Nightclub owner J.P. Monroe buys a 6 ft. sculpture entitled "The Pillar of Souls" with the face of Pinhead on it, demonically frozen in time and space. In his nightclub, while admiring his sculpture, J.P. Monroe is bitten by a rat hiding in a hole in a puzzle box mounted on the pillar. As his blood drops on the Pillar, Pinhead is released. Now, He and his Cenobites are free to roam the Earth in a rampage of death and destruction. All that stands in his way is T.V. reporter, Joey Summers who has learned the secret that will send Pinhead to hell forever.