ABC Film Challenge – 2000s Movies – D – Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) Movie Review

This is under D because of star Doug Bradley.

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writer: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson (Screenplay) Clive Barker (Characters)

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Sadler, Noelle Evans, Lindasy Taylor

Plot: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as “The Engineer”.

Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Hellraiser: Inferno starts as we meet the genius and shady detective Jospeh (Sheffer) who knows he is the smartest person in the room, steals from work, cheats on his wife, one of the very worst types of people. Joseph finds the puzzle box at his latest investigation, taking it to learn about what it might hold.

After opening the puzzle box, Joseph finds himself going on a nightmarish journey coming face to face with Pinhead (Bradley). Joseph starts looking into the crime more, where he learns about a serial killer known only as The Engineer, who has been living severed children’s fingers are the crime scenes.

Thoughts on Hellraiser: Inferno

ThoughtsHellraiser: Inferno is the fourth movie in the franchise, follow the latest victim to get caught up in the mystery with the puzzle box. We follow another horrible person getting dragged into this world, where the visions will show him the errors of his way, as he hunts for the serial killer. This does use good effects without diving too heavily into the visceral gore, choosing to show the aftermath of them. The story will leave you slightly confused as to what we see, with the ending feeling frustrating more than anything else. Craig Sheffer does an excellent job at making us want to hate his character and just when we start to want to support him, he does something even worse. At the end of the day, this does feel like it is just another film in the franchise, never getting an intense as possible.

Final Thoughts Hellraiser: Inferno is a franchise filled horror.

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