Monday, October 13, 2014
Halloween movie time! Hellraiser: Inferno
Hellraiser: Inferno- A series of grisly and ritualistic murders are occurring and Joseph Thorne (a pretty shady police detective) is on the case. A puzzle box is found and of course officer Joseph solves it. I guess that by opening this box it will help him solve the case? This leads him down a path to the killer who is known as “The Engineer.” This “Engineer” in turn kidnaps a kid, begins leaving kid fingers behind at crime scenes, kills off Joseph’s friends and taunts him at every turn. This drives Joe a bit nutty. He starts seeing demons, is subjected to brutal physical and psychological torments.
Eventually officer Joseph discovers that all this is familiar and that is when Pinhead pops up and explains the story to Joseph and the three viewers who don’t get what is going on here. See Detective Joseph Thorne is a real A-hole and is being punished for his cruel and misbegotten life. Once he opened the puzzle box then he was trapped within it. Now Pinhead and his buddies get to mess with Joe for eternity. Cue the hooked chains and screaming!
Hellraiser: Inferno is a just awful crime drama that involves those pesky cenobites mixed in with a morality tale and an infinity loop. This is a nice attempt at a “What a twist!” story, but it falls really short. There is also barley any Pinhead and gang in here either. That is always disappointing for a Hellraiser title. The creep, blood, torture and gore are low for what I expect from a Hellraiser title.
Watch this if you like a weak horror version of Ground Hog Day mixed with a bit of Tales from the Crypt staring Craig Sheffer (the poorman's David Boreanaz).
I’ll try again with Hellraiser: Hellseeker next.