Hellraiser – A Retrospective

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The main man.

In what is now an established Halloween tradition, it is time for me to pick a horror franchise, force myself to watch it all and then moan about it on here. So far I’ve done A Nightmare on Elm StreetHalloweenFriday the 13th and Saw (the writing on the older ones makes me cringe) with all five of them successfully driving me a little bit insane. Of course, that’s partly down to the fact that I have developed a habit of binging these increasingly awful films in the last five days of October before promising that next year it will be different. Guess what, folks? It wasn’t!

2019’s franchise of choice is Hellraiser, Clive Barker’s brainchild and a series which has, at the time of writing, ten films, most of which went straight to DVD. Why do I do this to myself?

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Krampus (2015)

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Christmas films, much like Christmas music, have a rather poor success rate.  For every It’s a Wonderful Life there are ten Home Alone 2s.  Standing out among the crap is hard.  One surefire way to not get ignored is to base your film around an evil Santa Claus, Krampus.

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