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Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (1992) - Anthony Hickox

This is an attempt at creating a successful franchise. It's not an easy thing to do and Anthony Hickox just couldn't pull it off. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth moves in the wrong direction from the first frame. It really slathers the formerly fantastic series in American schlock movie cliches. It's just a bomb. Clive Barker isn't involved in this picture either. He knew early to let it go. 
This movie loosely picks up where Hellraiser 2 left off. Pinhead has been trapped inside the Pillar of Death. A douche named J.P. Monroe buys the Pillar and summons the Master of Pain and Pleasures to the "real world". Hilarity ensues when Pinhead slaps together a rag-tag group of Cenobites to claim Hell on Earth. Most of the film takes place in a lame rock club called the Boiler Room. Apparently they spent a great deal of money on the club even through they were already filming in a pre-existing night club. 

It feels less and less like an actual Hellraiser movie the further…