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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Terry Farrell
Doug Bradley
Paula Marshall
Directors
Anthony Hickox
Screenwriters
Clive Barker
Peter Atkins
Tony Randel
Running Time
93 minutes

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Pinhead's back


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Plot
After his last battle, Pinhead was imprisoned in a marble block. This block has been bought as a statue for a nightclub by its playboy owner, J.P. Pinhead uses his new location to take the blood from his victims. It's only the presence of investigative reporter Joey, investigating the murders, who stands in the way of his plans to destroy the earth.


Verdict
For all the blasphemies and British accent, Pinhead is just a sub-Freddy goon, and the ambiguities and perversities Barker is so fond of have been neatly tidied-up. This is the sort of picture teenagers in malls in Akron, Ohio might understand — a good horror sequel, and that's all


Reviewed by Jack Yeovil

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