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Hellraiser: Revelations (also known as Hellraiser IX: Revelations) is an American horror film written by Gary J. Tunnicliffe and directed by Victor Garcia. It is the ninth film in the Hellraiser film series.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Steven Craven and Nico Bradley run away from home and travel to Mexico. They film themselves engaging in several days' worth of drunken partying. The boys later disappear. The Mexican authorities return to their parents, including a videotape made by Steven that documents their final moment.
A year later, the families of the two missing boys gather for dinner. Tensions rise when Emma, Steven's sister and Nico's girlfriend, expresses frustration with their lack of closure. She demands that her mother reveal the contents of Steven's videotape, which she has been obsessively watching in private. Later, Emma sneaks a look at the tape, which documents Steven and Nico picking up a girl in a bar. A flashback reveals that Nico murdered the girl while having sex in the bar's restroom, and later threatened to implicate Steven in the killing to force him to continue their "vacation" together.
A final flashback reveals that Nico solved the puzzle box, opening a portal to the realm of the Cenobites: extra-dimensional sadomasochists led by Pinhead who offer the ultimate sensual experience. Steven flees, but Nico is taken to the Cenobites' realm to be subjected to extreme torture and mutilation. The box is nearby, allowing Nico to communicate with Steven. Steven later kills several prostitutes so their blood can regenerate Nico, but Nico kills Steven when he refuses to continue.
The "Steven" holding the families hostage is really Nico in Steven's skin, who taunts his victims with a shotgun. He demands that Emma solve the puzzle box for him, intending for the Cenobites to take her in his place, thus assuring his freedom.
Emma opens the portal and the Cenobites-including Steven-appear. Nico's mother ignores Pinhead's command to remain silent, exclaiming that Nico forced Emma to solve the box, and is killed.
Nico says he brought them so they would take Emma in his place, only for Pinhead to ensnare him with hooks. Pinhead recognizes in Emma a dark sexual desire and taunts her with innuendo.
When Emma's father shoots Nico, the Cenobites vanish with Emma's mother instead, saying they were owed a victim since Nico was dead. Her father apologizes, then dies in Emma's arms. The film ends with Emma reaching for the puzzle box.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Steven Brand as Ross Craven
- Stephen Smith Collins as Pinhead
- Fred Tatasciore as the voice of Pinhead
- Nick Eversman as Steven Craven
- Tracy Fairaway as Emma Craven
- Sebastien Roberts as Peter Bradley
- Devon Sorvari as Sarah Craven
- Sanny van Heteran as Kate Bradley
- Daniel Buran as Vagrant
- Jay Gillespie as Nico Bradley/Psuedo
- Jolene Anderson as Female Cenobite
- Jacob Wellman as Robert Ellen
- Sue Ann Pien as Hooker/ Skinned Face Girl #1
- Adel Marie Ruiz as Mexican Girl