Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988)

The evil puzzle box again opens the door to hellish havoc in this follow-up to the 1987 fright hit. This time around, the focus is on Kirsty Cotton, the young teenager who survived the first film's carnage. The trauma has landed her in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A maggotty carnival of mayhem, mutation and dismemberment, awash in blood and recommended only for those who thrive on such junk.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is simply a series of ugly and bloody episodes strung together one after another like a demo tape by a perverted special-effects man.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A mixed bag that I just didn't fully embrace in the end...

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Simply performs cosmetic surgery on the original.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

When I first caught it around 1989 on VHS video, it was unlike anything I had ever seen before.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film collapses into a bloody mess of bravura set pieces that never add up to a satisfying whole.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Even if you discount the cliche's, there are enough bizarre and shocking effects here to satisfy all but the most demanding genre fans.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A thoroughly worthy successor to the freakishly original Hellraiser.

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Film4

Gory but lacking in purpose, this sequel benefits from the return of Higgins and the new addition of Cranham, yet fails to do much with the premise other than deliver a reactionary AIDS parable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Let's start with the improvements over the Clive Barker predecessor: Christopher Young's baroque score is more akin to a demonic music box this time… More
Melvin White
The first one was just good enough to get me interested in seeing the sequel. The sequel was bad enough to make me never want to see any of the other sequels.… More
Alex roy
The follow-up to Clive Barker's Hellraiser is a terrific horror flick with a great cast, great effects and very good directing provided by Tony Randel. As… More
David Ladd
A year after the events of the first movie, Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) has been confined to a psychiatric ward for no one believes that creatures from hell killed… More
Dean !
I think I prefer the story line of this one over the first. The first film did drag a bit until the end. It was good to see more of the Cenobites in this one.… More
AJ Verser
If you loved the first Hellraiser movie, you should definitely see this sequel, it's slow at first, but you get to see Hell, and there are a some surprises… More

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