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Seven Direct-to-Video Sequels That Are Better Than Expected

The purpose of a sequel is always in debate. There is a sense that a follow up is automatically inferior due to being derivative of another work. And, if that sequel is released direct-to-video then i...

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Horror Movie Spinoffs You Won’t Believe Really Happened

Once a horror movie officially pulls out all the stops and becomes a franchise, things get pretty weird pretty quickly. The people in charge will do whatever they feel is necessary to keep that franch...

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Crafting a Modern Fairy Tale

Hellraiser was a major horror hit that nobody expected; it even surprised those who had read Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and were already familiar with his work. But for once, the investors re...

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Repulsive Beauty: The Attraction to Monsters in the Films of Clive Barker

When Clive Barker first burst onto the scene with The Books of Blood, he changed the landscape of horror. The industry had never seen a style or, more importantly, an imagination quite like his. Consi...

Ashley Laurence as Kirsty in Clive Barker's violent, 1987 S&M inspired, horror film Hellraiser.

Growing Up Kirsty: The Evolution of Hellraiser’s Heroine

Hellraiser changed the game. It was far from the first or last movie to do so, but when audiences were introduced to it in 1987, they had never seen anything like it before. Of course, it had its infl...

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Script to Pieces: Pascal Laugier’s Hellraiser Reboot

Welcome to Script to Pieces, a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where we look at the best, most interesting and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes these will be ...

Hellraiser Hellworld

“It’s Just a Game:” The Meta Weirdness of Hellraiser Hellworld

The Hellraiser sequels are a bit of a mixed bag. While the second is hopefully still considered something of a classic—not as much as it used to be, certainly—the third seems to divide fans and the fo...

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

“What You Wanted to See:” Why Hellraiser II is a Surrealist Nightmare

There was a lengthy period of time when Hellraiser II was considered one of the best horror sequels of all time. I’ll readily admit that I discovered it during that time and it probably colored my exp...

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Twenty Horror Movies You Wouldn’t Want to Watch with Your Gran

As a hard-core horror movie fan I have many friends and family members that do not get my desire for, as they call it, “messed-up” movies. While I can get away with sneaking in a little gore and terro...

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