A woman discovers the newly resurrected, partially formed, body of her brother-in-law. She starts killing for him to revitalize his body so he can escape the demonic beings that are pursuing him after he escaped their sadistic underworld.
Clive Barker directorial debut in which a zombie named Frank escapes the sadomasochistic underworld of the demonic cenobites. The movie was based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart.
The British supernatural horror film was followed by nine sequels, the first of seven which saw Doug Bradley reprise his role as Pinhead.