Halloween 2023: Day 9

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

“Unbearable, isn’t it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh.”

Okay, well, the internet was right when it said that the series goes sharply downhill at this point. There are a couple of interesting ideas around which a better story could have accreted and one or two setpieces that teeter on the edge of being good scenes, but overall it’s very bad. The new Cenobite designs are terrible, the effects have not aged well, and we get even more uninteresting exploration of Pinhead’s unnecessary backstory.