Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival

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Hellraiser 30th Anniversary Restoration

8.30pm, Friday 27 October 2017 | Vue Cinema Hull

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30th anniversary restoration screening of one of the greatest horror movies of the '80s. The directorial debut from horror novelist Clive Barker.

Sexual deviant Frank inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank's body apart. When Frank's brother and his wife, Julia, move into Frank's old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.

Awards

Winner Critics Award, Fantsporto 1988; Nominated Best Horror Film, Saturn Awards 1987.

"(Writer/Director Clive) Barker's dazzling debut as a director creates such an atmosphere of dread that the astonishing visual set pieces simply detonate in a chain reaction of cumulative intensity." - Derek Adams, Time-Out

"Not only did it revolutionise horror and force mainstream critics to accept that it could ... have real artistic weight, it captured a moment in time when social and sexual mores were shifting in a fascinating way." - Jennie Kermode, Eye on Film

Trailer

Director

Clive Barker

Year

1987

Country

UK

Run Time

94 mins

Rating

18

Language

English