No question, the “Hellraiser” series is cult. But when you make or hear this statement, it’s mostly about the first two parts, “Hellraiser – The Gate to Hell” from 1987 and “Hellbound: Hellraiser II” from 1988, which are rightly called horror classics today be able. Everything that came after that was average at best, but also real junk at worst, some of which was only staged so that the production company wouldn’t lose the rights to the franchise.
In the meantime, the “Hellraiser” series has a total of ten parts, making it one of the longest-lived horror franchises ever, along with “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th”. Nevertheless, Pinhead fans have been looking into the tube for years when it comes to the latest “Hellraiser” film, because: “Hellraiser: Judgment” by Gary J. Tunnicliffe has never been released in this country, neither on Blu-ray or DVD nor in stream. Until now!
“Hellraiser: Judgment” has now quietly appeared in Joyn’s subscription, which is quite surprising. On the one hand, because many fans of the cult horror series have probably already given up on the idea of being offered the latest “Hellraiser” shocker in Germany. On the other hand, because it’s not Netflix or Amazon Prime Video is, but Joyn of all people. For example, the grandiose cringe comedy “jerks.” with Christian Ulmen and Fahri Yardim is based here.
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In “Hellraiser: Judgment” everything revolves around a diabolical serial killer who is up to mischief in an American town. Detectives Sean (Damon Carney) and David Carter (Randy Wayne) join the investigation with detective Christin Edgerton (Alexandra Harris). In doing so, however, they fall into the clutches of Pinhead (Paul T. Taylor) and other hell beings who have come to earth to torture…
It goes without saying that you shouldn’t expect a masterpiece from “Hellraiser: Judgment”. If you believe the IMDb rating, which comes to 4.3 out of 10 possible stars, the film could even be a real pickle. However, completists can be happy that they can now easily complete the “Hellraiser” series in Germany. If you don’t have a Joyn subscription, you can test the streaming service for seven days free of charge – and simply cancel the subscription after “Judgment”.
By the way: At the moment, a new edition of “Hellraiser – The Gates of Hell” is just around the corner and is supposed to bring the franchise, which has fallen into disrepute, back to its old strength. The remake will start streaming service Hulu on October 7th, which probably means that the film will be available to stream on Disney+ in this country in the near future. You can find out more about the new “Hellraiser” here: