aka: Hellraiser 5: Inferno
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Sadler
The terrifying new chapter in the “Hellraiser” legacy!
Joseph Thorne is a working detective in Denver that takes everything he has for granted. He has a beautiful wife, a lovely young daughter and a respectable job, but he still can’t let go of living a life of sin. He cheats on his wife, is hardly home and doesn’t play it straight at his job.
After investigating a strange murder, he finds a puzzle box that he takes with him home. After opening the box he Thorne opens up the doors to another dimension that will mess with him while he is still trying to solve the murder case by hunting down an evil being named “The Engineer”.
This fifth entry in the Hellraiser series marks a change in the direction. No longer does the story really revolve around the puzzle box and the cenobites, instead the fans got several sequels that felt like they were original scripts that they just found a way to add the cenobites and the puzzle box into. Why the studios decided to go this way with such a fantastic and popular franchise is beyond me and is the biggest puzzle of the entire franchise.