R | | Horror, Thriller
A woman discovers the newly resurrected, partially formed, body of her brother-in-law. She starts killing for him to revitalize his body so he can escape the demonic beings that are pursuing him after he escaped their sadistic underworld.
After being disappointed with the way his material had been treated by producers in Underworld (1985) (which included a scene in which needles burst out of a character's skull), Clive Barker wrote The Hellbound Heart as his first step in directing a film by himself.
What's your pleasure, Mr. Cotton?
Frank Cotton: The box.
(at around 5 mins) When Pinhead pieces together the remains of Frank's face, the eyes are seen attached to the facial skin (anatomical error). If chains were tearing the skin of his face off, his eyes wouldn't come with it (unless they were hooked as well, which they weren't).
The UK cinema version was uncut though the 1988 New World Pictures and 1991 VCI video releases were cut by 4 seconds and removed shots of Julia's first victim pleading after the initial hammer blow and a shot of his dead bloodied face. The cut was waived for the 1998 issue.
$4,453,232 20 September 1987