Ah yes, one of my favorite guilty pleasures is back: Finding old Siskel & Ebert horror movie reviews on Youtube! Sometimes these two would surprise me with their views on 80’s and 90’s horror……and then other times things would go as according to plan. Such was the case with the 1988 review of Hellhound: Hellraiser II. Peep the video below and take a toboggan slide into hell…….
Well clearly all those involved with this movie missed an opportunity to call it Skinned Alive…..at least according to the late great Gene Siskel. Now granted, I didn’t expect these two to like Hellraiser II – but it always tripped me out with how ‘out of touch’ they sounded with most horror movies they reviewed. Easily my favorite bit from this particular review was Mr. Ebert proclaiming his annoyance with Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) and Tiffany’s (Imogen Boorman) names being said too much in the film (lol)! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again by the way, if you are ever in need of an escape from reality……go on Youtube and watch Siskel & Ebert review old horror movies. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
While I was snooping around Youtube this morning, I came across some great behind the scenes make-up footage from 1988’s, Hellbound: Hellraiser II. In the clips, you can see all of your favorite Cenobites getting their faces put on as well as just sitting around and shooting the shit. Cenobites – they’re just like us! Pay attention to the end of Part 1 for a little dance from Pinhead (Doug Bradley). As a bonus, there’s also a video of some test effects of the infamous bed scene where Julia emerges and kills the mental patient who thinks he has maggots on his arms. Enjoy!