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.
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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