Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

UK, USA, 1988
35mm film, Technicolor
Dolby Stereo, English

A British/American horror film directed by Tony Randel.

Plot Summary

Following her encounter with the cenobites, Kirsty Cotton is committed to a psychiatric hospital under the care of psychiatrist Dr Channard. But Channard has his own agenda and is looking for a dorway to Hell and when he obtains the bloodstained mattress where Julia died, he’s able to revive her. Julia leads Channard into Hell and Kirsty follows, hoping to free her father’s tortured soul…


Directed by: Tony Randel
© New World Entertainment Ltd 1988
New World Pictures in association with Cinemarque Entertainment (USA) Ltd A Film Futures production of… Made by Troopstar Limited
Executive Producers: Christopher Webster and Clive Barker
Produced by: Christopher Figg
Screenplay by: Peter Atkins
Bazed on a Story by: Clive Barker
Director of Photography: Robin Vidgeon
Edited by: Richard Marden
Music by: Christopher Young
Sound Mixer: John Midgley
Cenobite Costume Designer: Jane Wildgoose
Cenobite Costumes: Ro Sylvester-Fisher, Johnny Britton, Jeff Strong
Chief Make-up Artist: Aileen Seaton
Chief Hairdresser: Heather Jones
Special Make-up Effects: Image Animation
Special Make-up Effects Designed by: Geoff Portass
Special Effects Supervisor: Graham Longhurst
Animation Sequences: Rory Fellowes, Karl Watkins
Production Designer: Mike Buchanan

Clare Higgins (Julia Cotton)
Ashley Laurence (Kirsty Cotton)
Kenneth Cranham (Dr Channard)
Imogen Boorman (Tiffany)
William Hope (Kyle MacRae)
Doug Bradley (Pinhead[/Captain Elliot Spencer])
Sean Chapman (Frank Cotton)
Barbie Wilde (female Cenobite)
Simon Bamford (Butterball Cenobite)
Nicholas Vince (Chatterer Cenobite)
Oliver Smith (Browning)
Angus McInnes (Ronson)
Deborah Joel (‘Skinless’ Julia)
James Tillitt (Officer Cortez)
Bradley Lavelle (Officer Kucich)
Edwin Craig (wheelchair patient)
Ron Travis (workman 1)
Oliver Parker (workman 2)
Catherine Chevalier (Tiffany’s mother)

Alternative Titles

Hellraiser II
Hell Bound – Hellraiser II, prigionieri dell’inferno – Italy
Wyslannik piekiel 2 – Poland

Sequel to
Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
Hellraiser: Judgment (2017)

See also
Hellraiser (2022)


New Musical Express 1 July 1989 p.18
Although this sequel to Hellraiser hasn’t been written or directed by Clive Barker (Peter Atkins and Tony Randel take those credits), the style remains his. His surreal vision pervades the atmosphere of this film. His obsession with flesh, lust and desire drives it. […] Most of the moans about Hellbound have been in regard to the bloody buts which have been cut out. Well, rest easy gore guzzlers, all that’s been cut is a razor slashing sequence or two. There’s plenty more gruesomeness to go around too: skinless people, a truly fantastic suspended perpetual lobotomy, hooks in flesh, babies with their mouths sewn shut etc. – from an illustrated review by Richard North



  • Is It Uncut? no.3 pp.4-5 – illustrated review
  • New Musical Express 1 July 1989 p.18 – illustrated review (by Richard North)
  • Samhain no.8 pp.24-26 – review
  • Scapegoat no.1 p.12 – note
  • Video Watchdog no.183 (May/June 2016) pp.56-61 – illustrated review (by Chris Herzog)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.433
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.283
  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.251
  • Hoffman’s Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.169 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.227
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.660-663 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester pp.255-256
  • The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew pp.315-316
  • Terror Tracks: Music, Sound and Horror Cinema by Philip Hayward (ed) pp.198, 211