Nostalgie de la Boue

Nostalgie de la Boue, n. From French, literally “nostaglia for mud” and means a longing for depravity.

This is a good summary of the theme of the Hellraiser movies which show that people ask to be destroyed, but when they begin to get cold feet there’s the Cenobites to force them the last step through the threshold. It was after watching “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth” that I started to call what I’d observed around me as a “culture of corruption” in the mid to late 90’s. So many people running as fast as they could toward events and situations that fulfilled their own self-hatred …

In the third movie, Pinhead is standing in a desecrated church and asks one of the humans, something like, “Why are you resisting? This is what you wanted!” And, my immediate response was, “No, it isn’t.” So, I got up and walked out of the cinema.