Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

A sleazy nightclub owner purchases a strange, disturbing sculpture, which he soon discovers contains a mysterious, ornate puzzle box. This box is a legendary object that promises the secrets of ultimate pain and pleasure, but is in fact a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 11, 1992
DVD Release Date: June 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Forget the disastrous Hellbound: Hellraiser II; this is adult horror to die for.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Hellraiser III is surprisingly watchable, and it's worth sitting through it till the end if only for Motörhead's spectacularly twee version of Hellraiser, the song they wrote with Ozzy Osbourne, over the closing credits.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Pinhead is definitely the star of the show, but by now the novelty of his evil look and graceful wickedness are wearing a mite thin.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Genre fans will appreciate the blood flow and the gore, and director Anthony Hickox keeps things moving so that there's never a dull moment -- or dull blade. Consider Hell raised.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A leaden, but not especially wretched example of early-'90s body horror...As the third Hellraiser, though, Hell on Earth is beyond worthless.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Try to defend it. I dare you.

Jack Yeovil
Empire Magazine

Gone is the confusion of the earlier films and mercifully gone is the waffling metaphysics of the second film; instead there are surprisingly careful characterisations and good, creepy, squishy horror stuff.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It really doesn't get any better from here...

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A step above the standard slasher flick and comes with some unusual ideas (along with some silly ones).

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Third entry in the Hellraiser series is a pretty decent film. With a pretty interesting idea for a film. Though not as strong as the first two, Hellraiser 3:… More
Conner Rainwater
Not quite as good as the previous two, but it still has the torture elements that make it fun. Pinhead got more screen time, which was nice. However, the other… More
Aj V
I was really disappointed in this movie. The previous two in the series set up rules and boundaries, and then this movie goes and breaks all the rules. The… More
Cassandra Maples
Ah, 'Hell on Earth'? another gem, solely for having Doug on screen more than most. But it was enjoyable for other reasons, too. I never even noticed… More
David Ladd
The films 'Hellraiser' and 'Hellbound: Hellraiser II,' weren't like anything ever seen before. They were doors into new worlds. The end… More
Bruce Bruce
This is the 3rd Film in the Hellraiser Series, and the rarest of the bunch, just try and find it, and see the price for a new copy. Got mine in a pawn shop. It… More