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A.J. Bauer
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« on: October 25, 2014, 12:49:07 AM »

I was browsing Netflix with my sister. Since it was October she insisted on a horror movie. When going through the horror classics sectioned I caught a glimpse of the notorious "Pinhead" out the corner of my eye. Although I was familiar with Pinhead as a horror icon I had never seen the movie he was associated with, or even what the movie was about. Of course we agreed on that one, it was a new record for the fastest we've decided on a movie on Netflix.

The movie begins by almost immediately throwing you into the blood and gore violence. This is a genius move for horror movies, it gives the viewer a small taste of what's to come so they're willing to sit through the dull exposition. It doesn't take long for the exposition to end and for the horror to set in.

The special effects remind me of the Evil Dead movies, while the stop-motion makes it look choppy and weird it kind of gives it that 80's gross-out horror feel. Besides, choppy stop-motion scares me. Those Rankin Bass christmas movies should be reclassified as horror... * Shudder *

Overall the movie did what it wanted to do, make my skin crawl. I am proud to proclaim that Clive Barker's Hellraiser has gotten the first A.J. Bauer seal of "TOTALLY f**kED UP"!
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 10:59:57 AM »

I love Hellraiser!  I also enjoyed Hellraiser 2. After that the series went down hill fast.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 11:17:30 AM »

I love Hellraiser!  I also enjoyed Hellraiser 2. After that the series went down hill fast.

Figures. I might check out Hellraiser 2 when I get the chance.
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 06:20:24 AM »

I didn't like this movie at all the first time I saw it in the late 1980s.  A few years ago, I decided to give it another chance. So, I crossed my fingers and bought the DVD.  And I liked it.  A lot.

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