Hellraiser is a horror movie frachise that consists of eight movies and a comic book series. The franchise is based on the novella The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker, who als wrote and directed the first film. The plotline of the series focuses on a puzzle box that serves as a gateway to another dimension inhabited by monsters called Cenobites who deiver an eternity of torture to those who solve and open the box.
Frank Cotton escapes from the cenobites, and with the help of Julia Cotton Frank regenerates his body with the blood from the victims that Julia supplies him with. Meanwhile, Kirsty Cotton accidentally summons the Cenobites, and in order to save her own soul, she must help them find Frank.
Hellbound: Hellraiser IIEdit
Kristy Cotton from the first film recieves a dusturbing message from her father, Larry Cotton who begs her to help him after being pulled into hell in the first film. To do this, she must go into hell with her friend Tiffany and confront her enemy, Pinhead.
Hellraiser III: Hell On EarthEdit
Trapped in the Pillar of Souls, Pinhead convinces J.P. Monroe to bring him human beings so that he may escape. After escaping, Pinhead has been completely separated from his human self. Now more evil and powerful, Pinhead goes on a killing spree in New York City with his new followers while a TV reporter named Joey Summerskill must overpower Pinhead and send him back to his own dimension.
On September 29, 2009, an anthology book consisting of twenty-one stories and entitled Hellbound Hearts was released.
1989, after Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Epic Comics published a series of comic book spin-offs for the Hellraiser series.