Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival: Hellraiser
Clive Barker | 1987 | UK | 18 | 94 mins
30th anniversary restoration screening of one of the greatest horror movies of the ’80s. The directorial debut from horror novelist Clive Barker.
Sexual deviant Frank inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother and his wife, Julia, move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.
Starring Sean Chapman, Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
Winner Critics Award, Fantsporto 1988; Nominated Best Horror Film, Saturn Awards 1987
“(Writer/Director Clive) Barker’s dazzling debut as a director creates such an atmosphere of dread that the astonishing visual set pieces simply detonate in a chain reaction of cumulative intensity.” – Derek Adams, Time-Out
“Not only did it revolutionise horror and force mainstream critics to accept that it could … have real artistic weight, it captured a moment in time when social and sexual mores were shifting in a fascinating way.” Jennie Kermode, Eye on Film
HELLRAISER is rated 18. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
The film will be proceeded by a short film by claymation filmmaker Lee Hardcastle.
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts. Please note – this screening will not feature any adverts or trailers.
6.30pm: Introduction by festival team, Lee Hardcastle short film, main feature, Hellraiser
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