Fuck me, there are TEN Hellraiser films now!! I saw a little bit of…..7 or 8, back in the days when I still used Newsbin (which I’m happy to see still exists), and I downloaded the blu-ray rip of.
This is one of those franchises that I really DON’T mind endless sequels of. Firstly let me first state that Hellraiser 4 is THE WORST in the entire series – looking more like a soft-focus Emmanuelle film (complete with cringe-worthy sex scenes evocative of those films) than a Hellraiser film. So whatever you do, don’t fucking go near that sack of shit. But the rest are fucking brilliant. Not even SAW has this many sequels!! What I saw of the latter entry that I downloaded looked brilliant – the gore was right up there – if my memory is correct it definitely used some great practical effects. It helps that Lionsgate is releasing these – their quality is always right up there.
I’m not all that interested in a “reboot” of the original – what’s the fucking point? They couldn’t top Robocop, or Total Recall – just leave it. And let the sequels roll on!