Comic Review: Hellraiser: The Road Below – Issue 1 (Boom Studios)

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Just when we thought the ride was over, emerges another horrific Hellraiser offshoot in this 4-part comic book series from Boom Studios. Written by Brandon Seifert, with artwork by Haemi Jang, we begin a new tale titled: “Hellraiser: The Road Below” Issue #1. Leaving off with Kirsty Cotton who has since joined the ranks of hell sporting a fine crown of pins, we find her questioning her purpose over Hell’s dominion and her first days … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 10 (Boom Studios)

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Titled: Heaven’s Reply: II With Kirstie now leading the reigns of Hell, she has quite a few new agendas on her plate. In this issue Kirstie shows her former friend Tiff a place called “The Pit” where eons of lost corrupted souls go upon being sentenced to an eternity in Hell. Meanwhile Captain Spencer has lost all memory of his former role in Hell under the past moniker of Pinhead. His recent therapy sessions don’t … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 8 (Boom Studios)

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Are you all ready for the biggest Hellraiser shock yet? This issue takes you into a new direction we suspected but didn’t assume we’d ever see. With Kirsty now in Hell’s dominion and intent on keeping her promise, she is put to the test and transformed into a female version of Pinhead. Yes, the kind has moved on (though I still suspect more diabolical things from this former priest of hell). As Pinhead proclaims” let … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 7 (Boom Studios)

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Kirsty has taken the bait, commenced her journey, flinging herself head first into Hell’s dominion. Promised with salvation, she has become a pawn unto her own damnation. The promise of being rejoined with her loved ones is too big of a carrot not to jump at..and so it has begun. This new chapter in the Abyss has begun with the arrival of the troublesome one. Seeing her loved ones is only fleeting as the walls … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 5 (Boom Studios)

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Samuel Hess is back, killing without pity for his cenobium masters. As he tortures those in waiting, it’s ultimately the box that he seeks. Kirsty hot on the trail of Hell’s demons leaves Nebraska to pay ol Hess a visit. This time it’s a few of his tortured victims she aims to save. But Hess is not able to withstand the tormenting desire of opening the box once again. Pinhead, as always, is on hand … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 4 (Boom Studios)

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As the Hellraiser world turns, plots and manipulates, we find that Kirsty is yet visiting another deceased acquaintance close to her. Her boyfriend, soon to be fiance Edgar Boyle is revealed dead while Kirsty is called in to identify him. The box which fell out of his clutches is taken underground to a subterranean group who recognizes its power and destruction. The leader tells his boy to discard of it immediately but evidently too late … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 3 (Boom Studios)

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The world of the cenobites has long been one of a solemn existence without sun, without escape and without relief from pain. It appears that those days may be coming to an end as the demons in a “hell outside of hell” prepare for a new age. In this 3rd of the series, we get a glimpse of many subplots forming giving us pieces to nibble without any real resolve. Demons appear that warn of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 2 (Boom Studios)

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HELLRAISER – ISSUE 2 Ah, the 2nd edition of the new Hellraiser comic series from Boom. Uniquely, I have to say this comic is taking root in different directions. Not the kind we are to expect from say…. the earlier attempts at Hellraiser. What you can count on though is plenty of hooks flying and scenes of mangled corpses. The 2nd release sort of begins in the sense of a film that you missed the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 1 (Boom Studios)

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And so it begins…. The pins, the hooks, the sights, the cenobites. This represents the first in the debut comic series which boastly shouts “Clive Barker’s – Hellraiser! Boom Studios has taken the plunge into darkness, the kind that true fans of the series can appreciate and that new fans can descend into madness. With Issue #1, we are reunited with a few familiars. Kirsty Cotton, Pinhead, the Female Cenobite and a few of their … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 4: Bloodline (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: Spanning four centuries, this petrifying Gothic thriller recounts the anguished past of the L’Merchant clan, who unwittingly fashioned the puzzle box that unlocked Hades’ gates — and unleashed the monstrous Pinhead (Doug Bradley). As he and his band of diabolical demons propagate evil on Earth, three generations of L’Merchants (all portrayed by Bruce Ramsey) battle the legions of darkness to annihilate Pinhead … permanently. REVIEW: First and foremost, I’m a fan of Clive Barker’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Clive Barker’s directing debut follows the tale of a couple (Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins) who move into an old house and discovers a hideous creature (Oliver Smith) — the man’s half-brother (and his wife’s former lover) — hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to three demons, the man’s been brought back to life by a drop of blood on the floor. Soon, he’s forcing his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to … Continue reading

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A Hellraiser without Doug Bradley?!?!

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The Hellraiser franchise has seen it’s share of ups and downs. The first two were phenomenal and the third was a big disappointment to say the least. Let’s not even talk about the fourth one in this series. Through it all there has been one constant however. It’s that Doug Bradley has been Pinhead. He plays the character well (as well as a script will allow) and has always been a fan favorite horror movie … Continue reading

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