Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘The Bloody Mattress’ From ‘Hellbound – Hellraiser II’

You’re one sick sonofabitch Clive Barker.  I mean that in the most endearing and complimentary way possible of course.  Welcome to another Sunday Bloody Sunday where I like to spotlight some of the sickest, bloodiest, and most enjoyable death scenes from the days of horror past.  And this week, I decided to give Hellbound: Hellraiser II a little love, specifically the pinnacle moment where Julia is revived with some poor bastard’s blood on a mattress.

Truth be told, this scene freaked me the fuck out when I was younger.  Not sure what I was watching a movie like this for when I was 12, but that’s a different dysfunctional story.  See, I have a thing about maggots.  I don’t like them.  And when the mental patient here in this scene thought he had maggots crawling in and out of his skin, I seriously almost had to turn the movie off.  The unrated version in the clip below is even more graphic, as he slices his skin to and fro with the scalpel provided by the evil Dr. Channard.  Click the vid below to get a better visual and watch the resurrection of the lovely, and in this case skinless, Julia.  Now with more maggots!