Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Halloween movie time! Hellraiser:Hellseeker
Hellraiser: Hellseeker- Trevor is a shady businessman (is everyone in the Hellraiser universe shady?) who survives a car accident that apparently kills his wife Kirsty. Hmmm…. she looks mighty familiar. Trevor drives the car into a bridge (and doesn’t care. “I crashed my car into a bridge, I watched, I let it burn.” That song is my jam!) and it plunges into the river below along with his wife. Trevor survives, but where is the body of his wife?
Jump ahead a month and Trevor has amnesia and is in the hospital. Trevor now is the prime suspect in a murder case, is juggling three women (besides his wife) cannot tell fantasy from reality and there is this familiar puzzle box in his possession. That means…yup he is going to fiddle with and open the box. Now we get Pinhead showing Trevor that his wife is alive and that he is a philanderer, liar and general scumbag. So….Trevor tries to save his own skin by trading Kirsty’s soul for his. This is what lead to the car crash in the beginning.
Odd thing, see Kirsty has seen the puzzle box (or Lament Configuration if I want to be official) before. Knowing that Pinhead is probably still after her for her previous shenanigans she opens the box and offers up five souls in exchange for hers. Of course those pesky cenobites can’t refuse. Kirsty knocks off three mistresses and a guy from work. and Can we guess who is the fifth person?
I guess someone didn’t survive the car crash and is in a limbo-like Hell. Cue the darkness, hooks, chains and screams.
It was fun to see Ashley Laurence back with Pinhead and that fancy gold cube. Sadly, that wasn’t enough to fix the disjointed story. It was a descent concept and the end was “What a twist!” fun, but it was just a poor poor presentation.
When did Hellraiser just become Twilight Zone material? There was another lack of creep and gore that I am still waiting to see in a Hellraiser movie besides the first two.
Watch this only if you want to see Ashley Laurence in another Pinhead based film, or you like Ryan O’Rilley from the HBO series Oz.
My third attempt at a Hellraiser film, Hellraiser: Hellworld.