#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Clive Barker’s feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature – the man’s half-brother, who is also the woman’s former lover – hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body… but the Cenobites won’t be happy about this.
Plot: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
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It ain’t SUPPOSED to be Macbeth, here folks….
In a decade of cheap, exploitive slashers, we finally get this one. Relief.
Instead of some maniac ripped from Halloween, we get a simple wooden box. Simple, or so Frank thought.
What results is a cinematic masterpiece, a great mix of gore and violence, as well as a great musical score and some nice drama. The acting is fine, but there are imperfections. One common complaint: The characters are not pleasant enough we can latch onto them. Maybe that’s because these seem more realistic than the characters we CAN latch onto. Just a thought, don’t jump on this.
What really gets me, though, is the people calling it down, saying it’s not quality entertainment. Come on guys, if it was SUPPOSED to be Shakespeare, it would not advertise as being able to “tear your soul apart.”
The presence of the cenobites was originally intended not to carry the story but to emphasize it. As usual, the sequaes ignored it. Hey, merchandizing.
This is the only one of the series that depends on the story more than the demons. We hardly ever see the infamous Pinhead at all.
all in all, this was a fun movie. No Shakespeare, but it’s not supposed to be. Just dramatic, gory, groundbreaking horror, delivered to us excellently by Mr. Barker.
Like It Or Not, It’s Original
Original horror is pretty hard to come by, but Clive Barker somehow managed to create a fascinating original horror film in 1987 that’s unlike anything I’d seen before or since.
Hellraiser tells the sordid story of Julia and Larry – a couple who might be on the skids. They move into a house owned by Larry’s brother, Frank, who’s mysteriously disappeared and, all of a sudden, things start getting super weird. We learn that Julia had an affair with Frank years ago and that he was probably the best sex of her life. Larry gets injured and a few drops of his blood, somehow, reanimate Frank. Julia, seeing this as an opportunity to get some of that good sex again, agrees to bring a series of men to her home and kill them so that Frank can replenish himself. Things get even more complicated when Larry’s daughter, Kirsty, starts thinking something fishy is going on. Did I also mention that this all revolves around a strange puzzle box that unleashes a group of demons in S&M gear?
Hellraiser has A LOT going on for a 90 minute film and it’s amazing that it accomplishes everything it sets out to do. It does help that it has a fairly small amount of characters and takes place in mainly one location. The performances, especially by Clare Higgins as Julia, are far better than average for a film of this sort and the special effects are pretty terrific and gruesome. The entire film has a darkly sexual vibe throughout that’s sure to make people really uncomfortable.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (cut) (Sweden), 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (cut) (Finland)
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Clive Barker
Writer Clive Barker
Actors Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman
Awards 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Rivdel Films
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji AX 500T 8514)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm