Hellraiser is a 1987 British supernatural horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, and produced by Christopher Figg, based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart. The film marked Barker's directorial debut. The film involves a puzzle-box which summons the "Cenobites", a murderous group from another dimension who cannot differentiate between pain and pleasure. They are led by the Lead Cenobite (played by Doug Bradley and identified in the sequels as "Pinhead").
In Morocco, Frank Cotton buys a puzzle box from a dealer. In a bare attic, when Frank solves the puzzle, hooked chains emerge and tear him apart. Later, the room is filled with swinging chains and covered with the remnants of his body. A black-robed figure picks up the box and returns it to its original state, restoring the room to normal.
|editor||Richard Marden Tony Randel|
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|publisher||British Film Institute Entertainment Film Distributors Monthly Film Bulletin|