Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

After her harrowing experiences in Hellraiser, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley J. Laurence) is a patient in a mental hospital under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham). Although outwardly calm, the demonic doctor unlocks the door… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: December 23, 1988
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A thoroughly worthy successor to the freakishly original Hellraiser.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Simply performs cosmetic surgery on the original.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Though there's some good work here, it's a classic example of how not to approach making a sequel. When everything is turned up one notch louder, it's hard to make out anything clearly at all.

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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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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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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

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% 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 King
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 V
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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