Quick-Thoughts: Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

To be fair though, even the best performers in the world couldn’t act around this script’s dialogue lol. 

Yep! I’m still going strong with my annual Hellraiser watches, especially since I’ve actually come around to appreciating Hellbound (1988) over this past year as my new crown of the franchise! The third entry though, Hell on Earth, is by a long shot the most homicidal in the series thus far, with enough body-count massacre present to make even its own predecessors puke and enough will for cramming in every possible explosion the filmmaker’s had available on set — gotta get your money’s worth! — to make this Michael Bay’s favorite Hellraiser. For those looking for sadomasochist eye candy, this isn’t a bad choice, but in terms of actually adding anything worthwhile to the thematic core of this franchise instead of just being a cliff-notes retread of already established material or writing new and interesting characters instead of awkwardly radical and even overthought ones, this is a massive step down from the previous two films, but honestly? Not as bad as most downhill slasher sequels.

Verdict: C-

“Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth” is now available to rent on Amazon Prime.

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