The first sequel to the Hellraiser movies is a huge mess,
with a confusing narrative which serves to introduce a whole new horde of hellish beasties. Some of the makeup effects are inventive, but there's little else to make this movie
Very much style over substance and a cash-in on the
nightmares caused to viewers of the first movie.
HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH (18)
D: Anthony Hickox
Arrow/Nostradamus (Lawrence Mortorff)
W: Peter Atkins & Tony Randel
DP: Gerry Lively
Ed: Christopher Cibelli & James D.R.
Mus: Randy Miller & Christopher Young
Terry Farrell (Joey Summerskill), Doug Bradley (Pinhead),
Paula Marshall (Terri), Kevin Bernhardt (J.P. Monroe), Ken Carpenter (Doc Fisher)
The franchise is taken Stateside for this third
installment to the Hellraiser movies, with the action taking place at a seedy S & M club to allow for the gory makeup effects to be cranked up another notch.
The narrative is no better or worse than the second film
and only a handful of the death scenes offer something in the way of originality. Each sequel pales in comparison to the first film and even more followed, all of inferior