Hellraiser - Bloodline
Hellraiser - Bloodline (1996)

Clive Barker's horrific creation Pinhead (Doug Bradley) returns to the screen for the fourth (and purportedly final) time in this time-juggling horror opus. In 18th century France, Phillip Lemarchand (Bruce Ramsay) constructs a black… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 8, 1996
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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31%
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37%

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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Daniel M. Kimmel
Variety

Except for the most undiscriminating gorehound, pic is a pointless mess.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a surefire sign you're in for a thrill ride when you see director Alan Smithee at it again...

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

'Alan Smithee' is a wuss. This film isn't half bad.

Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

[It's] the last [film of the franchise] to develop [its] story around the original premise rather than simply tacking Hellraiser elements onto a pre-existing script. As such it's one which, for all its problems, fans will want to seek out.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

What a swell idea! I wish they would put more slasher icons in space...

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Pinhead should be eligible for Social Security by now, right?

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

There are just enough good ideas sitting around in their loneliness that you can imagine a version of this story that is actually worthwhile.

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Fred Topel
About.com

Actually the most intriguing entry of the series, with all the backstory.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Hellraiser: Bloodline is one of the best Hellraiser sequels. The film is notable for the Pinhead in space concept. In this fourth entry we get a glimpse of how… More
Cassandra Maples
Bloodline is easily the best of the post-part III Hellraiser films. Like many third sequels, it takes the path of going back to the series' roots; thus… More
David Ladd
You know your horror franchise is in trouble when it resorts to sending its villain into space. And you know a movie is in really big trouble when it's… More
_kelly .King
I don't know why people slag this entry off. I watched this again for the first time in three years, and I have to say it again - *this* is my favorite… More
Bruce Bruce
How can any Hellraiser film get under 4 stars especially on the night before Halloween. . Not from me, but this one was close as Pinhead pops up way way in the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A Hellraiser odyssey! It shows the origin of the Hellraiser cube (Lament Configuration), the present-day abuse of it in corporate America, and the future of the… More

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