Hellraiser (1987)

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Corrected entry: The address for the house in this movie is 55 Ludovico place. The name of the institute in A Clockwork Orange (1971) where Alex is deprogrammed of violence was the Ludovico Institute.

Correction: This is only trivia if there is a reason for the address; otherwise it only qualifies as coincidence.

Corrected entry: Frank kills Kirsty's father and wears his skin, the bone structure gives a person their features. Her father's skin would not have fit so nicely on Frank and he would not look like her father.

Correction: It's a supernatural force at work that allows the dead Frank to walk around and wear other people's skin like his own. Why shouldn't it also include a subtle rearranging of his features when necessary?


Corrected entry: When Larry and Julia move into the house, they clear out everything, even all of Frank's possessions, yet somehow Frank is able to obtain his switchblade near the end of the movie.

Correction: You never actually see them clear out absolutely everything; it is just assumed that they do. It would be reasonable if one or both of them chose to hang onto personal effects that had belonged to Frank, as they did not know if he would someday come back to claim them.


Corrected entry: The pet shop Kirsty works in has a marmoset in a cage; British pet shops don't sell such animals, it's illegal.

Correction: Illegal, yes. But it happens. See http://www.monkeyworld.co.uk/topic.php?TopicID=163&Template=standard, amongst others.

Corrected entry: Despite being set in England, all telephones give the US style "single ring" rather than the UK's "double ring".

Correction: The ring depends on the telephone, not the network or location.

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Continuity mistake: Right at the beginning when Frank is with the dealer at a table, a green glass of tea appears/disappears randomly through shots, and they also change position, as does the cenobite box. (00:02:00)

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Trivia: The film's original title was "The Hellbound Heart," after the original novel. The studio wanted Clive Barker to change it, since they felt that title made the movie sound too much like a romance. Barker then suggested "Sadomasochists From Beyond The Grave," which was also rejected. Barker then asked crew-members for suggestions, and a 60 year-old woman who worked on the film sarcastically quipped that the film should be called "What a Woman Would Do for a Good F**k." Eventually, Barker and the studio settled on the title "Hellraiser."

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Question: At the beginning of the film Frank was using the puzzle box, why did the cenobites arrange his face on the floor?

Answer: Letting the moviegoers know what happened to him, he was no longer human, but a piece of meat to be butchered.

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