REVIEW: Hellbound – Hellraiser 2 (1988)


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Spooky Isles continues its special day celebrating 25 years since the release of Hellraiser, with its most notable sequel – Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. Review by ANDREW GARVEY


Hellbound: Hellraiser 2Released just a year after the ground-breaking original, Hellbound is widely regarded as the best of far too many sequels.  Produced by Clive Barker and directed by American Tony Randel – who worked, largely uncredited – on the first film, Hellbound quickly recaps a little of the story so far before giving us a frenzied glimpse of an army officer’s painful, gory transformation from puzzle box meddler to the iconic lead Cenobite unofficially known as Pinhead.

Author: Andrew Garvey

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  1. Nice review. Quite thorough. Personally, I kinda love and hate the whole Hellraiser series. All of them seem to be lacking in story/plot, but it is really hard to be that upset when they deliver such awesome gore. All of them, this film included, manage to make my skin crawl.

    I got the chance to review of couple others in the series on my blog. They are short reviews but cover most the series. Check it out if you get the chance.

    http://horrormoviemedication.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-sequel-spectacular-horror-leftovers.html

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