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Clive Barker

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About the Movie

From horror master Clive Barker comes this chilling nightmare featuring the first appearance of the hideous, demonic Pinhead. When Kirsty Cotton’s family moves into their ancestral home, they are terrorized by the resurrected corpse of her uncle, who requires the flesh of murdered innocent victims in order to become whole and alive again. A creepy, thrillingly perverse tale straddling heaven and hell, extreme pleasure and unbearable pain, HELLRAISER will haunt your dreams.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 40
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It's a dark, frequently disturbing and occasionally terrifying film that suggests Barker's vision hasn't quite made the conversion from paper to celluloid. – Richard Harrington, Washington Post, Oct 1, 2002

Fresh: Horror is at its best when it's relentless. Clive Barker knows this, and his debut feature as director is so gleefully vicious, so relentlessly grim that it's going to be very hard for fans of the genre not to like it. – William Thomas, Empire Magazine, Nov 13, 2017

Fresh: With Hellraiser, Clive Barker created one of the most genuinely disturbing movies of the last 20 years. – Bob McCabe, Empire Magazine, Nov 12, 2017

Fresh: Utterly bizarre and entirely ridiculous - and yet effective, an imaginative guignol festival, like the goriest of soap operas, in which one wrong move opens a portal to hell. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Oct 11, 2017

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Customer Reviews


One of the best movies of it's time it is an instant cult horror classic


I never thought this day would come that iTunes would FINALLY put up one of the scariest disturbing classics available... Clive Barker's twisted, dark and disturbing imagination has and always will remain a masterpiece. The first two are the only best ones in the trilogy (in my opinion) - I doubt the upcoming remake will surpass or even be CLOSE to compare with this original. To this day, Hellraiser will always be great than all the present gruesome horror movies such as SAW for example. If you are into something remotely disturbing, you may not be disappointed by this film. Just to be safe than regret paying for a movie that may not be for you, rent it....

Awesome Movie

This was my first truly scary movie with a real plot line. What is even better is will take you, the viewer, on a ride through hell in a way you never imagined.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 1987

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