History YMMV / Hellraiser

6th Mar '17 2:33:48 PM Wyldchyld
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* FetishFuel: If you're into S&M, the entire series reads as this. The design of the Cenobites is even inspired by visits Clive Barker payed to S&M clubs.
6th Feb '17 4:03:08 PM ThallianGold
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** Possibly an example of TheArtifact, as the female Cenobite was the leader in the book.
14th Dec '16 8:45:42 PM Scoutstr295
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* {{Sequelitis}}: The first two films are worth watching. The others are all over the place, with Hell on Earth, Bloodlines, and Inferno being the only generally-well-liked ones.
** One interesting aversion is that Inferno and Hellseeker operate on similar formulas. Whichever one the person sees first might make them favor that one over the other. Inferno precedes Hellseeker historically but given the later sequels don't number anymore, plenty of people may not have watched in order.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: The first two films are worth watching. The others are all over the place, with Hell ''Hell on Earth, Bloodlines, Earth'', ''Bloodline'', and Inferno ''Inferno'' being the only generally-well-liked ones.
** One interesting aversion is that Inferno ''Inferno'' and Hellseeker ''Hellseeker'' operate on similar formulas. Whichever one the person sees first might make them favor that one over the other. Inferno ''Inferno'' precedes Hellseeker historically ''Hellseeker'' historically, but given the later sequels don't number anymore, plenty of people may not have watched in order.
11th Dec '16 2:15:05 PM jeffreyloonychen
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** Pinhead himself started as this in the first film. Julia was intended to be the BigBad.

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** Pinhead himself started as this in the first film. film before being promoted as a BreakoutVillain. Julia was intended to be the BigBad.BigBad.
* EvilIsCool: Pinhead is the face of the ''Hellraiser'' series.
27th Nov '16 4:47:30 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FanNickname: Pinhead was originally listed in the first film's credits as "Lead Cenobite," and Barker himself has been known to say calling him "Pinhead" makes him sound stupid. Which didn't stop the sequels from [[AscendedFanon adopting the fan nickname as the official one]].
12th Jun '16 7:10:34 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Frank Cotton, who also appears in the second film, was a cruel [[TheHedonist hedonist]] before he was taken by the Cenobites. After his escape, he shows no remorse in murdering innocent people to drain them of their vital fluids to repair himself. When his niece Kirsty Cotton finds him, [[EvilUncle he tries to rape her]]. He also [[CandAndAbel murders his own brother]] and wears his skin as a disguise; Frank also murders his accomplice and lover Julia with no remorse. When he's taken by the Cenobites again, Frank languishes in a private hell and sends Kirsty letters begging for help, pretending to be her father so she'll come to save him, solely so [[VillainousIncest he can keep her]] as a SexSlave.

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* CompleteMonster: Frank Cotton, who also appears in the second film, was a cruel [[TheHedonist hedonist]] before he was taken by the Cenobites. After his escape, he shows no remorse in murdering innocent people to drain them of their vital fluids to repair himself. When his niece Kirsty Cotton finds him, [[EvilUncle he tries to rape her]]. He also [[CandAndAbel [[CainAndAbel murders his own brother]] and wears his skin as a disguise; Frank also murders his accomplice and lover Julia with no remorse. When he's taken by the Cenobites again, Frank languishes in a private hell and sends Kirsty letters begging for help, pretending to be her father so she'll come to save him, solely so [[VillainousIncest he can keep her]] as a SexSlave.
12th Jun '16 7:09:59 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Frank Cotton, who also appears in the second film, was a cruel [[TheHedonist hedonist]] before he was taken by the Cenobites. After his escape, he shows no remorse in murdering innocent people to drain them of their vital fluids to repair himself. When his niece Kirsty Cotton finds him, [[EvilUncle he tries to rape her]]. He also [[CandAndAble murders his own brother]] and wears his skin as a disguise; Frank also murders his accomplice and lover Julia with no remorse. When he's taken by the Cenobites again, Frank languishes in a private hell and sends Kirsty letters begging for help, pretending to be her father so she'll come to save him, solely so [[VillainousIncest he can keep her]] as a SexSlave.

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* CompleteMonster: Frank Cotton, who also appears in the second film, was a cruel [[TheHedonist hedonist]] before he was taken by the Cenobites. After his escape, he shows no remorse in murdering innocent people to drain them of their vital fluids to repair himself. When his niece Kirsty Cotton finds him, [[EvilUncle he tries to rape her]]. He also [[CandAndAble [[CandAndAbel murders his own brother]] and wears his skin as a disguise; Frank also murders his accomplice and lover Julia with no remorse. When he's taken by the Cenobites again, Frank languishes in a private hell and sends Kirsty letters begging for help, pretending to be her father so she'll come to save him, solely so [[VillainousIncest he can keep her]] as a SexSlave.
12th Jun '16 5:24:21 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Frank Cotton was a cruel [[TheHedonist hedonist]] before he was taken by the Cenobites. After his escape, he shows no remorse in murdering innocent people to drain them of their vital fluids to repair himself. When his niece Kirsty Cotton finds him, he tries to rape her. He also murders his own brother and wears his skin as a disguise; Frank also murders his accomplice and lover Julia with no remorse. When he's taken by the Cenobites again, Frank languishes in a private hell and sends Kirsty letters begging for help, pretending to be her father so she'll come to save him, solely so he can keep her as a SexSlave.

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* CompleteMonster: Frank Cotton Cotton, who also appears in the second film, was a cruel [[TheHedonist hedonist]] before he was taken by the Cenobites. After his escape, he shows no remorse in murdering innocent people to drain them of their vital fluids to repair himself. When his niece Kirsty Cotton finds him, [[EvilUncle he tries to rape her. her]]. He also [[CandAndAble murders his own brother brother]] and wears his skin as a disguise; Frank also murders his accomplice and lover Julia with no remorse. When he's taken by the Cenobites again, Frank languishes in a private hell and sends Kirsty letters begging for help, pretending to be her father so she'll come to save him, solely so [[VillainousIncest he can keep her her]] as a SexSlave.
18th Feb '16 7:24:24 AM Shadowgazer
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* EvilIsSexy: Julia's motivation for choosing bad-boy Frank over his good brother Larry.

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* EvilIsSexy: Julia's motivation for choosing bad-boy Frank over his good brother Larry. Of course if she did not like evil then she would have self-loathing issues and for some fans she qualifies as well.
5th Feb '16 2:12:52 PM oja
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* FetishFuel: If you're into S&M, the entire series reads as this. The design of the Cenobites is even inspired by visits Clive Barker payed to S&M clubs.
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