Hellbound: Hellraiser II

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Abortions For All

Film critic Roger Ebert (who is resembling a Cenobite more and more each day (sorry Rog)) summed up the plot of Hellbound: Hellraiser II perfectly by saying, “This movie has no plot in a conventional sense; it is simply a series of ugly and bloody episodes strung together one after another like a demo tape by a perverted special-effects man.” Ebert continues by claiming Hellraiser II, “is like some kind of avant-garde film strip in which there is no beginning, no middle, no end, but simply a series of gruesome images that can be watched in any order.” That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but Ebert’s critique does bring up two integral aspects of the film: its plot is almost non-existent and the violent special effects are very interesting, potentially enjoyable. While Hellbound does continue the story from the first film, including and elaborating on most of Hellraiser’s characters…

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