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Hellraiser - Hellworld

Hellraiser - Hellworld (2005)


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Release Date: Sep 6, 2005 Wide



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Clive Barker's sinister creation Pinhead returns again in this horror outing, the eighth feature in the Hellraiser franchise. A handful of teenagers have become big fans of the latest Hellraiser video game -- so much so that they create a tribute website called "," which simulates a digital Lament Configuration in cyberspace. However, Pinhead (Doug Bradley) is not at all happy with this turn of events, and decides to take action agaist the young people, luring them to a "party"



Sep 6, 2005


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December 24, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The weakest kind of equivocal garbage.

October 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Comment (1)
Film Freak Central

There's a lot less story to Hellworld, although it does deliver in the sordid elements you'd want from a horror film - sex, violence and nudity.

September 22, 2005 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

The main characters wander into every room they don't belong in, and following the Hollywood guidebook for the terminally clichéd, they always wander alone.

September 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Comment (1)
Movie Metropolis

Director Rick Bota and screenwriter Carl V. Dupré brought their A game with inventive little twists and shocks all throughout the gory proceedings.

September 3, 2005 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Audience Reviews for Hellraiser - Hellworld

This instalment in the Hellraiser series is a very poor attempt to deliver effective horror. The film contains all the ingredients of your typical horror film. Hellworld is a pathetic attempt at keeping the series going, and unfortunately this isn't the last sequel in the series. Hellworld though a bad film, had a pretty interesting idea, unfortunately the filmmakers can't seem to make it work to effectively build the scares that you'd expect from a Hellraiser film. The concept is interesting, but the execution is poor. Director Rick Bota can't seem to deliver anything that would be of interest. Hellworld is a horrible film, though the concept is interesting, it doesn't go nowhere. Hellworld just goes to show that it doesn't matter whether the script is horrible, the filmmaker won't try to make a good film. The film is poorly made, and it just goes to show that the filmmakers simply didn't care if this film would be good or bad; as long as they made money with this crap sequel, that's all they cared about. This a film that like many in the series, uses the typical clichéd formula to try and create the horror. Sometimes it works, sometime it doesn't. In the case of Hellworld, it doesn't. This film is boring, and uninspired direct to DVD trash. The Hellraiser series becomes more dull with each straight to DVD sequel, and films like Hellword are proof of that.
March 16, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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I've got to say i wasn't too impressed with this to be honest. I love the original hellraisers and i just keep hoping that they make at least 1 more decent sequel but thats looking unlikely.

Having said that i've seen worse films but its seems to have gone down the the traditional slasher film a bit too much. The real shame is that there's some good ideas in it. They just don't seem to have been pulled off.

Don't go out of your way to watch this unless you're really into the series. It doesn't add anything, just offers a slightly different slant on the story.
May 1, 2009

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Ummmm.... no. Pinhead in the real world... a video game??

A movie filled with debauchery and uninteresting sex... loads of it, with bucket fulls of fake blood and cheesy has-been horror scenes....

why make things into slashers?? it sucks.

Anyways... thats how c-grade horror goes.
November 10, 2008
Khris N

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8-17-08: So far, this is the only movie of the Hellraiser series that I've permanently deleted from my drive after watching the whole series in order.
The main thing that needs to be said about this movie: don't see it. In this one, Lance Henriksen owns and runs the largest collection of Hellraiser related paraphern, set in a world where "Hellworld" is a massive role-playing game of sorts whose players are suspiciously exclusively hot and not a single person at the party requires eyeglasses or corrective dentistry (there is no such thing as this many hot RPGers, much less all of them being at one place together playing the same game). A group of Hellworld RPGers, bound together by a mutual friend who killed himself for the game, show up at Henriksen's mansion for a massive Hellworld party but soon find themselves getting picked off one by one by Cenobites. These Cenobites can actually walk and move, which is kind of a new thing for them. The Chatterer is back and lookin cool; Pinhead's outfit is losing its appeal tho and this costume emphasizes his nipples, which is weird and doesn't work.
This is a straight forward twenty something trapped in a "haunted" house bent on killing them, except it sucks.

And I'll SPOIL it right now: Lance Henriksen is their friend's dad and he is killing all of them out of revenge, and most of the Hellraiser stuff is them hallucinating after he's drugged the kids with hallucinogens and buried them with breathing pipes and cell phones, mentally torturing them until they die. At the end, the "real" Cenobites show up to collect him when he's fiddling around with his son's Lament Configuration and accidentally solves it.

There's gore galore in this flick, but none of it is inventive or cool to watch. It's just a very "blah" horror attempt, which would be admirable on primetime tv but is just disappointing in fully budgeted feature mode.
August 17, 2008

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