Favorite Hellraiser?

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Which is your favorite Hellraiser film?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2009.
  1. Hellraiser

    60 vote(s)
    63.8%
  2. Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    24 vote(s)
    25.5%
  3. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Hellraiser: Bloodline

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. Hellraiser: Inferno

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. Hellraiser: Hellseeker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Hellraiser: Deader

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  8. Hellraiser: Hellworld

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    With the 20th anniversary of HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II upon us (and a subsequent special edition DVD release from Anchor Bay), let's look back at this classic Clive Barker creation. The series has been run into the ground courtesy of Disney, but there's bound to be some diamonds in the rough, right? Which is your favorite Hellraiser entry?
     
  2. Cujo108

    Cujo108 Guest

    Hellbound. It expands the backstory to fascinating effect, and I'm a big fan of the Dr. Channard character. I really enjoy them all up through Hellseeker, Bloodline to a lesser extent. Despite that, I just can't work up the desire to see the last two.
     
  3. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    I loved the 1st two films, the 3rd film had some cool scenes in it but also wasn't as good as the 1st two. The series went straight to the toilet after that, getting worst and worst.
     
  4. addicted2dvd

    addicted2dvd New Member

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    I enjoyed the first 3 films.. but none of them beat the first one.
     
  5. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Hellbound is my favorite.

    Here's the order I'd rate them in from best to worst:
    Hellbound: Hellraiser II
    Hellraiser
    Hellraiser: Inferno
    Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
    Hellraiser: Bloodline

    And the last 3 films just plain suck, so they are all equal at the very bottom.
     
  6. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Hellbound for me. I really like the first one, but the whackiness of the other side in Hellbound is pretty cool. All the bloody chicks gettin' all sensual under the sheets in the beds :eek:
     
  7. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    Fuck it, I'm going Hell on Earth. It's got the most Pinhead in it and that cigarette smoking cenobite was a hotty.
     
  8. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    They were all watchable up until whichever one had somebody dressed up in a Cenobite outfit to scare a girl and the girl just brushes it off as "Cenobites aren't real, you know". (Hellworld I think? Maybe it was Deader) I chucked the disc into the trash at that point because when Hellraiser becomes self-referential, the series has officially jumped the shark.

    I chose Hellbound as the best.

    edit: Must be Hellworld I was talking about. I just remembered the CDR a friend burned for me of Deader wouldn't play so I've never actually seen that one.
     
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  9. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I love the 1st two (not a very original opinion, I know) but went with HELLBOUND as well. There's just something about that one that is even more dark and hopeless than the first one. However, I found entertainment value in all of the latter entires that I saw (haven't seen HELLWORLD yet but Maybrick may have just challenged me).

    Then again, I also found enjoyment in those awful CHILDREN OF THE CORN sequels (minus REVELATIONS which was too bad even for me) so what do I know??? :p
     
  10. zompirejoe

    zompirejoe Active Member

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    Hellraiser was the best for me. I think Hellbound is a great sequel, and pretty close to the original. It's just that when Hellraiser came out, there was nothing like it out there at all.Very cool movie. Clive barker is a very good director, and it's a shame he hasn't directed since Lord of Illusions.Tony Randel did a great job with Hellbound as well (I also love his film Ticks). The first four were good, but after that I think they are all shit.
     
  11. onebyone

    onebyone Guest

    The first is my favorite, the second close behind, for many reasons, one being that I just love the character of Julia Cotton.
     
  12. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Hellbound for me, then Hellraiser. I watched all the sequels a few months ago and the only ones I remember are Bloodline, which was fairly OK, and Hellworld, which seemed like a routine slasher film with some Hellraiser stuff in it. I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It's not as bad as the stuff in between, at least.
     
  13. j tea

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    ive only seen the first three and i would rate them in the order they were released. however! i think i might almost rate the first two together, i see them as a suite. having read rhett's review i wouldnt disagree with his thoughts on the shortcomings of part two, but when considered as a second act to part one and watched all the way through, i think the descent into the de chirico surrealism of the second part is more of a continuous thread from the bizarre and disjointed finale of the first outing.
     
  14. Fistfuck

    Fistfuck Slowest to 2000 posts

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    The second film is better conceptually, but the first film is so masterfully and elegantly put together that it gets my vote.
     
  15. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    The original. When it came out it just felt so fresh.
     
  16. walkingdude

    walkingdude Megatron

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    Part 3 is the only one I really like.
     
  17. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    The original gets the nod from me, although Hellbound is a close second.

    Hell on Earth is a piece of shit as far as I'm concerned...and fuck the haters, Bloodlines and Inferno are good. Everything after though... :nervous:
     
  18. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I also have a fondness for Hell on Earth. It's not great. But it's stylish, fast paced, loud, and generally very fun. At least it's better than Wishmaster. Now there's a piece of shit!
     
  19. Harry Warden

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    The first Hellraiser is the best!
     
  20. BrokeNads

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    I like part 2. Also I want to tell a question about Hellraiser 3. Is come to dvd in good edition because I have in fullscreen and is look like garbage greese and is say Hellraiser 3 special edition and is full screen and is nothing extras so is strange to say is special edition. Is not the best movie but I buy if I find widescreen for good price.
     

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