Box art for Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld

Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available


Experience a real-life nightmare in this all-new and totally unique chapter in the terrifying and insanely popular series created by horror master Clive Barker!

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: ...moronic...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, June 30, 2007

Rotten: The main characters wander into every room they don't belong in, and following the Hollywood guidebook for the terminally clichd, they always wander alone.

- John J. Puccio,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Theres a lot less story to Hellworld, although it does deliver in the sordid elements youd want from a horror film - sex, violence and nudity.

- Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

0 star

Atrocious acting and a laughable story. There is no effort to create a strong narrative and every character is typical horror movie stupid. Did this really need to be included in the "Hellraiser" franchise? Definitely not. But then why else would people see this film? I warn you, if you are a fan of the original, stay away from this.

- edfilmreviews, Tuesday, January 22, 2013

0 star

This instalment in the Hellraiser series is a very poor attempt to deliver effective horror. The film contains all the ingredients of your typical horror film. Hellworld is a pathetic attempt at keeping the series going, and unfortunately this isn't the last sequel in the series. Hellworld though a bad film, had a pretty interesting idea, unfortunately the filmmakers can't seem to make it work to effectively build the scares that you'd expect from a Hellraiser film. The concept is interesting, but the execution is poor. Director Rick Bota can't seem to deliver anything that would be of interest. Hellworld is a horrible film, though the concept is interesting, it doesn't go nowhere. Hellworld just goes to show that it doesn't matter whether the script is horrible, the filmmaker won't try to make a good film. The film is poorly made, and it just goes to show that the filmmakers simply didn't care if this film would be good or bad; as long as they made money with this crap sequel, that's all they cared about. This a film that like many in the series, uses the typical clichd formula to try and create the horror. Sometimes it works, sometime it doesn't. In the case of Hellworld, it doesn't. This film is boring, and uninspired direct to DVD trash. The Hellraiser series becomes more dull with each straight to DVD sequel, and films like Hellword are proof of that.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Friday, March 16, 2012

1 star

I've got to say i wasn't too impressed with this to be honest. I love the original hellraisers and i just keep hoping that they make at least 1 more decent sequel but thats looking unlikely. Having said that i've seen worse films but its seems to have gone down the the traditional slasher film a bit too much. The real shame is that there's some good ideas in it. They just don't seem to have been pulled off. Don't go out of your way to watch this unless you're really into the series. It doesn't add anything, just offers a slightly different slant on the story.

- matertenebraum, Friday, May 1, 2009