18 June 2024
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
96 min.
Directed by Anthony Hickox.
With Terry Farrell, Doug Bradley, Paula Marshall, Kevin Bernhardt, Ken Carpenter, Ashley Laurence.
Dreadful second sequel in the Hellraiser series.

Typifies one of the of what's wrong with modern horror, everything MUST be funny to keep the audiences' attention...strike that, everything TRIES to be funny to keep the audiences' attention.

See!...Kids in a nightclub getting killed with CDs! See!...A demon with a video camera in his head! See!...A character smoke cigarettes from an open wound! Laugh!...at Pinhead's humor! (Cue the old three ring circus theme now).

Is this supposed to be a comedy or a horror film? Oh, it's supposed to be a 'horror-comedy.'

This third entry in the Hell series has a lot in common with the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels...and not in a good way.

Followed by Hellraiser: Bloodline in 1996.

After that, there would be four more sequels - direct to video - including Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), and Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005).

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