Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Horror Movie Wednesday: Hellraiser
I love horror movies! I watch a lot of them just for fun all year long. I even a horror-movie-night every week with a few friends. I thought it would be a good idea to write down a few thoughts about some of these horror movies I watch, all the good, bad, and in between. I'm not an expert or anything. Die-hard horror movie buffs will love quite a few that I'm not all that fond of....But I'll just throw a few thoughts out every week for fun and see what sticks!
Hellraiser (1987): This is a cult classic and one on the must-see of horror lists. I finally watched it last week with my horror cohorts. The special effects were truly gruesome and well-done. Undead Frank was awfully good!
Frank his deviant sexual ways and comes across a puzzle box. He solves it and is horrifically transported to some sort of hell. Cut to Larry (we learn later is Frank's brother) and his wife taking over Frank's house after he's gone missing. Larry's wife Julia, we learn through flashbacks, has been having an affair with Frank and is desperate to find him. She finds him pretty quickly after Larry cuts his hand and bleeds all over....because Frank's been waiting to feast on some blood through the floorboards and comes back as some horrific being all sinew, muscle, and bone. He needs to feed! Will Julia bring him the bodies? What is she willing to do to bring Frank back?!
It's cheesy. The story doesn't make a lot of sense but it's probably not supposed to. The themes of pain and pleasure and sex all run throughout this movie. It's pretty out there for its time. It wasn't great but it was a fun watch.