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Hellraiser is a gory horror film exploring the themes of sado-masochism and moral transgression. It is based on the critically acclaimed novella The Hellbound Heart[?] by Clive Barker, who also wrote the screenplay.

Plot points to be covered:

  • Lemarchand's box and the Lament Configuration
  • the Cenobites

Hellraiser was released in 1987 and starred Andrew Robinson[?], Clare Higgins[?] and Ashley Laurence[?]. It also introduced an un-named character dubbed 'Pinhead', as his entire head was marked out in a grid with large pins inserted at the intersections.

It was followed by a number of less impressive sequels: Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) and the straight to video Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) and Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker (2002).

Quotes from Hellraiser:

  • "We're going to tear your soul apart."

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