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Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) – Episode 160 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“… trick us again child, and your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!” Talk about an extreme trick or treat! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Bill Mulligan, Chad Hunt, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr –  as they check out Clive Barker’s versions of hell in Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988). Decades of Horror 1980sEpisode […]

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“Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth” (1992): Poorly-made Sequel That Tarnishes the Series’ Reputation

Some classic films really just should be left alone, as cheaply made sequels simply detract from their predecessors’ legacies. Such is the case with the 1987 classic Hellraiser. The first sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), is a big empty bore that strips the characters of their mystery. The second sequel, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth […]

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“Hellbound: Hellraiser II” (1988): Big, Empty Sequel, Stripping Away Horror in Favor of Lore

Bigger is not always better; sometimes “bigger” simply indicates that there is more empty space. Such is the case with Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), the follow-up to the horror classic Hellraiser (1987). Whereas the first film only shows small glimpses of the outer reaches of the Cenobites’ hellish domain, the sequel takes the audience into […]

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“Hellraiser” (1987): A Modern Horror Classic That Still Has the Power to Disturb and Terrify

Not all films that one remembers fondly hold up upon rewatching. Then again, some do. Celebrated horror author Clive Barker’s feature directorial debut, Hellraiser (1987), is just as inventive and frightening as is has always been. Based on Barker’s own novella The Hellbound Heart (1986), it tells of a  seeker after extreme pleasures who inadvertently […]