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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

An investigative reporter must send the newly unbound Pinhead and his legions back to Hell.

Director:

Anthony Hickox

Writers:

Clive Barker (characters), Peter Atkins (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bernhardt ... J.P. Monroe / Pistonhead Cenobite
Lawrence Mortorff Lawrence Mortorff ... Bum
Terry Farrell ... Joanne 'Joey' Summerskill
Ken Carpenter ... Daniel 'Doc' Fisher / Camerahead Cenobite
Sharon Hill ... Blond Nurse
Paula Marshall ... Terri / Skinless Sandy / Dreamer Cenobite
Robert C. Treveiler ... Paramedic 1 (as Rob Treveiler)
Christopher Frederick Christopher Frederick ... Paramedic 2
Lawrence Kuppin Lawrence Kuppin ... Derelict
Sharon Percival Sharon Percival ... Brittany Virtue
Philip Hyland Philip Hyland ... Brad
David Young ... Bill the Bouncer
Brent Bolthouse ... CD the DJ
Peter Atkins Peter Atkins ... Rick the Barman / Barbie Cenobite
Paul Coleman Paul Coleman ... Soldier 1 (as Paul Vincent Coleman)
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Storyline

Pinhead is stuck in a block after the Big Confrontation in "Hellbound," The block containing Pinhead and the puzzle cube is bought by a young playboy as sculpture. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once free, he seeks to destroy the puzzle cube so he need never return to Hell, but a female reporter is investigating the grisly murders and stands in his way. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What began in Hell, will end on Earth. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,208,009, 13 September 1992

Gross USA:

$12,534,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,534,961
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Doug Bradley said he enjoyed the production and working with Hickox, he experienced discomfort in some of his scenes. Early on, Bradley had to act from within the uncomfortable Pillar of Souls prop, were Pinhead is trapped. This limited Bradley's acting to just his face and voice. Bradley also said that the makeup from Hellraiser III was his least favorite. They changed Pinheads makeup to make it faster to apply and remove, but this had the side effect of making it more uncomfortable to wear. however, Bradley was able to find an optician that allowed him to wear a prescription version of Pinheads black lenses, allowing him to stay in character for much longer periods. See more »

Goofs

When J.P. is asking Terri to get close to him, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen on the statue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bum: [referring to the Pillar of Souls] You want it?
J.P. Monroe: [laughs] Is it yours?
Bum: No. Not mine. Yours.
J.P. Monroe: How much you want for it?
Bum: Whatever you think it's worth.
[receives money]
Bum: Exactly the figure I had in mind. Take pleasure in it.
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Alternate Versions

The uncut version also contains more insert cuts of dead soilders and gore in the trenches (when Joey makes her ghostly visit to WW1). And theres a new short scene before J.P discovers that the box is missing from the pillar of souls. The scene opens with the last employees of the "Boiler room" leaving and saying Goodbye to J.P. The scene is ap. 10 sec and ends with J.P comming out of his office. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Troublemaker
Performed by Triumph
Music and Lyrics by Gil Moore, Mike Levine & Mladen
Produced by Triumph & Noel Golden
Published by Tritunes Music & Trisong Music
Courtesy of Victory Music
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Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth
1 December 2015 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

The third instalment of the "Hellraiser" franchise begins with a reporter the big story continues to elude until one night at the hospital she witnesses something supernatural and inexplicable. The mischievous cube has returned and is wreaking havoc. Then one of the creatures behind it offers a character named JP the chance to join up with it; at first JP is reluctant, he lures girls into his inner sanctum with flattery, and once he has had his way with his conquest of the night, gives her her marching orders. He may be a jerk of the first order, but murder for pleasure is not his style, even though the entity reminds him he murdered his own parents!

JP agrees to go along with it but the partnership doesn't last long because after he tries to feed his next conquest to it, she punches him out with a knuckle dustered fist, and takes his place. After that it all gets a bit confusing, as if it hadn't been already, but if you like gore, special effects and pyrotechnics, you should find something in the last twenty minutes or so of interest, and if you like the type of music one usually associates with films of this nature, you might like the soundtrack too, especially the title song by Motörhead.


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