Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), Hellraiser: Revelations (2011), Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) – Recap

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Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), Hellraiser: Revelations (2011), and Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) are respectively the 8th, 9th, and 10th movies of the Hellraiser franchise.

Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) Plot Detailed Recap

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Several young people are addicted to playing an online game called Hellworld. This game is inspired by the Hellraiser series.

Adam became so engrossed in the game Hellworld. After becoming too engrossed, he eventually committed suicide. The five remaining friends blame themselves for not preventing Adam’s suicide at the funeral.

Two years later.

Following invitations received through the game, they attend a private Hellworld Party at an old mansion. Chelsea reluctantly accompanies Mike, Derrick, and Allison to the party.

Jake is still grieving over Adam’s death. After striking up an online friendship with a female Hellworld player, he only agrees to attend the event so that they can meet.

A middle-aged party host cordially welcomes the quintet, offers them drinks, and shows them around the house, which was allegedly also built by Philip Lemarchand as a convent and asylum. To communicate with other guests, they are provided with cell phones.

Allison, Derrick, and Mike are trapped in separate parts of the house as the party progresses. The Cenobite minions Chatterer and Bound are gruesomely killed by the Host Pinhead and his minions.

The Host and Cenobites stalk Jake and Chelsea after they become invisible to other party guests.

Chelsea finds Adam’s belongings in the attic and realizes that the host is Adam’s father. Adam’s father blames Adam’s friends for not helping him break his addiction. Chelsea and Jake attempt to flee but fail.

Their only real realization is that they have been buried alive and are receiving text messages from the host via their respective caskets. As they arrive, the Host informs them that they are just coming out of a hallucination caused by a powerful psychedelic to which he exposed them. Their experiences are the result of hypnotic suggestion and their guilty conscience.

Chelsea is informed that Allison, Derrick, and Mike have all died in their respective caskets before he leaves. She is left with only Jake.

As Chelsea is about to slip into another hallucination, she is suddenly pulled above ground by police and paramedics, and reunited with Jake as he is rushed into an ambulance. A call from Chelsea’s phone tipped off the police and paramedics.

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When Chelsea looks towards the house, she sees Adam standing at the window. She does not know who could have called them.

On a later occasion, the Host rummages through Adam’s belongings in a bedroom. He discovers and opens the actual Lament Configuration, which summons the real cenobites. Before Pinhead is torn to pieces by the Chatterer and Bound cenobites, Pinhead praises Adam’s ingenuity and mocks the Host’s disbelief.

In the video, Jake and Chelsea are driving into the sunrise when they receive a mysterious call from the Host, who appears suddenly in the back seat. Almost hitting the car, the two manage to stop it, and the Host disappears.

In the final scene, the police enter the bedroom where the Host opened the box, the walls blood-smeared, and the box lying on the floor.

Summary of Hellraiser 8

Original Title Hellraiser: Hellworld

Genre Gore/ Psychological/ Supernatural/ Horror

Runtime 1hr 31min

Original Language English

Directed by Rick Bota

Written by Joel Soisson, Carl V. Dupré

Release date September 6, 2005 (USA)

Hellraiser 8 – Cast of Characters

Actor/Actress NameCharacters Name
Katheryn WinnickChelsea
Stelian UrianAdam
Anna TolputtAllison
Lance HenriksenHost

Hellraiser: Revelations (2011) Plot Detailed Recap

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Nico Bradley and Steven Craven run away from home and travel to Mexico. Filming themselves drunkenly partying for several days, they disappear. Their belongings are returned to their parents by the Mexican authorities. Steven made a video recording that documents their last moments and an ornate puzzle box.

One year later.

In honor of the missing boys, the families gather for dinner. Emma, Steven’s sister, and Nico’s girlfriend express frustration with their lack of closure, causing tensions to rise. Steven’s videotape must be revealed to her mother. She has been watching it obsessively in private.

Steven and Nico pick up a girl from a bar on the videotape, and Emma sneaks a glance at it later. During a flashback, Nico murders the girl while having sex in the restroom of the bar. Afterward, Steven was threatened with being implicated in the murder to force him to continue their vacation together. Nico eventually gains possession of the puzzle box. Nico is offered this as a way to experience a new kind of sensual experience.

Emma sifts through Steven’s effects and finds the puzzle box she recognizes from the video. Steven appears once again covered in blood when Emma attempts to manipulate it. Steven’s family tries to rush him to the hospital, but they find themselves stranded, and he warns that the Cenobites are on their way.

Again, Emma plays with the puzzle box, causing intense sexual arousal. Emma tries to seduce Nico’s father and then has a deeply intimate conversation with Steven in his room. Steven caresses Emma’s breast, but Emma sees chains and mutilated bodies as he does so.

The same vagrant kills Nico’s father soon after. Afterward, Steven walks down the stairs. A shotgun is retrieved, and the father is shot before the rest of the family is held at gunpoint.

Nico opened a portal to the Cenobites’ realm after he solved the puzzle box. Pinhead and his extradimensional sadomasochists. Steven escapes, but Nico is taken to the realm of the Cenobites, where he is tortured and mutilated.

Nico later communicates with Steven through a puzzle box while having rough sex with a prostitute. To escape hell, he convinces him to kill the prostitute, emerging skinless and emaciated.

A few more prostitutes are killed so Steven can use their blood to regenerate Nico. Nico is unable to regenerate his skin, however. Nico kills Steven and takes his skin when Steven refuses to help him. After dying, Steven uses the puzzle box to contact the Cenobites to get revenge.

Nico, who taunts the families as Steven, is Steven’s skin that is holding the families hostage. The reason he and Steven ran away from home was. Since Steven’s father and Nico’s mother were both having an adulterous affair, they were both furious.

In intent to have the Cenobites take Emma’s place, he demands that she solve the puzzle box for him. This will ensure his freedom. After opening the portal, Emma summons the Cenobites and Steven. Having spoken out of turn, they kill Nico’s mother.

When Nico tries to barter his life for Emma, Pinhead remarks that Emma has a dark sexual desire that he admires. Instead, Pinhead chooses to reclaim Nico for further experiments.

In a dying act of revenge, Emma’s father shoots and kills Nico as he is being taken away.

The Cenobites, displeased by the loss of Nico, take Emma’s mother as a replacement. After apologizing to Emma, Nico dies in Emma’s arms.

Emma reaches for the puzzle box on her own.

Summary of Hellraiser 9

Original Title Hellraiser: Revelations

Genre Gore/ Supernatural/ Horror

Runtime 1hr 15min

Original Language English

Directed by Víctor García

Written by Gary J. Tunnicliffe

Release date October 18, 2011 (USA)

Hellraiser 9 – Cast of Characters

Actor/Actress NameCharacters Name
Tracey FairawayEmma Craven
Jolene AndersenFemale Cenobite
Steven BrandRoss Craven
Dan BuranVagrant

Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) Plot Detailed Recap

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As technology advances, Pinhead from the Cenobite sect and the Auditor from the Stygian Inquisition discuss how to adjust their methods of harvesting souls. These methods are causing the Configuration gateway to hell to become obsolete.

Meanwhile, on Earth, the Carter brothers and Christine Egerton investigate the Preceptor, a serial killer. His crimes are based on the Ten Commandments.

Detectives track down a local criminal named Karl Watkins through a connection with one of the victims. He went missing near an abandoned house. Sean loses consciousness while there and wakes up in the domain of the Stygian Inquisition in hell.

As the Inquisition prepares to pass judgment on Sean for his sins, the angel Jophiel intervenes and tells them to release him. The Auditor asks Pinhead’s advice after Sean escapes with a puzzle box he stole.

After searching the house, Sean and his brother find no evidence of hell or the Inquisition. On that night he is tormented by visions of the Cenobites and the denizens of hell. Anyone who opens the box will be judged and redeemed.

Christine and Sean arrive at the coroner’s office and discover a cell phone containing the information of one of the Preceptor’s victims. The GPS in the phone recorded her final location.

Sean incapacitates Christine and reveals himself as the killer at the Preceptor’s hideout. David deduces the identity of the Preceptor and meets with the coroner to find the building. David is disarmed by Sean, who reveals that he is holding Alison hostage because he is furious that she cheated on him. By gunpoint, he forces David and Alison to open the box. To enter the Cenobites’ realm, he summoned them.

It was known that someone from hell would come to collect his soul after his initial escape. Sean offers Alison and David to Pinhead. When he opens the box, Pinhead lets him know that he will deal with them. However, a separate faction of hell wanted his soul, so no deal was possible.

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Upon Sean’s appearance, the Auditor informs him that he has been found guilty by the Inquisition. Pinhead and the Auditor are told by Jophiel that Sean is part of heaven’s plan instilling fear into sinners.

Christine is arranged to kill Sean by Pinhead, who dispatches Jophiel spitefully. Pinhead is expelled from hell and forced to walk the earth as a mortal man as a punishment from God.

At the end of the film, a group of Mormon missionaries is captured by the Stygian Inquisition as they approach a house in Germany.

Summary of Hellraiser 10

Original Title Hellraiser: Judgment

Genre Gore/ Supernatural/ Horror

Runtime 1hr 21min

Original Language English

Directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe

Written by Gary J. Tunnicliffe

Release date February 3, 2018 (USA)

Hellraiser 10 – Cast of Characters

Actor/Actress NameCharacters Name
Damon CarneySean Carter
Alexandra HarrisChristine Egerton
Randy WayneDavid Carter
Heather LangenkampLandlady

Conclusion

In 31 years of journey, Hellraiser gained and lost a lot. But still, people remember with respect Clive Barkers’ first three movies (aka Hellraiser trilogy) when they talk about the Hellraiser film series.

Read Hellraiser all movies recap,

  1. Hellraiser (1987)
  2. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  3. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
  4. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
  5. Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
  6. Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
  7. Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
  8. Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
  9. Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
  10. Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)