There was definitely a phase in my life where I loved what Clive Barker was doing (like this and Nightbreed). Sure, the effects are of the era, but this film is still incredibly creepy, and I can still appreciate how different this felt from most of the horror films of the era — body and sexual horror, as opposed to most of the slasher stuff we mostly got. I remember really liking Hellraiser II too, but I’m sure it didn’t have the impact of the first one.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.