Hellbound: Hellraiser II

December 23rd, 1988


Hellbound: Hellraiser II

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Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 6.2/10 (14,899 voted)

Director: Tony Randel

Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Imogen Boorman

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.

Writers: Clive Barker, Peter Atkins

Ashley Laurence - Kirsty Cotton
Imogen Boorman - Tiffany
Kenneth Cranham - Dr. Philip Channard / Channard Cenobite
William Hope - Kyle MacRae
Doug Bradley - Pinhead / Captain Elliot Spencer
Clare Higgins - Julia Cotton
Deborah Joel - Skinless Julia
Angus MacInnes - Homicide Detective Ronson (as Angus McInnes)
Oliver Smith - Mr. Browning / Skinless Frank
Sean Chapman - Uncle Frank Cotton (also archive footage)
Barbie Wilde - Female Cenobite
Simon Bamford - Butterball Cenobite (also archive footage)
Nicholas Vince - Chatterer Cenobite / Chatter II Cenobite
Bradley Lavelle - Officer Kucich
James Tillitt - Officer Cortez

Taglines: It will tear your soul apart... again.

Release Date: 23 December 1988

Filming Locations: Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Opening Weekend: $3,185,511 (USA) (26 December 1988)

Gross: $12,090,735 (USA) (1988)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (uncut version)  | Germany: (TV version) (heavily cut)  | West Germany: (theatrical version)

Did You Know?

Dr. Channard's name in the script was Dr. Malahide. "Channard" is derived from Christiaan Bernard, who performed the world's first successful heart transplant.

Crew or equipment visible: When Julia is resurrected, a camera can be seen moving behind the desk by the curtains as the injured man crawls toward it.

Julia Cotton: Oh,you poor boy.You look awful.Come here.Come to mother.What's your name?
Kyle MacRae: Kyle...
Julia Cotton: I'm Julia.

User Review

All time fav. Beautiful, visceral, multi-layered and vaguely erotic.

Rating: 10/10

Clive Barker is still the king. He brings us to a world where monsters have politics, the 5 senses rule, and we sometimes question whether our pre-notions of pain are as accurate as we think. The Hellraiser series is a lush, nightmarish, subliminal journey into human desire, masochism, mythos and madness. Pinhead is not so much the generic, evil antagtonist as he is a source of comfort and logic sometimes. Clive Barker has often toyed with our preconceptions that all "monsters" must be blindly destructive brutes, as opposed to the endearingly rational and decidedly intelligent Cenobites. Perhaps the fact that I have Cenobites tattooed makes me biased;) But it's still a unique piece with gorgeous imagery (to some.) Angels to some, demons to others... If you haven't seen Hellraiser 1 and 2 (the rest are not so great IMHO)...you must!


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