Tag: Clive Barker

Sweet Suffering Pt 10 (Hellraiser: Judgement, 2018)

While the studio had entertained the notion of a full reboot, they settled on a sequel instead, to be run by make up effects designer, writer and director Gary J. Tunnicliff. Three detectives (two of whom are brothers) are tracking a gruesome serial killer….

Sweet Suffering Pt 9 (Hellraiser: Revelations, 2011)

When Dimension realized they were about to lose the rights to Hellraiser, well that called for a sequel.  Revelations is, admittedly, very clearly meant to be a Hellraiser sequel. It brings back a lot of the imagery and general atmosphere of the first few…

Sweet Suffering Pt 8 (Hellraiser: Hellworld, 2006)

Henry Cavill was in a Hellraiser movie, y’all. Hellworld is the third film in the franchise from Director Rob Bota. A group of friends are invited to a party centered around a popular online game called Hellworld shortly after the suicide of a friend. …

Sweet Suffering Pt 7 (Hellraiser: Deader, 2005)

Amy is a hardened reporter who is provided with a shocking video tape of a cult in Romania in which young teens are committing suicide and then being brought back to life by their mysterious leader. She heads off to Bucharest to find the…

Sweet Suffering Pt 6 (Hellraiser: Hellseeker, 2002)

Did you know that “Cenobite” means the member of a religious order? I did, because when I was looking up cast and crew on the IMDB, every Hellraiser film has this trivia fact. Anyways, much like Inferno, Hellseeker was an unrelated script that got…

Sweet Suffering Pt 5 (Hellraiser: Inferno, 2000)

Helmed by director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister and Marvel’s Doctor Strange), in some ways, the Hellraiser: Inferno is both a departure and return to the ideas of the first film. Homicide Detective Joseph Thorne is investigating a serial killer, but…

Sweet Suffering Pt 4 (Hellraiser: Bloodlines, 1996)

So, Bloodlines was one of those cases of “This is the last one”. I mean, they did not actually make the mistake “the Final Chapter”…but this film seems to have been intended as a last hurrah for Pinhead and his band of merry cenobites….

Sweet Suffering Pt 3 (Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth, 1992)

The second film appeared to close the door on Julia, Kirsty and all the Cenobites. But New Line wanted to resurrect the semi-dormant franchise. Waxwork director Anthony Hickox takes the reigns for this film. The film makes some leaps in which young rich brat…

Sweet Suffering Pt 2 (Hellraiser: Hellbound, 1988)

Hellraiser: Hellbound picks up right after the first film and we find Kirsty under psychiatric observation. The police, of course, think she is…well, a bit crazy.  Doctor Channard is a famous psychiatrist (he runs the Channard Institute) and along with his protege Kyle, is…

Sweet Suffering Pt 1 (Hellraiser, 1987)

Clive Barker pulled off quite a feat as an author…his first directing gig was also a movie adapting his own short story. It opens with Frank Coffin, who is in search of the ultimate pleasures. He is given a strange box (known as the…