Wednesday, October 23, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 23 - Movie 2

Reporter, Amy Klein (Kari Wuhrer) travels to Bucharest to investigate an underground cult called the Deaders, whose leader can bring back from the dead anyone who voluntarily commits suicide. The plan of the cult leader involves controlling the cenobites, and for some reason he needs Amy to open the puzzle box that will summon them. Once summoned, the cenobites have other plans for the Deaders.

Hellraiser: Deader (2005) is clearly just a stand alone script that was rewritten so that Pinhead could be inserted into it and it could be part of the Hellraiser franchise. It feels tediously similar to the past couple of movies in which the main character spends the bulk of the movie wandering around looking for answers, without really finding any, and suffers a number of hallucinations. The cult isn't very interesting, nor do they seem like much of a threat, and the inclusion of the cenobites and the puzzle box really feel tacked on and make the plot more convoluted than it should be, and less clear to boot. It's about as far away from the first two Hellraiser movies as you can get. It's a really stale movie that I got bored with less than half way through.

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