Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Superman's Pal

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Nose Norton

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Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #4 - Raise some Hell!
Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 at 09:26:43 pm EDT (Viewed 444 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #4 - Raise some Hell!
Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 at 02:09:33 pm EDT (Viewed 471 times)

    I could never get into Hellraiser. I know I saw the first one and probably the second one but my memories are really limited to just the horrific scenes. The first one sounds better than I remember.

The first movie is really about the characters and I think the interesting notion is that it's not monsters snatching people for no reason, it's about people who seek out Hell on their own. The Cenobites aren't the monsters, it's Frank and Julia.

On the other hand, Roger Ebert gave this a half-star out of four saying it lacked imagination.

    I certainly remember the "Time to play" from the ad campaign for the second movie.

I remember that tagline too, although watching the trailers again it's not as strong as the trailer for the first movie with "We'll tear your soul apart!" Yikes.

    I don't think I gave these movies enough of a chance back then.

They are unpleasant. I was surprised by how bloody part 2 is, skinless Julia walking around for the first 40 minutes and a lot of kills. I can't think of many movies since then that were as bloody.

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