Hellbound Hearts Overall Review

Hellbound Hearts is finally over and all the stories have been reviewed. So what did I think about the overall package? Read on to find out…

Hellbound Hearts had some really great tales, but it also had some real stinkers. Which is understandable, because Hellraiser is a vast well of mythology and different people can take what they see in it and run wild and I may not like it, but that doesn’t mean you won’t.

Here is a link for each review, along with the rating:

Prisoners of the Inferno –   3.75/5
The Cold –   2/5
Confessor’s Tale –   4.5/5

Hellbound Hollywood –   2/5
Mechanisms –   4/5
Every Wrong Turn –   4/5
The Collector –   5/5
Bulimia –   0/5
Orfeo the Damned –   5/5
Our Lord of Quarters –   4/5
Wordsworth –   2.5/5
A Little Piece of Hell –   5/5
The Dark Materials Project –   5/5
Demon’s Design –   4/5
Only the Blind Survive –   2.5/5
Mother’s Ruin –   5/5
Sister Cilice –   4.5/5
Santos del Infierno –   4/5
The Promise –   3.5/5
However … –   4/5
‘Tis Pity He’s Ashore –   1.5/5

As you can see above, the Hellbound Hearts collection was greater than it’s weaknesses, with some frightening and imaginative stories, that harken back to the good ol’ Hellraiser days. This is truly one where the good outweighes the bad and you shouldn’t let a few spoiled apples ruin the bunch. Pick up Hellbound Hearts and give it a read and I think you’ll agree, it’s worth it.

Rating: 4/5

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Travis J. Gates
Travis J. Gates
10 years ago

Thank you so much for this comprehensive review! I just got this anthology for some Halloween reading, but I get nervous about not knowing at least a little bit about what I'm getting into. I appreciate you taking the time to do this and, if you'd like, I'd like to post feedback on the individual stories as I finish them. Thanks again, sir!

Michael Tatlock
10 years ago

I'm glad you enjoyed the reviews; that's what I'm here for. 🙂

Comment away on the stories, as I would love to hear what you think on each one. I'm interested in seeing whether you like or dislike some of the same or different ones I did.

Thanks for commenting and visiting the site and I look forward to talking again. 🙂

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