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Hellraiser Introduction

This screening will be introduced by Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Film details

A 30th anniversary screening of the classic British horror film. A puzzle box opens a gateway to another dimension, bringing forth the iconic soul-stealer Pinhead and his Cenobites, fetish-demons who promise pleasure, pain and the ultimate raising of Hell on Earth. Nobody really saw this coming in 1987 but Clive Barker’s directorial debut – an adaption of his short story The Hellbound Heart – was a huge low-budget hit and has since gone on to spawn eight sequels (or nine, if 2017’s Judgment appears), testament to the rich mythology and depth of imagination already apparent in the ferocious original.