Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

2015

Documentary

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IMDb Rating 6.4 10 452

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10 / 10

Daunting Documentary

"Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II" is a feature length documentary uncovering the history and the making of Clive Barker's "Hellraiser" and "Hellbound: Hellraiser II" films. First of all, the opening credits are a bit drawn out and I wish that wasn't the case. But the rest of the film makes up for that. In fact, the Arrow Video release is very extensive, and (as I understand it) was expanded to the point that it had to be turned into two documentaries. (The first half is 90 minutes and I assume the second half is similar.) Where this documentary excels is where it goes into great detail about the makeup and special effects, because this is what really makes "Hellraiser" stand out. Also, the coverage of the Coil music is awesome, because I don't know how many people know their work or knew they had anything to do with the film. (The Arrow set goes into much more detail on the Coil-Barker connection.)

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 5 / 10 / 10

Watchable, albeit somewhat mundane...

I stumbled upon the 2015 documentary "Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II" here in 2021. And having been an avid horror fan since my childhood and having seen all of the "Hellraiser" movies, of course I had to sit down to watch this 2015 documentary from director Kevin McDonagh. While "Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II" was watchable, it was not really a fulfilling documentary, as it didn't really offer all that much insight into the two movies. Sure, there were bits and pieces, but once the documentary ended, I felt somewhat cheated, as it didn't delve as deep into the world of the Cenobites and the macabre world of "Hellraiser" that Clive Barker conjured up. "Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II" is certainly something for the fans of the franchise, in particular the first two movies. Which, hand on heart, were undoubtedly the two most enjoyable and entetaining of movies in the entire franchise. There are some good interviews here with some of the cast from the movies as well as with production crew that worked on the movies. And they do offer some nice pieces of information that might not have been otherwise publicly known about the two movies. I am rating "Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II" a bland five out of ten stars, as it wasn't really as informative or fulfilling as I had hoped it would be. Watchable, for sure, but not an outstanding documentary.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 5 / 10 / 10

Leviathan The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound Hellraiser II: Epic but not in a good way

It's hard to believe that a documentary can have a run time of minutes under 8hrs, one single documentary! Now when they did the Friday 13th documentary (Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)) it covered 12 different films and was around 6hrs long. This is 8hrs and covers 2 films, 2! Nobody can dispute that the documentary is thorough and is arguably a must watch for fans of the first two Hellraiser movies but 8hrs is far far too long. As you can imagine the documentary goes over old ground several times, it's interviews are decent but the number of people interviewed is far less than you'd imagine especially the absence of Ashley Laurence (Not as if she was the lead or anything) I liked Hellraiser and considered the second film a watchable affair but this was seven shades of overkill and damaged my enjoyment. This really should have been edited down to 2hrs, 3 at the most. The Good: Very thorough Some decent interviews The Bad: Too few people interviewed How can you do this without the lead? Seriously? Far too long Bit repititious Things I Learnt From This Movie: I have far too much time on my hands

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