Review: ‘Hellbound – Hellraiser II’

Hellraiser II is a maggotty carnival of mayhem, mutation and dismemberment, awash in blood and recommended only for those who thrive on such junk.

Hellraiser II is a maggotty carnival of mayhem, mutation and dismemberment, awash in blood and recommended only for those who thrive on such junk.

Helmer Tony Randel returns to the off-the-wall tale of a psychotic psychiatrist’s long struggle to get the better of something called the Lament Configuration, a kind of demonic, silver-filigreed Rubik’s Cube whose solution opens the transdimensional doors into a parallel world of sinful pleasure and unspeakably hellish pain.

This fiendish shrink takes a special interest in a new patient, Kristy, whose family was massacred in appropriately gruesome fashion by box-sprung flesh-eating ghouls called Cenobites.

As Kristy and the shrink head toward the big showdown in Hades, the movie unfolds with a tableau of can-you-top-this gross-outs.

Hellbound - Hellraiser II

UK - US

Production

Film Futures. Dir Tony Randel; Producer Christopher Figg; Screenplay Peter Atkins; Camera Robin Vidgeon; Music Christopher Young Art Dir Mike Buchanan

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1988. Running time: 96 MIN.

With

Clare Higgins Ashley Laurence Kenneth Cranham Imogen Boorman Sean Chapman Doug Bradley

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