Hellraiser (2022) review: A great reboot that might not be weird enough

The word of a new Hellraiser movie probably elicited equal measures pleasure and discomfort. Such is the way of the Cenobites, the otherworldly species of people who prey upon desire and don’t discern a difference between pain and pleasure. But I know I only experienced happiness when watching Hellraiser (2022).

After 10 whole feature films, Hellraiser — like many a movie series that kept getting sequels — became a little too cumbersome and filled with lore. It needed what I’ll refer to as the Halloween ’18 treatment. That’s because David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween movie was the perfect way to revive the Michael Myers franchise, cutting out all the canon it had to, resulting in a clean slate for mayhem. 

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