The spine chilling tale of a man brought partially back to life by the blood of his brother. He befriends his sister-in-law who agrees to supply the blood he requires to live, but he is still haunted by the evil forces which held him captive in death. Adapted from his own novel. 'Hellbound Heart', HELLRAISER marked the directorial debut of British horror writer Clive Barker. Barker's directionwhich comes across like the perfect fusion of the themes and aesthetic sensibilities of Dario Argento and David Cronenberg's best workis assured, and the film permeates with a unique combination of the perverse and macabre. A modest success at the time of release, HELLRAISER spawned a slew of sequels and would elevate its villain, Pinhead, to the pantheons of classic horror monsters.