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Name That Trauma :: Reader Adie S. on Humans Hanging From Hooks

August 6th, 2011 by aunt john · 4 Comments

There’s a movie I have been trying to find out what it is for probably 10 years now at least. I only remember one scene, as I was only 4 at the time so that would’ve been 1991/1992. It was in colour and I’m sure it was a movie and was on TV or video, so I believe it would’ve been from the ’80s (I know, doesn’t help.)

The scene I remember was I believe the beginning of the movie, a big mechanical device was in the middle of the floor in a large room, the device was a huge metal pillar leading up to the ceiling, at the top it had ‘branches’ (metal poles coming out toward the walls) which had humans hanging from the end of them on hooks, and if I remember correctly, the device was spinning the branches around the room.

A person fell from one of them and I remember it was a black guy; then the camera zoomed into him, and he was facing away from it. He turned his head to the camera and had a face with what you would imagine a demon looks like.

I have seen some gifs which I believe are from the movie, but cannot find them now, they are of demon-like creatures.

All I know is that a lot of people thought it was HELLRAISER, as the demons did look rather like cenobites to be honest, but I know for certain it wasn’t any HELLRAISER as I am a big fan of HELLRAISER.

Please if anybody gets reminded of the intro or even just a random scene like this, help me out. I’ve been dying to know for years.

Thank you,

Adie S.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Aug 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I wish I could help with this one but all I could think of was Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. I thought possibly it could be “The Church” but I checked that out on Netflix and I don’t think it’s right!

    …or maybe it could be “The Church”. Check out the last scene on this…

  • 2 Adie StoneNo Gravatar // Aug 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I dont think it is ‘The Church’ but i will have to give it a watch, it looks pretty good lol

    But thankyou for trying 🙂

  • 3 David FullamNo Gravatar // Aug 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Maybe Event Horizon, but I don’t think that’s right either.

  • 4 Adie StoneNo Gravatar // Aug 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Nah not Event Horizon, but that is an ace movie lol, thank you for your guesses, I will keep checking if anybody else has posted a comment and hopefully one day I will find out what it is

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