Hellraiser 2: Hellbound (1988)
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Kenneth Cranham
Clare Higgins
Ashley Laurence
Movie Details
Director Tony Randel
Producer Christopher Figg
Writer Chet Atkins; Clive Barker
Studio Anchor Bay
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 1 hr 39 mins
Color Color
Definitely not one for the weak of stomach, Hellbound takes up where the first Hellraiser left off, piling on the gore to near camp levels. Luckily, the 1988 sequel retains enough of British horror-meister Clive Barker's macabre wit--like the original, it's based on a Barker story--to save it from the schlock-heap. Hospitalized following her last misadventure, Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) implores authorities to destroy a bloody bed at the carnage scene, but the enigmatic Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham) brings an addled patient there and unleashes a dread Cenobite instead. As if that's not bad enough, Kirsty's getting distress calls from her father, who begs her to rescue him from hell. When she journey through hell's dark labyrinths with a mute puzzle solver, however, Kirsty only finds the evil Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and other bizarro creatures, plus her nasty former stepmother and lascivious Uncle Frank. Much maniacal laughter and skin shedding later, the newfound compadres unlock the puzzle box again to safety. Hellbound isn't genius, but it does have flair, which goes a long way toward offsetting Laurence's leaden acting and occasionally over the top gore. --Diane Garrett
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Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 013131123395
Chapters 30
Release Date 7/24/01
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1