Hellraiser is a horror franchise that consists of ten movies, as well as multiple novels and comic book series. The franchise is based on the novella The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker, who also wrote and directed the first film. The plotline of the series focuses on a puzzle box that serves as a gateway to another dimension inhabited by monsters called Cenobites who deliver an eternity of torture to those who solve and open the box.
- 1 Films
- 2 Literature
- 3 Short films
- 4 References
Films[edit | edit source]
Frank Cotton escapes from the cenobites, and with the help of Julia Cotton Frank regenerates his body with the blood from the victims that Julia supplies him with. Meanwhile, Kirsty Cotton accidentally summons the Cenobites, and in order to save her own soul, she must help them find Frank.
Kristy Cotton from the first film recieves a dusturbing message from her father, Larry Cotton who begs her to help him after being pulled into hell in the first film. To do this, she must go into hell with her friend Tiffany and confront her enemy, Pinhead.
Trapped in the Pillar of Souls, Pinhead convinces J.P. Monroe to bring him human beings so that he may escape. After escaping, Pinhead has been completely separated from his human self. Now more evil and powerful, Pinhead goes on a killing spree in New York City with his new followers while a TV reporter named Joey Summerskill must overpower Pinhead and send him back to his own dimension.
Literature[edit | edit source]
Novels[edit | edit source]
The novella that inspired the first Hellraiser movie.
Hellbound Hearts is an anthology book consisting of twenty-one Hellraiser-related stories. It was released on September 29, 2009.
Short Stories[edit | edit source]
Look, See...[edit | edit source]
A short story written by Nicholas Vance in 1989, that gives backstory on the Chatterer. 
Children of Fire[edit | edit source]
A short story set in the Hellraiser universe, written by Peter Atkins, and published in 1992's Dread Summer Special. 
Starting in 1989, after Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Epic Comics (an imprint of Marvel) published a series of comic book spin-offs for the Hellraiser series.