Pinhead returns for another bout of gory mayhem. This time a young investigative reporter, Joey Summerskill (Terry Farrell), witnesses a vision of the horrific death of a tormented teenage boy and decides to find out the truth behind it. Her work uncovers the Lament Configuration Box which opens the door to the Cenobites' demonic world of pleasure and pain. Pinhead returns to the Earth, this time bringing an army of Cenobites transmuted from the flesh of his victims. His plan is to reclaim the box and free himself from Hell.