It has a pretty good plot, actually. Puzzle box summons demons that torture whoever summons them, guy summons demons (he wants to experience the torture for some bizarre masochistic reason) then somehow his brother’s blood resurrects him from Hell (makes some sense in context) except he isn’t quite whole yet. So, he enlists his old lover who is his brother’s wife to help him kill people so that he can use them to stop being a bloody mass of gory bits. Oh, and the guy’s neice finds him then finds the box then accidentally summons demons then has to find her uncle then more stuff happens. Trust me: it is much better than my synopsis.
I guess I found it enjoyable to watch. It wasn’t as hard work as Signs was and I wasn’t feeling uncomfortable like I was throughout Audition. I think it’s one of those films that I’ll watch if it’s on TV, but I won’t go out of my way to watch it again.
So what did I like?
I liked the neice, Kirsty. And Pinhead- I would have loved to see more of him (I have a bad feeling that there’s lots of terrible BDSM fanfiction involving him out there…). The effects are pretty good, too. The creepy uncle looks really gross when he first resurrects and he continues to be creepy throughout the film (especially when he meets Kirsty).
So do I reccommend it? Yes. It is pretty much Masochism: The Movie! but, hey if you’re into that you’ll appreaciate that side to it. If you’re looking for a horror film that’s a bit different then it’s good too; the themes of pleasure and pain mixed in with everything make it an intersting one to watch.