Release date: 1988
Having decided in a recent ‘Vamp or Not?’ that the original Hellraiser flick can be classed as Vamp due to Uncle Frank (Sean Chapman), and the manner of his resurrection into our dimension and the continued need for blood to reconstitute his body, then it falls that Hellraiser 2: Hellbound should get a review.
Uncle Frank does appear in this episode of the series – in a vision and then in Hell – but it is actually the duplicitous vixen (and, in the more mundane sense of the word, Vamp) Julia (Clare Higgins, Being Human) who draws us to this film.
|when Pinhead was a lad|
|sacrificed for Julia's return|
|a bit of suckocity|
|Kenneth Cranham as Channard|
Incidentally – it is the return of Frank and Julia that makes me look at these films for TMtV. The return (or probably the de-petrification) of Pinhead in the third film involves blood and flesh as an agent of his escape but is not a resurrection as such and does not lead to a greater need to hunt for flesh for continued restoration. Thus the third film does not have a vampire element in my opinion.