Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Hellraiser is extremely gory. Killing and mutilating befalls both humans and animals (rats), with bloody death by knife, hammer, and hooks. Nightmare imagery includes a vampire-like man without skin cannibalizing others to regenerate, and the cyborg-like demons called cenobites. Characters smoke, drink, have sex (some nudity) and swear (including "f--k"), and a villain incestuously lusts after his niece. Scattered religious icons might offend some viewers in this context.
Bare breasts in short sex scenes and in still photos of apparent sex acts. Julia is unfaithful to her husband in assorted discreet and indiscreet sex scenes. There's a hint that ghoul Frank, in addition to all his other faults, lusts after his niece.
Lots. Killing and mutilating of both humans and rats. Several men clubbed bloodily to death with a claw hammer. A closeup stabbing. Piles of meat are supposed to be human remains. Cenobites and their victims suffer hooks through their flesh and peeled-back skin. One character is a fleshless ghoul who shows viscera, bone, tendon, brain, and ooze as he slowly regenerates.
"F--k," "damn," and "God" as an exclamation.
Without spelling it out in detail, the film trades heavily on the concept of erotic sado-masochism -- that some people can find pain, torture, and even mutilation a sexual turn-on. Recurring religious imagery that makes a subtle connection between Jesus and Frank.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Meanie stepmom Julia and living-corpse Frank smoke cigarettes. Drinking happens regularly.