Hellraiser

Hellraiser is a well-paced sci-fi cum horror fantasy [from Clive Barker's own novel The Hellbound Heart].

With:
Andrew Robinson Clare Higgins Ashley Laurence Sean Chapman Oliver Smith Robert Hines

Hellraiser is a well-paced sci-fi cum horror fantasy [from Clive Barker’s own novel The Hellbound Heart].

Film concerns a dissipated adventurer who somewhere in the Orient buys a sort of magic music box which is capable of providing its owner hitherto undreamt of pains and pleasures, and which ultimately causes him to be torn to shreds in a temple which transforms itself into a torture chamber.

Back home, his brother has just moved into a rickety old house with his new wife or girlfriend; digs had formerly been the dwelling of the ill-fated adventurer. Latter returns, by rising through the floorboards, partly decomposed, seeking human flesh and blood which, when devoured, will enable him to regain his human form. Pic is well made, well acted, and the visual effects are generally handled with skill.

Hellraiser

UK

Production: Film Futures. Dir Clive Barker; Producer Christopher Figg; Screenplay Clive Barker; Camera David Worley; Music Christopher Young Art Dir Jocelyn James

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1987. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Andrew Robinson Clare Higgins Ashley Laurence Sean Chapman Oliver Smith Robert Hines

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