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    I really loved Candyman up until the Candyman appeared with his ridiculous voice.

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    Same old story, really - the creeping dread outweighs the pontificating/slobbering monster.

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    Actually, I shouldn't make such a claim in a thread about Hellraiser. Everybody knows the best scene is when the Cenobites turn up in the asylum.

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    Candyman is great too. Really subtle, restrained even, and then shockingly brutal. Clever on race, class, gender - as I said, the best horror of the 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    The shot that haunts me from Hellraiser is where the bad guy gets Cenobit and he's being stretched into a thousand pieces by hooks and he licks his lips and grins (before he explodes).

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    Last edited by Corpsey; 27-02-2020 at 03:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Barker has had a mostly terrible cinema run, and is pretty overrated in the annals of horror, but there is some really great stuff in the books of blood. "Down, Satan!" has always stuck with me.
    I remember liking the books of blood too. Read him because of the Coil connection. Apparently some of their fetish mags were partly the inspiration for Hellraiser.

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    I saw the third Hellraiser at the cinema when it came out. Really not great. Wouldn’t mind seeing the first two again though.

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