The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 21: Hellraiser (NSFW)

Pinhead's Hollywood head shot, before he hit it big on the silver screen
Pinhead's Hollywood head shot, before he hit it big on the silver screen

In the realm of horror film trailers that use hyperbole to sell their movie, Hellraiser is one of the very, very few that actually live up to the promises.

"A nightmare unlike anything that you have witnessed"? Yep, that is true! When you're talking Clive Barker's 1987, debut film, it's not an exaggeration. The friggin' tagline is "He'll tear your soul apart." Barker's film, which was adapted from the far superior novel, is summarized on IMDB as:

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.

Aside from the incredibly simplistic description of a movie where someone is named "Pinhead" (and the out-of-nowhere use of "unfaithful"), the film has no zombies. Nay! It's about hell-demons who very, VERY much love nipple hooks. And blood. I mean, who doesn't? The point is: the nightmare factor on this video is through the roof.

There's gouging, blood-letting, face-peeling and teeth chattering...and all of it's completely, utterly original. I can guaran-damn-tee that you've never seen a horror movie like this before, and all-but-prove that watching this with your mother or grandmother will buy you a one-way ticket to the asylum.

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The Most Memorable Moment (VERY NSFW):

Gee, let's think about--IT'S THE HORRIFYING END SEQUENCE. Reminder: this is a film about hell-demons who very much enjoy the fine art of sadomasochism. Don't expect anything less than the most shocking ending of any horror movie ever. Now who's using hyperbole.

The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown October 1: Halloween October 2: Antichrist October 3: Student Bodies October 4: Poltergeist October 5: Jaws October 6: Suspiria October 7: Scream October 8: The Fly October 9: Dead Alive October 10: Drag Me to Hell October 11: Se7en October 12: Rosemary's Baby October 13: Friday the 13th October 14: The Thing October 15: Audition October 16 and 17: The Exorcist and The Exorcist III October 18: The Omen October 19: Paranormal Activity October 20: Changeling

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