Home video poster for Hellraiser: Deader
|Directed by||Rick Bota|
|Produced by||David S. Greathouse
|Written by||Neal Marshall Stevens
by Clive Barker
|Music by||Henning Lohner|
|Cinematography||Vivi Dragan Vasile|
|Distributed by||Dimension Home Video
|Running time||88 minutes|
Hellraiser: Deader is a 2005 American horror film directed by Rick Bota. It is the seventh installment in the Hellraiser series. Like the previous two entries in the series, Hellraiser: Inferno and Hellraiser: Hellseeker it began as an unrelated horror spec script owned by Dimension, which was rewritten as a Hellraiser film. The original script was written by Neal Marshall Stevens who also wrote the script for the 2001 remake of Thirteen Ghosts.
Investigative reporter Amy Klein (Kari Wührer) is sent to Bucharest to investigate the origins of a video tape apparently depicting the ritualistic murder—and subsequent resurrection—of a member of a cult calling themselves "The Deaders". In Bucharest, Amy tracks down the return address of the VHS and discovers the corpse of a girl holding a puzzle box, the Lament Configuration. Solving the box causes Pinhead (Doug Bradley) to appear and warns Amy that she is in danger. Amy pursues leads, ultimately tracking down Winter LeMarchand, (Paul Rhys) the leader of the cult. Winter is the descendant of the toymaker who designed the puzzle box, which can open a portal to a realm populated by the Cenobites, hedonistic entities that experiment in forms of extreme sadomasochism. Winter believes that as the heir to the LeMarchand name, it is his birthright to access the realm of the Cenobites and become their master.
However, Winter has been unable to open the box himself. Believing that it takes an individual whose life circumstances have brought them to a nihilistic point beyond life-or-death, Winter founded the Deaders, attracting emotionally vulnerable individuals, murdering them, and resurrecting them with necromancy in the hopes of creating someone who can open the box. Winter kills and resurrects Amy, resulting in her experiencing an extended waking dream during which she relives physical and sexual abuses from her childhood by her drunken, abusive father and young Amy eventually murdered him by stabbing him in the stomach.
Coming back to reality in the Deaders' compound, Amy successfully opens the box and summons the Cenobites. Their leader, Pinhead, expresses disdain for Winter and his family and denies that any mortal could ever control the Cenobites. Pinhead and the Cenobites then slaughter all of the Deaders before indicating to Amy that she is now indebted to them by opening the box. Rather than be taken back to the Cenobite realm, Amy kills herself. After that, the house explodes.
Charles is watching the news reporting the incident. His secretary asks if there had been any word from Amy and Charles says no. His secretary asks if he thinks something happened to Amy and Charles has no idea. The secretary shows in a young female journalist and Charles talks about showing her a tape that might interest her.
- Doug Bradley as Pinhead
- Kari Wührer as Amy Klein
- Paul Rhys as Winter LeMarchand
- Simon Kunz as Charles Richmond
- Marc Warren as Joey
- Georgina Rylance as Marla
- Ionut Chermenski as Group Leader
- Hugh Jorgin as The Arrogant Reporter
- Linda Marlowe as Betty
- Madalina Constantin as Anna
- Ioana Abur as Katia
- Constantin Barbulescu as The Landlord (as Costi Barbulescu)
- Daniel Chirea as Amy's Father
- Maria Pintea as Young Amy
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