Hellraiser, the film that made audiences rethink their ideas of pleasure and pain, is based on the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart. Now it’s time for us to read between the lines to find the differences between the book and the film.
Both Hellraiser and The Hellbound Heart focus on the despicable character Frank as he unlocks a box that violently thrusts him into a dimension where pleasure and pain are hard to distinguish from each other. The book and movie have a lot of similarities there are some major differences particularly pinhead being changed from a female in the book to a male in the movie and Kristy being changed from an old friend of Rory, as he’s called in the book to movie Larry’s daughter. At that, it’s time open the proverbial box on all the differences between the book and the film.
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