Two friends in Mexico discover a puzzle box and open a gateway to hell. In this ninth installment to the Hellraiser franchise, Pinhead is once again unleashed and attempts to bring intense hell on Earth.
Nick Eversman (Steven), Fred Tatasciore (Faceless Steven/Pinhead voice), Daniel Buran (Vagrant), Steven Brand (Dr. Craven), Jay Gillespie (Nico), Jolene Andersen (Female Chatterer), Sanny Van Heteren (Kate), Tracey Fairaway (Emma), Stephan Collins (Pinhead), Sebastien Roberts (Peter).
Oops. Yep, that’s right. Oops. There isn’t much to say about this one except that it is a mess and doesn’t help the franchise in the least. Apparently the film was made in a couple of weeks, with no budget, simply to preserve rights to the name. And it shows. From the lame lifeless plot to the rushed scenes, lack of technical focus, and missing brand name actors, it shows. The one saving grace of the film is the short, 75 minute run time.
Acting was missing. There just isn’t much else to say about it. Bad delivery, lack of energy, total lack of sincerity, and no emotion.
Camera work was mediocre at best, with shaky shots and bad edits. Sets and backgrounds were simplistic and it appeared the film took place primarily in a home. Effects left quite a bit to be desired and were definitely not up to the quality expected of this franchise. Dialogue was weak and ineffective. Sound and soundtrack were bland at best.
Overall Hellraiser: Revelations is the biggest disappointment of this once awesome franchise. Fans of the franchise will hate this one, most others will just dislike it intensely. Save yourself some pain and pass on this one.
With plenty of bloody violence, gore, foul language, and some sexual content save this one for the oldest teens and above.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
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Hellraiser: Revelations is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.