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Hellraiser

Last Christmas I purchased a Blu-Ray player and have been amassing a modest collection ever since. I’m cheap though; I won’t buy anything over $10, with the exception of Grindhouse and Machete (which was $12.99) since I’m a pretty chintzy bastard. Yesterday I perused Moviestop’s selection (a video flaneur if you like) and found a copy of the original Hellraiser for $6.99 new – how could I pass that up? A shitty horror movie from almost 25 years ago costing a little more than a pack of cigarettes: sure, why not? I haven’t seen Hellraiser in at least a decade and hadn’t revisited it because…well, because I haven’t really thought about it. I remember being obsessed with the first two films, for their bizarre representations of sexuality and their intense violence, in 9th and 10th grade but quickly outgrew them. Last night I revisited Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and was genuinely frightened, but for different reasons than intended.
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