exceptionally dark themes and imagery, by all rights Hellraiser should never have become the wide-reaching household horror film/franchise that it became. How did this ever happen? Well, because it's really just that good. And insanely original. "


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