Following a car accident, Trevor (Dean Winters) attempts to figure out what happened to his wife Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) while also trying to differentiate his dreams from reality. The sixth installment of the Hellraiser series, like the one before it, was originally not a Hellraiser film at all, rewritten last minute to incorporate things familiar with fans of the horror series. Thankfully, this one pulls off this little trick better than Inferno, but we're still left with a film that feels out of place. My main issue with this movie is Winter's performance.
Don't get me wrong here--I do not dislike Winter. In fact, I have typically been a fan of his work, but he was terribly miscast here. Multiple scenes were ruined by his apparent attempt at holding back a laugh or smirk. The story itself is rather bland and relies on dream sequences far too often. Practically every scene turns out to not be reality, resulting in my interest in each individual scene diminishing as the movie progressed. The film is somewhat saved by the end, however, and the connection of Kirsty to Pinhead and the first two films is well done. Unfortunately, this movie feels far too disconnected from the series to seriously be considered a Hellraiser film, and it seems a waste of Kirsty's return to the series.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5