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"Your suffering will be legendary, even in hell!"
Hellraiser II
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Title: Hellbound
Hellraiser II
Directed by: Tony Randel
Written by: Peter Atkins
Produced by: Clive Barker; Christopher Webster; Christopher Figg
Music by: Christopher Young
Cinematography: Robin Vidgeon
Edited by: Richard Marden; Tony Randel
Distributed by: New World Pictures; Anchor Bay Entertainment; Starz Entertainment
Released: December 23rd, 1988
Rating: R
Running time: 97 min.
Country: UK/US
Language: English
Gross: £883,403 (UK)
$12,090,735 (US)
Previous: Hellraiser
Next: Hellraiser III

Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a British & American co-produced independent horror film of the demonic fiction and body horror subgenres. It is the second film in the Hellraiser film series, and the second of four films from the original series released theatrically. The movie was directed by Tony Randel with a screenplay written by Peter Atkins. It was produced by New World Pictures and was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9th, 1988. It premiered theatrically in the United States on December 23rd, 1988. The movie stars Ashley Laurence, reprising the role of Kirsty Cotton from the first film, who once again finds herself at the mercy of the demonic Cenobites, while attempting to save the life of a young mute girl named Tiffany. Other returning cast members from the first film include Clare Higgins as Julia Cotton, Sean Chapman as Frank Cotton, and Doug Bradley as the Lead Cenobite.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tagline for this film is, "It will tear your soul apart... again."
  • Principal shooting for Hellbound: Hellraiser II began on January 1st, 1988.
  • Like in the previous film, the setting for this movie is left ambiguous.
  • In this film the Female Cenobite is played by Barbie Wilde. In Hellraiser, she was played by Grace Kirby. Archive footage of Kirby's Cenobite is shown in flashback sequences in this film.

Releases[edit | edit source]

  • The standard US edition of the film was released on home video in VHS and Betamax formats on September 10th, 1997. The widescreen reissue edition was released on video on July 10th, 2001.

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Carnival | Cenobites | Chains | Clown | Decapitation | Demons | Dismemberment | Evisceration | Eye injury | Female rear nudity | Female topless nudity | Flaying | Hammer | Hand through head | Handgun | Head injuries | Heart ripped out | Hell | Hospital | Impalement | Knife | Lead Cenobite | Lemarchand puzzle box | Maggots | Mental health facilities | Mutilation | Pistol | Power drill | Power tools | Profanity | Self mutilation | Severed face | Severed hand | Severed head | Severed limb | Skeleton | Slit throat | Smoking | Stabbings | Throat injury | Torture | Wheelchair

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