Since I was a kid, my love for the written works of Clive Barker and his worlds and imaginations of the flesh, blood, sex and macabre delighted me. One day, Barker´s book called “Hellbound heart” came in my cold dead hands and I immediately fell in love and read it two or three times in a row.
Imagine my delight and surprise when I discovered that there is also a movie called “Hellraiser” based on that book and I watched the first two movies without blinking for many times in last two decades. The series had many sequels with like first five being decent and then everything turned into shit. The only good thing was legendary Doug Bradley as the main Cenobite demon Pinhead and his oneliners and charisma saving some decency of the latter sequels. The later movies turned out more into some mindfuck horror psychodramas losing everything in boring and incoherent scripts.
Now, they decided to relive the series with the new movie that came out direct on video this year. Written and directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe this little piece of trash is a disgrace to whats left of the good memories of the original movies series. Like last one that tried to be found footage, this one is also without Doug Bradley as Pinhead, now introducing Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead and he even did a good job, but unfortunately, no one can replace Doug Bradley in this role. The story in the movie revolves around two detectives trying to catch the serial killer that is terrorizing the city. Then, some unexplained and scary stuff starts happening and they are not sure what is real anymore and what isn´t.
This one tried to be some mindfuck psychological horror mixed with some gore, but it failed miserably on both accounts. The acting is terrible, the story got me and the screenplay writer lost after some twenty minutes into the movie and the ending is poor and devoid of any excitement, desire to see more and anything else. I can only weep and put on the dvd´s of the original first two or three Hellraiser movies and maybe they will help me forget this disgrace.