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When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds ... See full summary »

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George Pavlou

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Clive Barker (screenplay), James Caplin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Elliott ... Dr. Savary
Steven Berkoff ... Hugo Motherskille
Larry Lamb ... Roy Bain
Nicola Cowper ... Nicole
Irina Brook ... Bianca
Art Malik ... Fluke
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ... Darling
Ingrid Pitt ... Pepperdine
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Ricardo
Clive Panto Clive Panto ... Abbott
Sean Chapman ... Buchanan
Candy Davis Candy Davis ... Barmaid
Karen Gould Karen Gould ... Dancer
Jeanette Landry Jeanette Landry ... Dancer
Mark West Mark West ... Dancer
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When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds traces that lead to Dr. Savary, who has produced a strange white powder that's coveted by a race of deformed human beings who live in the underworld in the sewers below the city. Written by Anonymous

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Fails in every aspect
16 April 2005 | by DonJohn80See all my reviews

Clive Barker has stated this film was one of the reasons he directed Hellraiser himself, so I first watched this movie knowing that it was going to be terrible. I also hoped it would be the watchable kind of bad, no luck there. First off, this isn't even really a horror movie. The possibility is there but mostly it's mutants in bad make-up, so it's more sci-fi. The costuming and direction looks like a bad new wave music video with less budget than a three minute video would have. The use of red and blue lighting puts me in mind of Dario Argento, and as such blasphemes his name. The acting and script were also terrible, causing the movie to drag on until it feels like you've been sentenced to hell for renting/buying this film. The only reason I kept watching is because I'm a Barker fan through thick and thin. The only mildly redeeming quality I a brief bit at the end, which seemed tacked on anyway. It was hardly connected to the story and focused on a subplot of sorts that had no development. I would guess it was only mentioned to permit a horrific ending, but it ended up the wrong kind of horrific.


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