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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hellraiser

After Angela Baker here's another horror movie character that will creep you out
meet
HELLRAISER
(from the film Hellraiser)


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Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film exploring the themes of sadomasochism, pain as a source of pleasure, and morality under duress and fear. It is based on the critically acclaimed novella The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film. In the UK, the film is titled Clive Barker's Hellraiser. It is the first film in the Hellraiser series. Seven subsequent sequels followed with a remake of the first announced in 2007. Hellraiser was number 19 on the cable channel Bravo's list of the 100 Scariest Movie Moments



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Somewhere in Morocco, an impulsive and violent man named Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman) purchases an antique puzzle box from a dealer. Back at his house Frank solves the puzzle box and hooked chains immediately fly out of it, tearing into his flesh. Demons from another realm called Cenobites appear to inspect Frank's remains. Their leader, "Pinhead", (Doug Bradley) picks up the box and twists it back into its original state, and the room also returns to normal.

Frank's brother Larry (Andrew Robinson) soon moves into Frank's abandoned house with his second wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), who previously had an affair with Frank. They assume that Frank is off on one of his nefarious adventures. Julia is seen exploring the house, finding pictures of Frank with many different women, and reliving the day she was seduced by Frank. Larry's teenage daughter, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence), chooses not to live with her stepmother and moves into her own place. After cutting his hand on a nail (while moving a mattress), Larry goes upstairs to the room where Frank was killed and his blood falls on the floor. It mysteriously disappears through the floorboards, and Frank's soul uses this blood as nourishment to partially regenerate his body. Later, Frank (now as Oliver Smith) convinces Julia to help restore him to his full physical form. Julia succumbs to Frank's entreaties and agrees to help him by seducing men and luring them up to the empty attic where Frank hides. After having Julia incapacitate them, Frank drains them of their blood, which allows him to further regenerate his body. Frank tells Julia about the puzzle box (which he still possesses) and explains that by reclaiming his body he has broken his deal with the Cenobites. He wants to restore himself and then leave with Julia before the Cenobites find him.



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Kirsty escapes the hospital and races to her father's home to warn him about Frank. Larry informs Kirsty that Frank has been taken care of, and Julia shows Kirsty a skinless body in the attic. The Cenobites reappear, demanding the man responsible for this death. Kirsty believes they want her father and she runs to warn him. However, she soon realizes that Frank has murdered her father, using the latter's skin as a disguise to get Kirsty to trust him.

Frank (now as Andrew Robinson) attacks Kirsty, accidentally stabbing Julia in the process. Frank then drains Julia of her blood, further nourishing himself. He goes to the attic where Kirsty is hiding. Kirsty weeps and accuses Frank of murdering her father. Frank is unrepentant, telling Kirsty her father was already dead inside, and besides it was inevitable anyway. Having heard Frank's confession, the Cenobites appear. Frank tries to kill Kirsty for setting him up, but a hooked chain flies through the air and snares his hand, pulling him back into the room. Dozens of these chains fly through the air and hook themselves into his flesh as he screams in agony, and hold him transfixed like a fly in a spider's web. His screams subside, and looking at Kirsty, says "Jesus wept" before the chains tear him apart. Kirsty runs through the house, eager to escape, but the Cenobites want her as well. Kirsty finds the puzzle box clutched in the hands of Julia's corpse. One by one she banishes the Cenobites back to their realm by reversing the solution to the puzzle box.

Afterwards, Kirsty tries to burn the box in a fire outdoors, but a strange man appears and picks it out of the flames. As the man is consumed by the flames he transforms into a winged, skeletal creature that flies away into the night. In the final scene, the box is shown in the hands of the merchant who originally sold it to Frank, asking another prospective customer, "What's your pleasure, sir?"







12 comments:

Our Love Story said...

hi blue! i haven't watched this film but sure it would scare the hell out of me! hahaha!

btw, jason is back on the big screen!!!

missed yah, pal!

Allison said...

I loved all the hellraiser films,thought they were really good,I loved the puzzle bit the girl was trying to put right to send them back & when her dads body was taken over,great post!

Maxi said...

yayks! i do watch scary films but as much as possible, when with someone as i get scared so quick! hihi.

thanks for sharing this film. haven't seen this one but will give it a try though.

have a great day!

maxi of www.healthnbeyond.com and www.ovahcoffee.com

Allison said...

Just dropping by to say Hi & I hope you a great Easter holiday blue.Have you ever watched "The Wish Master" they are good horror films.

Norm said...

ngeeee.....

Nisha said...

That was scary.. hehe.. i love watching the films with my son(he loves watching horror).. though yeah, i have to admit i get scared.. the after effects!!.. hehe..

Norm said...

my gosh! ano ba yan kakatakot naman...

Allison said...

Hi blue,have a great weekend ahead of you & happy blogging :-)

Euroangel said...

naku kakatakot naman...guess i'm not watching this film in the night..thanks

Allison said...

Hi blue,have a wonderful day & happy blogging.

Norm said...

visit lang sa mga palasyo mo may mumu dito doon ako sa kabila ha takot ako dito, lol...

Allison said...

Just dropping by to say Hi blue & have a fantastic day!