Monday, February 17, 2014

Hellraiser: Deader (2005)

The weekend has come and gone a it was back t the institute.  For some reason, we do not get President's Day off, and what I had often viewed as a three-day weekend near my birthday, is but a faded memory. Oh well, now I an preparing for the ice storm that should greet my birthday morning. Catching up from the weekend, the next selection if Hellraiser: Deader from 2005. 

Plot/ A journalist uncovers an underground group who can bring back the dead and slowly becomes drawn into their world. 

This was one of the more original Hellraiser sequels, although it is clearly evident that this project did not start or evolve from the mythos. The story is interesting, and felt as though it may have been better served without Hellraiser elements. Sure, there are some decent moments with Pinhead and his minions, although it would have made it closer to the mythos if they had been around more.The acting is solid, the atmosphere is decent and there was a lot to like. Even with the lack of Cenobites and Pinhead, this. one captured some of the darkness that made the first entries memorable, although it is somewhat difficult to call it a Hellraiser sequel. In the end, this is a solid movie when viewed as standalone horror flick vice being part of the Hellraiser franchise. Give it a shot it is interesting to watch. 

1 comment:

  1. jervaise brooke hamsterFebruary 18, 2014 at 3:55 AM

    I want to bugger Kari Wuhrer (as the bird was in 1985 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).