English actor Doug Bradley as Pinhead, leader of the Cenobites, in a publicity still for the film 'Hellraiser', 1987.   (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
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Hellraiser Movies Ranked, From Pain To Pleasure
10. Revelations
The most impressive thing about it might be how terribly crafted it is: the non-existent scares, trite storyline, and abysmal acting quickly sent this film to the straight-to-DVD graveyard, with the final nail in the coffin having been Clive Barker’s scathing disownment. With that, “Hellraiser: Revelations” is at the bottom of our list.
9. Hellworld
Desperate to hold onto the property rights, Dimension shoehorned Pinhead and company into the scripts. The 2005 film began as an adaptation of the short story "Dark Can't Breathe" by Joel Soisson, and completely misses the mark on what makes "Hellraiser" so special.
8. Deader
Terribly titled, this is another hastily rewritten script that Pinhead and company don’t belong in. Its producer reportedly stole the tone and style of the ongoing Japanese horror trend, and while the idea feels close to Barker’s tone, the problems overwhelm elements that would otherwise intrigue.
7. Judgment
Written by director Gary J. Tunnicliffe, he also plays the Auditor and expands the mythos in a way that’s natural to Barker’s world. The subplot suffers due to a more generic police procedural element, and Dimension Films quietly dumped the movie onto VOD in 2018, following Harvey Weinstein’s downfall.
6. Hellseeker
Kirsty Cotton returns, and the film has a satisfying ending, even though she deserves a better conclusion. Some sequences offer a more surreal visual experience than one would expect from the budget, but the most glaring issue is that it feels like a less striking version of the movie before it.