Regular readers of Horror Freak News know we’re huge fans of the content produced by YouTuber Mr. H. In addition to reviews and analysis on today’s newest genre releases, the videographer also creates intriguing explorations of horror gems and the creatures that inhabit them. We loved his recent series exploring the backgrounds of the Cenobites in the Hellraiser franchise.
Mr. H has given us the backstories for Deepthroat, Angelique, and The Wire Twins, proving Hell hath no fury like female Cenobites. The true femme fatale of the franchise, however, is the least literally demonic: Julia Cotton (played by Clare Higgins in the original Hellraiser and 1988’s Hellbound: Hellraiser II).
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Mr. H gives Julia her due in a 10-minute retrospective that would make Clive Barker proud. Give it a spin for an intriguing look at this unique and terrifying occult serial killer. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the Comments section!
For kicks, check out the trailers and synopses for Hellraiser and Hellraiser II below. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.
Official Synopsis: Confined to a mental hospital, young Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) insists her supposedly dead father is stuck in hell, controlled by sadomasochistic demons after being betrayed by his evil, occult-obsessed wife, Julia (Clare Higgins). Few believe Kirsty, except the thrill-seeking Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham), who is intrigued by S&M and the young woman’s lurid stories. So when Kirsty and fellow patient Tiffany (Imogen Boorman) head to hell for a rescue, Channard and Julia are close behind.
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