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Hellraiser III – Hell on Earth

Hellraiser III is a highly commercial horror entry. Well-produced effort is an effective combination of imaginative special effects with the strangeness of author Clive Barker's original conception, on which the characters are based. Screen story is by Peter Atkins and Tony Randel.

Hellraiser III is a highly commercial horror entry. Well-produced effort is an effective combination of imaginative special effects with the strangeness of author Clive Barker’s original conception, on which the characters are based. Screen story is by Peter Atkins and Tony Randel.

The previous two Hellraisers were filmed in London; the latest was shot in North Carolina. All three films are set in New York.

Terry Farrell toplines as an attractive TV newswoman summoned by the ghost of British World War I Capt. Elliott Spencer, who’s contacted her via her recurring nightmares about her dad who was killed in Vietnam combat before she was born.

Spencer’s experiments with the supernatural had unleased evil on the world in the race of the Cenobites, led by Pinhead, whose adventures were limned in the prior pics. Pinhead is back, with a strange little box that’s key to sending him back to Hell.

Farrell is a strong heroine binding the film together, and British thesp Doug Bradley is a commanding presence as Pinhead, while also doubling as the good guy captain.

Hellraiser III – Hell on Earth

  • Production: Fifth Avenue. Dir Anthony Hickox; Producer Lawrence Mortorff; Screenplay Peter Atkins; Camera Gerry Lively; Editor Christopher Cibelli, James D.R. Hickox; Music Randy Miller, Christopher Young Art Dir Steve Hardie
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1992. Running time: 92 MIN.
  • With: Terry Farrell Doug Bradley Paula Marshall Kevin Bernhardt Ashley Laurence Ken Carpenter
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