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Deader is the seventh Hellraiser film, released in 2005.

Amy Klein (Kari Wührer) has come to Bucharest to investigate a Cult called the Deaders. She then gets involved in a plot by the cult's leader, who wants to take over the Cenobites' realm.

Deader has the examples of:

  • Absurdly-Spacious Sewer: Played with and subverted. Amy enters one, only to get caught in a claustrophobically narrow passage that continues to taper until it becomes impassable.
  • Badass Boast: Winter tries, convinced right up to the end that he's laid claim to the box's power. Pinhead is unimpressed.
    Winter: You cannot harm me.
    Pinhead: Oh you're not the first person to say that. And you won't be the last.
  • Came Back Wrong: While most of the Deaders look like disheveled people with some injury relating to their death, Marla looks like an outright rotting zombie; apparently her lack of faith in Winter is the cause of this.
  • Continuity Nod: Winter is a member of the Lemarchand family whom Pinhead was revealed to be stalking and eliminating throughout the ages in Hellraiser: Bloodline.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Much like Frank Cotton before him, Winter gets torn to pieces by Pinhead's chains.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Marla (depending on how rotten she is in a particular scene).
  • Downer Ending: Amy Klein may not have been taken by Cenobites, but she's still dead.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Amy.
  • Parental Incest: Flashbacks implicate that Amy was sexually abused by her father.
  • Religion of Evil: The cult of the Deaders.
  • Shmuck Bait: Amy finds the several day old corpse of a young woman with a packet near her body and the Lament Configuration in her stiffened hand. After retrieving both, the journalist watched a video tape from the packet in which the dead woman instructs her, with quite a large degree of urgency, to not open the box. Mere seconds after finishing the tape, she opens the box.
  • Sinister Subway: Amy enters this at one point.
  • Torso with a View: Pinhead kills the remaining Deaders by sending chains through their bodies and ripping giant holes in their stomaches.