I saw this movie in the late eighties and found it boring... now I want to see it again!That half-transformed face is creepy as hell - plus, it looks like it's wearing a Hitler mustache.
I like Shrader a lot (particularly Blue Collar, American Gigolo and Mishima) but yes, this film can be boring -- especially compared to Lewton's amazing original. I found my mind wandering as I watched this again... but there's some nice shots, and nice soundtrack.
I didn't mean to say it's a bad film, Jeffrey. I was 15 or so and Hellraiser was the epitome of a good movie for me back then.
I probably was expecting something like American Werewolf.
I really liked the first few minutes, when the sky is red. I had vauge memories of this for a long time. The sexual innuendo I think stuck with me the longest though. My uncle showed me this and The Evil Dead, and some old Hercules movie. It was a quite an evening...But yeah I had memories of "Children Of The Corn" bieng impressive too, and on rewatch it just doesnt hold up. Nice screens.
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