Hellraiser: Hellseeker Reviews
Hellseeker follows the husband of the recently deceased Kristy (Ashley Laurence, Hellraiser 1&2), as he battles with nightmares and reality after a car accident which killed Kristy. A detective believes him when he talks about the accident but with Kristy's body missing it makes him look bad.
Like Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) before it, "Hellseeker" was originally a non-Hellraiser related horror script owned by Dimension. To save money on writing a completely original Hellraiser story, the script was quickly edited to insert the Cenobites and references to Kirsty's past with them. A scene written specifically to try and bring the largely unrelated plot in line with the canon of the first two Hellraiser films was subsequently cut.
The writing, production, cast performances and direction is terrible but somehow watchable. The plot is a bit of a mess to start with but does become clearer as the film moves on, but although a watchable sequel just avoid it, not unless theirs nothing left to view. It's a bit camp & is sold on Ashley Laurence's return to the series, but sadly It's in a smaller role but still an important one.
Plot a guy who has lost his memories and maybe his mind seeing things which aren't there or are they?
Trying to piece the puzzle together to find out the truth but should he?
Special and visual effects and creature makeup where great
I Enjoyed this one more then the pass two movies worthwhile watching
I had a lot of high hopes since the series' original heroine returns in the film, but she played a boring, non-existent role. This could have easily been better because of Ashley Lawrence's character, but she ended up being a minor character, so it led to her having little to no character development.
Trevor is a business man that is a bit shady and not beyond doing a little extra to get a little extra. One day, while driving with his wife, they are in an accident that results in her death. After waking, he goes on a mission to uncover the truth behind the crash. He uncovers evidence of a secret box he found that unleashes monsters from hell...but what could that have to do with the death of his wife?
"Welcome to the worst nightmare of all...reality."
Rick Bota, director of Hellraiser: Deader, Hellraiser: Hellworld, Love Me, and Happy Face Killer, delivers Hellraiser: Hellseeker. The storyline for this picture has a classic 80s feel to it even though this came out in 2002. The kill scenes are just okay and too infrequent and the acting is below average. The cast includes Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley, Rachel Hayward, and Jody Thompson.
"Are you okay?"
"Not at all."
I grabbed this movie off Netflix because I wanted to see this series in its entirety. This is likely the worst film in the series to date. The film doesn't contain as many of the hell elements and killers as it could have. The story was being clever and tried to outwit the audience rather than be scary. I can tell you the results were disappointing. This is a below average horror picture that may not be worth your time.
"Maybe you're not the angel you thought you were."
Husband Trevor and wife Kirsty are traveling along in a Volvo, having a lively conversation, then a lengthy kiss. Unfortunately, neither of them was looking at the road ahead of them. They run off the road into a small river. Trevor gets out. Kirsty gets free of her seatbelt, but the door that Trevor opened wide for her mysteriously closes. Trevor wakes in hospital later, but Kirsty did not make it back with him.
Trevor returns to work and gets a barrage of questions rather than any sympathy at all. His female boss expects Trevor to return to his habit of servicing her. She and his coworkers remind him that they are always being recorded.
Kirsty's body is not found. Eventually the police investigation contacts Trevor, and he has some explaining to do. Trevor continues his wayward ways, and the hallucinations start. He seeks help from psychiatry and from acupuncture. However, both of his caregivers turn out to be self-delusions. Or were they? The film takes a few turns on that point.
Things get much worse for Trevor, but do they ever get better?
Cinematography: 6/10 Fuzzy, VHS quality over Netflix.
Sound: 7/10 The score is somewhat helpful in setting a creepy tone, and accentuating painful moments.
Acting: 5/10 Dean Winters is a more or less serviceable supporting actor on television, but has no business being the lead in a feature film. The supporting players were not all that memorable. It was nice to see a more mature Ashley Laurence in a short but nice performance.
Screenplay: 5/10 The story for this film is reminiscent of HR5, in that it seems to be about the tortured conscience of one particular wrong doer. It is on the simple side, so the quality depends on the execution, and the acting was not all that good. Pinhead in this film is just a prop, not really an essential character. This film has clearly lost the mission, and should call itself something else.