For moviegoers, reviews can be the deciding factor for whether the flick is worthwhile. As the saying goes: “Everybody’s a critic.” Therefore, any on-the-fence viewers will rely on word-of-mouth to sell a movie. If the consensus indicates a generally unfavorable response, then the definitive verdict will deter others from enjoying what could be — in their personal opinion — a decent, enjoyable experience.
Overall, the Hellraiser franchise consists of 11 films, comprising several sequels and a remake. Generally, the 1987 original is the most well-received, while subsequent sequels have seen the franchise’s fans at odds over which continuations live up to the expectations set by Clive Barker’s cult-classic.