Wednesday, October 14, 2009

31 Days of Horror 2: Hellraiser

October 14, 2009: Hellraiser

Demon to some. Angel to others. It's time for Hellraiser.
Clive Barker’s directing debut follows the tale of a couple (Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins) who move into an old house and discovers a hideous creature (Oliver Smith) -- the man's half-brother (and his wife's former lover) -- hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to three demons, the man's been brought back to life by a drop of blood on the floor. Soon, he's forcing his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to complete his body.

Hellraiser introduced pinhead to the world and he’s truly a creepy horror icon. He’s scary because he can basically do anything, and if you find yourself going up against him you’re done.

The movie was released in 1987 and so it was another great horror film that was given to us during the genre’s heyday.

The movie is gory, I warn you now, and this isn’t for everybody. Yet, if you want a truly great horror experience this is a film you should watch.

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