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Fourth film in the ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' franchise, the last one released theatrically, and final one to have any involvement from creator Creator/CliveBarker.

It's the year 2127. And at the mysterious Space Station Minos, a man named Paul Merchant has a robot fiddling with a very familiar-looking box. As the robot solves the cursed puzzle (and is subsequently blown to smithereens) a group of several guards storm into Merchant's station, and place him under arrest.

In captivity, Paul proceeds to detail the history his family has with the Lament Configuration, and the Cenobites. And the plans he has for them aboard the space station.

To say this film suffered from ExecutiveMeddling would be an understatement. Several characters and plot points were left on the cutting room floor, and the movie was shoved into theaters. Barker cut ties with the film franchise afterwards.
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!!This film has the examples of:

* AlanSmithee: Unsurprisingly, the ExecutiveMeddling cheesed off director Keven Yagher. Hence Alan Smithee being the credited director.
* AndIntroducing: Bloodline features the first acting credit for ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' and ''Series/PartyDown'' star Adam Scott.
* BaitTheDog: Pinhead appears to be petting a little white dove in one scene. He promptly feeds it to his hellhound the Chatterbeast.
* BastardUnderstudy: Jacques and his mentor the Duc de l'Isle are satanists who dabble in the dark arts by summoning demons. They summon one in the form of a Demon Princess, but Jacques quickly murders the Duc to be with her.
* CreepyTwins: Pinhead fuses a pair twins together to create a Cenobite.
* DemonicPossession: The Duc de l'Isle and his apprentice Jacques kill a woman to use as a host for Angelique. They don't even need the whole body. Angelique is literally wearing the girl's skin, as is common in the franchise. She uses it for several centuries.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: Angelique holds the title of Princess of Hell. Pinhead still seems to outrank her.
* DemotedToDragon: After Angelique summons Pinhead to help her with John Merchant they stand on roughly equal ground. When Merchant tricks them he drags her back to Hell for her failure and makes her a part of his retinue of servant Cenobites.
* DontSplitUsUp: The cenobite which turned out to be supernaturally conjoined identical twins; how much of it was their choice is arguable.
* DreamWeaver: Angelique visits John Merchant's dreams as a mysterious dame to tempt him, going so far as to [[EroticDream make out with him]] at one point.
* EroticDream: John Merchant has sex with the villainess Angelique in his dreams, which she deliberately sends John in an attempt to seduce him.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Angelique is the princess of HELL. [[spoiler:After she fails to corrupt the modern descendant of Lemarchand, Pinhead takes her to Hell with him and remakes her in his image. The next time we see her, she's just another Cenobite in his retinue.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: The Duc de l'Isle and Jacques summon a demon princess to suit their whims. She ends up killing both of them, the Duc by seducing Jacques to betray him and disposing of Jacques when he decides to stand in her way centuries later.
* EvilerThanThou: Pinhead berates Angelique for trying to win John Merchant over through seduction. He thinks it takes too long and wouldn't be as much fun as torturing John and his loved ones until they give in.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Angelique originally had a french accent. It [[ExecutiveMeddling was cut]].
* FateWorseThanDeath: Pinhead decides to give John Merchant's son such a fate by planning to torture the child for a thousand-odd years, during which the boy "will wish he had died instead".
* FinalGirl: Rimmer, who also happens to be [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only female security member.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: Paul is still fighting with the Cenobites in the far future, so it's obvious his predecessors are going to perish at their hands.
* {{Hellhound}}: Chatter Beast, though background material indicates it WasOnceAMan, as with all the other Cenobites.
* HellOnEarth: Pinhead wants to open the portal to the Cenobite dimension so his armies can invade the Earth and slowly torture humanity to death.
* IAmTheNoun:
--> '''Pinhead:''' What you think of as pain is a shadow. Pain has a face. Allow me to show it to you. Gentlemen, I... Am... Pain.
* IdenticalGrandson: Bruce Ramsey [[ActingForTwo portrays three members]] of the Merchant family across 400 years (Phillip L'Merchant in 18th century France, John Merchant in 20th century France, and Paul Merchant in 22nd century space).
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: Discussed when Pinhead says that the insignificant creatures that walk the Earth only look to the light and are oblivious to the untold darkness beyond. He's delighted to see it reduced to a world of suffering and death when he takes over.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:This movie features the canonical death of Pinhead.]]
* MadeOfIron: Pinhead shrugs off laser blasts.
* MagicVersusScience: [[spoiler: The space station is really a gigantic array of solar mirrors designed to obliterate Pinhead with light. It is also the ultimate form of the Lament Configuration. It is revealed that to close the gateway so that it can never again be opened requires power that could also open the gateway so that it can never again be closed.]]
* MirrorMonster: Angelique kills [[spoiler:one of the future soldiers]] by appearing in a mirror in her human form as a woman pleading for help before dragging him in and decapitating him.
* MonsterClown: Angelique was supposed to be served by a troupe of these. Sadly the movie went through it's own DevelopmentHell, and they were one of the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen many casualties]].
* OffWithHisHead:
** [[spoiler:Pinhead murders John Merchant by impaling him through the neck with a hook, which then folds out into two blades which decapitate John.]]
** [[spoiler:A future soldier is decapitated with mirror magic.]]
* OhCrap:
** Paul's robot has just enough time to get this across before he goes boom.
** Pinhead himself, when Paul [[spoiler:activates the Elysium Configuration.]]
* OriginStory: Of the Lament Configuration.
* PremortemOneLiner: "Play dead" (to Chatter Beast) and "Welcome to oblivion" (to Pinhead).
* RecycledInSpace: ''Hellraiser'' in [-IN VICTORIAN FRANCE!-] and later [-IN SPACE!-]
* StoppedNumberingSequels: Officially, but some posters (like the one above) and DVD releases (''[[Letters2Numbers Hellr4iser: Bloodline]]'') keep the numbering.
* TwistEnding: The space station is [[spoiler: the perfected "anti-Lament Configuration" that previous Merchants couldn't get quite right.]]
* TheVamp: Angelique is a demon currently occupying the body of an attractive woman and seduces her victims only to kill or torture them to death later on.
* WouldHurtAChild: Pinhead decides to torture John Merchant's son to compel him to undo his designs that could destroy the Cenobites.
* WorthyOpponent: At the end Pinhead notes he relished his centuries-long fight with the Merchant family and wished it could continue.
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