Saturday, October 27, 2012
This is actually an image of a fan poster made for the remake of "Hellraiser," which was supposed to come out in 2011 at one point, but of course the date has been changed so many times no one really knows when this movie is ever going to be made, let alone released. We fans remain hopeful however. It's not hard to see what has attracted such a rabid fan base over the years. watching the original "Hellraiser" as I did for the tenth or so time tonight, the movie holds up surprisingly well. The special effects tend to look hokey now, especially the cartoon lightening bolts that shoot out of the puzzle box during the climax of the film, but the depravity and gore in the story are still pretty cutting edge today. Few filmmakers want to go there. Somebody call the guy who made the movie "Martyrs," I think he gets it. I don't know about anybody else. But this movie is a fun one to revisit every few years or so. It's icky and nasty and it was one of the first horror movies I ever wanted to see as a kid, so it sticks with me.