Monday, September 09, 2013


The Elder Son has been encouraging me to watch this film for years, and I'm finally getting around to it. Hellraiser is a 1987 Clive Barker horror film. I'm glad to have seen it and wouldn't mind watching it again. It's not hard to watch, and it's interesting -especially visually. And to think a series was born of this.


1000 Misspent Hours likes it. Empire Online concludes, "With Hellraiser, Clive Barker created one of the most genuinely disturbing movies of the last 20 years." Slant Magazine says, "In its original incarnation, Barker's adaptation of his own novella The Hellbound Heart touched upon something genuinely unsettling: not just the pleasure of pain, but also the pain of sex." Roger Ebert gives it a measly 1/2 star, calling it " as dreary a piece of goods as has masqueraded as horror in many a long, cold night." The Rotten Tomatoes critics score is 63%.

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