Hellraise Review: Clive Barker's S&M Classic Resurrected

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The Pinhead, played by Jamie Clayton, adds a touch of androgyny to a new version of a cult horror classic that is otherwise very straight. It's unlikely that any review, good or bad,

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will change how people react to the latest "Hellraiser" movie, which is the 11th in the series.

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Once a property becomes a cult favorite, fans will enjoy anything related to it, even if all they

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care about is where it fits in the canon. Based on Clive Barker's 1986 novella and originally made

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into a movie by Barker himself, "Hellraiser" is for freaks, punks, and fetishists who see themselves

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in the S&M-inspired look and story of limitless sexual exploration

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In the new version, unfortunately, all of the kink and perversion have been taken out, leaving only a

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Nice gay couple. It's "Hellraiser" done by Disney, which, by the way, is who paid for this new version of the classic.

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"Hellraiser" is a rebirth of the franchise set in 2022. It gets rid of all the sexy subversion that got it here in the first place.

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like a cenobitic skin. It's fun, and Barker's creative tropes are used to tell a solidly scary nightmare,

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but it's just a pale copy of the original. David Bruckner did a good job directing "Hellraiser."

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