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Rawhead Rex (1987)




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An Irish farmer moves an ancient stone, unwittingly freeing a gigantic, terrible, blood-thirsty pagan demon known as Rawhead Rex. It falls to an American anthropologist to attempt to stop the demon's rampage in this gory horror film, based upon a Clive Barker short story.

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David Dukes
as Howard Hallenbeck
Kelly Piper
as Elaine Hallenbeck
Ronan Wilmot
as Declan O'Brien
Niall Toibin
as Reverend Coot
Hugh O'Conor
as Robbie Hallenbeck
Cora Venus Lunny
as Minty Hallenbeck
Niall O'Brien
as Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing
Michael D. Ford
as Gissing's Driver
Donal McCann
as Tom Garron
Eleanor Feely
as Jenny Nicholson
Gladys Sheehan
as Ena Benedict
Madelyn Erskine
as Alice Gibson
Gerry Walsh
as Dennis McHugh
Noel O'Donovan
as Mitch Harney
John Olohan
as Dennis Nicholson
Peter Donovan
as Liam Blanchfield
Bob Carlile
as Garda Conroy
Patrick Dawson
as Det. Larkin
Barry Lynch
as Andy Johnson
Simon Kelly
as Neil Johnson
Derry Power
as Sean Power
Sheila Flitton
as Nancy Power
Derek Halligan
as Caravaner
Tom Lawlor
as 1st Man Possessed
Thomas Lawlor
as 1st Man Possessed
Dave Carey
as Caravaner Gunman
Vincent Smith
as Survivor
Michael Ford
as Gissing's Driver
Frank Melia
as Journalist
Lana McDonald
as Screaming Woman
Gerry Robert Byrne
as Photographer
Bob Coyle
as Larkin's Driver
David Nolan
as Police Marksman
Julie Hamilton
as Hooded Villager
Liv Clausen
as Hooded Priestess
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Critic Reviews for Rawhead Rex

All Critics (8)

Rex himself is always seen so clearly, his glowing red eyes forever unable to peer through scenery because all the surroundings are visibly lit up.

September 7, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

With a dog of a script from Clive Barker, the film failed to inspire a Pavlou-vian response.

October 21, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The monster unconvincingly dons a rubber-suit and becomes more risible than frightening.

August 3, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A terrible adaptation of a fantastic Clive Barker story from his Books of Blood. Despite the goofy mask the demon wears, Rex does have some teeth; it earns points for the Rex-urinating-on-willing-priest's-face scene.

July 1, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

I saw this when it first hit video, many moons ago. And you know what? I'm still giggling.

January 11, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Rawhead Rex

Another bad adaptation of Clive Barker's story. Rawhead Rex looked like a man in a more elaborated ape suit. The acting was only OK... The excellent story became another "Creature Feature" But since it's a low budget film, it's actually not as bad as it could be potentially

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