Hellraiser: Judgment trailer is gory, horrific and surprisingly good

A torture-packed, gory trailer for Hellraiser: Judgment has been released ahead of the horror sequel's release next month.

It's the tenth film in the franchise that launched in 1987 with the Clive Barker original.

Hellraiser: Judgment will follow three detectives as they investigate a serial killer, only to be sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgement.

The trailer teases a film influenced by the Saw and Hostel franchises, combing their real-world torture imagery with the classic, supernatural Hellraiser look.

Pinhead, the Cenobite leader and horror icon, will be portrayed by Paul T Taylor for the first time after Doug Bradley played him in the first eight films and Stephen Smith Collins did in 2011's Hellraiser: Revelations.

Although the Hellraiser franchise - like most - has suffered diminishing returns, the new trailer is surprisingly promising and has gotten a generally positive reaction on social media.

Hellraiser: Judgment is set for digital and disc release on February 13, just in time for Valentine's Day.