Worst Hellraiser Sequel

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What's the worst Hellraiser sequel?

Poll closed Nov 24, 2012.
  1. Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  3. Hellraiser: Bloodline

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  4. Hellraiser: Inferno

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Hellraiser: Hellseeker

    5 vote(s)
    7.6%
  6. Hellraiser: Deader

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. Hellraiser: Hellworld

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  8. Hellraiser: Revelations

    18 vote(s)
    27.3%
  9. I gave up on the series after the first few flicks.

    21 vote(s)
    31.8%
  10. Hellraiser? That some kind of hair removal product?

    4 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    As Chunkblower and I sludge through the depressing lot that encompasses the Hellraiser film canon, the question is not really about which film is best, but really which one is worst? Whether he's in space or cyberpsace, Pinhead's been in some stinkers. Which one is your least favorite?
     
  2. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    I gave up after the third I believe, so I can't really judge fairly. This is one franchise like Leprechaun where the sequels hold no interest for me, even though I like the first entry.
     
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  3. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    what, no poll options? (edit: ahh, there they are.)

    anyway, i stopped watching after Inferno. and it was, by far, the worst up to that point. you two are braver men than I for venturing further. ugh.
     
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  4. Mikey Horror

    Mikey Horror Active Member

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    I still haven't seen Revelations and really don't think I'll have the stomach to do so. Out of all the others, I'd have to go with Hellworld. That entry was just God awful. Other than those two, I actually enjoyed the rest of the series. I still don't get all the hate for Inferno. Other than the Cenobites being shoe horned into a movie than was never intended to be a Hellraiser sequel, I thought it was damn good and it's one of my favorite sequels. If I had to rate them from best to worst in my opinion, I'd say it would be:

    1. Hellraiser
    2. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
    3. Hellraiser: Inferno
    4. Hellraiser: Bloodline
    5. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
    6. Hellraiser: Deader
    7. Hellraiser: Hellseeker
    8. Hellraiser: Hellworld

    * Haven't seen Revelations and really have no desire to ever check it out.
     
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  5. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    This is a series that has a rap for being god awful, but I think most of the entries are just mediocre. They've definitely been getting worse as they go on. When it came out I thought Hellworld was the worst, but as I watched Revelations it quickly fell to the bottom of the list.
     
  6. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    I voted for Hellworld. Revelations ended up better than it should have been IMO. I used to dislike 3 the most until Hellworld came along. The other DTV sequels, I don't mind too much but nothing matches the first two films.
     
  7. DVD-fanatic-9

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

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    Damn Revelations... I haven't seen it. Can we pretend it doesn't exist?

    Anyway: DEADER! A million times over: DEADER!! God fucking DAMN that pile of shit, I want my money back (and I watched it on Netflix).

    My Ranking:
    Hellraiser
    Hell on Earth
    Bloodline
    Hellbound
    Hellseeker
    Inferno
    Hellworld
    Deader
     
  8. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    I've seen all but the new Revelations, and likely won't see it. After the fifth film and when Rick Bota takes the reigns this series takes a straight nosedive into shit. Hellworld being the worst of what I've seen, but can't see Revelations being any better than parts 6,7 or 8...

    Hellraiser - 4/5
    Hellbound: Hellraiser II - 3.5/5
    Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth - 3.5/5
    Hellraiser: Bloodline - 2.5/5
    Hellraiser: Inferno - 3.5/5 (I dunno what it is about this noir Hellraiser mash-up, but I enjoy the hell out of this film, which may be my second favourite of the series)
    Hellraiser: Hellseeker - 1.5/5
    Hellraiser: Deader - 1.5/5
    Hellraiser: Hellworld - 0.5/5
     
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  9. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    YES! Another Inferno lover!
     
  10. Body Boy

    Body Boy Well-Known Member

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    I have only seen the first six, but Hellseeker was easily my least favorite.

    Inferno was a surprise. While it doesn't have a style like any of the first three that I like, it's arguably the most intelligent of the Hellraisers that I've seen. Beautiful, evil, and completely breaks you when you finish if you understand the context. I feel Hellseeker was trying to go this route, but failed at grasping the point of it.
     
  11. deepred

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    I also enjoyed Inferno. It had great atmosphere I thought.

    I think Hellseeker was the worst. I think if they were going to bring back the original heroine of the first two films, they could have done A LOT better than this. :rolleyes:
     
  12. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    Hellbound: Hellraiser II
    Hellraiser
    Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
    Hellraiser: Bloodline
    Hellraiser: Revelations
    Hellraiser: Inferno
    Hellraiser: Deader
    Hellraiser: Hellworld
    Hellraiser: Hellseeker
     
  13. KGBRadioMoskow

    KGBRadioMoskow Well-Known Member

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    Inferno is almost the Halloween III of the franchise - so much attention is paid to knocking the hard left turn off of the franchise main road that its merits are ignored. Its not a great film by any means, but I've always been a sucker for a decently executed "man forced to reflect on his own damnation" story.

    Compared to some of the mindless carnage of some of the other entries, including IMO the third film, this film is a worthwhile watch. It may not really be a true Hellraiser film - honestly, why the hell would Cenobites care about something as banal as punishing people for their sins, let alone impart some morality lesson? But if I was going to trim my Hellraiser collection down 3, this one would probably make the third rung cut.
     
  14. JGrendel

    JGrendel New Member

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    I picked Revelations cause you know it's a bad sign when your main actor and star of the series refuses to come back.
     
  15. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    I gave up after the first three. Totally dug Parts 1 and 2 and then in number 3 when that Cenobite started shooting CD's at people I was done.
     
  16. Shlockjock81

    Shlockjock81 New Member

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    I like to pretend the series ended with part 2. Part 2 may have been a somewhat unnecessary continuation of the story, but it wrapped everything up nicely.

    I remember trying to watch the rest in the series and ended up hating the SHIT out of them.
     
  17. startide

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    Um, I thought Hellraiser was terrible, why the hell would I seek out any of its sequels? OK, maybe not terrible, but I certainly didn't want to watch it again. (Other than Pinhead, the slimy bloody bodies and Clare Higgins I don't even remember anything about it!)
     
  18. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    It's great to see some love for Hellraiser: Inferno on here. That film is one of the most underrated films out there. Anyway, since we're stack-ranking them, here we go:

    1.) Hellraiser
    2.) Hellbound: Hellraiser II
    3.) Hellraiser: Inferno
    4.) Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
    5.) Hellraiser: Bloodline
    6.) Hellraiser: Hellseaker
    7.) Hellraiser: Hellworld
    8.) Hellraiser: Deader
    9.) Hellraiser: Revelations
     
  19. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Revelations is the absolute worst sequel, by far. What were they even thinking by making this turd??
     
  20. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    The first is a horror masterpiece, the second isn't far behind, and Inferno is the only good one after those. That's six crappy entries to choose from, but the worst has to be Revelations...it makes the the other 5 look like masterpieces by comparison.
     

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