Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rexs cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.
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I just saw this and it was cool but lacking.Some scary parts and gross moments,but the effects were really cheesy and the acting kind of wooden.The Monster in a wacky way,was was kind of a Hyper [...] MuscleMan with [...] that he flexes.He also [...] like a Horse on a Priest,but sadley they don't show Rex's [...].Now THAT woulda been cool!Maybe they could have shown Rex naked.Which would have been shocking and kind of hot.LOL.In Clive Barkers Book,he ripps of a Guys shlong,now that would have been SCARY!He also is more sexual in Barkers book.Would like to have seen that here.Maybe Rex doing a guy or something.It really had [...] overtones,which was wacky in a way.It Hinted on it,but it was there.I wished it was more graphic in the gore and the sex department,and had a bit more story line and shocks.
This was the best horror movie of all time...i thought the violence was really kool....if you haven't seen this movie you better buy it now...he is what the devil would be like if he came back to earth to rule....evil vs the world.
This movie ruled. I highly recomend it to any monster movie fan. Rawhead, unlike most movie monsters, seemed pretty realistic, visually and audibly. I first saw this when I was eight-years-old, and scared me to death. Ten years later, the movie still scares me. Please try it, you just might like it
I saw this one a while ago. It's supposed to be horrifying (well, that'swhat Fangoria led me to believe when I swore that it was THE film bible).This movie is as horrifying as a hamper with too many clothes in it. Peopledo get savaged, so I guess it's worth watching just for that. And before Iforget to mention it, the title character looks really stupid, for the lackof a better word. Clive Barker was right for not wanting anything to do withthis chunk of snot. If you like to see monsters that are kind of indecisivewhen it comes to killing pregnant women, then watch this. If you could careless, rent something else. Bleeeeechhhh. Rating * out of*****
It's really simple: dire film, fantastic short story concerningentities older than organised religion, which also looks at the idea ofthe female as divine, without being preachy or even vaguely normal.Like all Barker horror stories; dark, twisted and original, if youdon't own the Books of Blood, you should. For the uninitiated the Booksof Blood (1-6) are collections of short stories. As well as containingthe short story 'Rawhead Rex', the Books of Blood also contain theshort stories 'The Forbidden'(which was filmed as Candyman), 'The LastIllusion' (filmed as Lord of Illusions), 'The Body Politic' (filmed aspart of Quicksilver Highway)and 'The Yattering and Jack' which was alsocommitted to screen as an episode of Tales from the Darkside. The onlygood thing about this film is that it prompted Clive Barker to startmaking his own text to screen adaptations, starting with Hellraiser.
rawheadrex was one of my favorites horror movie i ever saw. and what i like about rawhead is when he kills and when he going after somebody. i hope they make rawheadrex 2.
Rawhead Rex! Hmmm let's see, I would recommend this film. The monster was great but the story was pretty weak. The story takes place in Ireland and there is some beautiful scenes but in truth it is pretty bad, but HOW CAN YOU "NOT" SEE A MOVIE CALLED RAWHEAD REX? I don't own this DVD, but I will buy it one day when I have a few bucks to waste just to have in my collection. The best thing about Rawhead Rex is the title. Go to the video store pick up the box and look at the back, if it has the same picture on the back that I saw it will tell you everything you need to know.
This a great low-budget horror flick. Cheesy and cheap, it still boasts great chills and suspenseful horror.Rex is at once both scary and as fake as can be (those electronic eyes!), and the ending is as stupid and cliched as it can be, but David Dukes is worth watching, if only for how nicely he fills out a pair of jeans...he was a very handsome man back then.But under NO circumstances is it worth even 1/10th of what people are charging for the DVD ($75, are you folks insane???). Get the video tape instead.
I waited a very long time to see this film that I thought was going to acomplete gore-fest (I thought the same about Resident Evil) and was so letdown. The plot is a fake-as-hell-looking demon is trapped below an ominouslooking stone in a field in Ireland, a farmer pulls it down and lo andbehold a demon jumps out in a cool scene, after that the whole thing turnsinto a monster on the loose, some cobblers about a holy stone and a verytame couple of attack sequences. The plot is terrible, the acting awful andMr Barker should delete this from his CV. Was I the only one who thoughtthat the ending in the graveyard ripped of THE KEEP? And as for theepilogue... If some idiot wants to make a follow-up, set it on CraggyIsland with Father Jack. Rawhead Rex = 1/5
This film grabs you and doesn't let go, the evil entity in this one is truly something to be afraid of. This film made me jump - that is something none of the Halloween or Scream movies did! I recommend highly.
Are these sellers for real,in this time of financial hardships I can never see myself paying 100.00 dollars and extreme cases 275.00. you got to be f$% kidding. Please Dark sky Films,Anchor Bay Or Shriek Show Reissue This Cult Classic so folks who work Hard for there Money could afford This...This movie is a Great Film Film,I believe this movie is from a Clive Barker Book. Very Dated but it is Highly entertaining and fun.... wait for this to be re-issued its not worth as much as it selling for.
When I first saw this film, I was 7 years old! I remember me and myyoungerbrother cowering behind the sofa! We spent roughly 6 years searching forthis film, until finally we came across it in a car boot sale! Howconvenient! We both watched it again and we laughed all the way through!I still believe though that the two most scary parts are when we see R.R'sface after he kills the guy on the farm, and when he turns to howl at hispregnant wife (and us the viewer!). That STILL scares me! (maybe I don'tgetout much eh?) The second part is when the couple are running through thewoods and Rawhead kills the guy (unbeknowing to the girl!)All in all, an interesting concept, but badly made. Considering it was an80's horror, and penned by Clive Barker!The best bit in the film is when the splendidly OTT preacher shouts-"He wants you you know...wants to BAAAABTIIIISSSSEEEEEyou!!!"Hahahahaha! And when it's done in an Irish accent you can see howludicrousit is! Final conclusion?"An average plot combined with OTT performance's make a great drinkingfilmwhen you're with your mates and got nothing better to do for an hour and ahalf!"
This review is from: Rawhead Rex (DVD) THIS IS A CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE.IN MY OPION, THIS MOVIE WAS DONE RIGHT, IT WILL KEEP YOU IN THE MOVIE.IV'E SEEN MANY MANY HORROR MOVIES IN MY LIFTIME,THIS ONE IS IN MY TOP 10 LIST.IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THEY WOULD PUT THIS CLASSIC ON BLUE RAY DVD.MAYBE SOMEONE WITH CLOUT CAN SUGGEST THIS TO THE STUDIO. THE ACTING WAS PERFECT,THE SOUNDTRACT IN THE MOVIE, WAS EXCELLENT. TWO MOVIES IN THE 1980'S WERE AHEAD OF ITS TIME, RAWHEADREX & RAZORBACK. WHAT'S FUNNY IS ONE WAS MADE IN IRELAND, THE OTHE WAS MADE IN AUSTRALIA.THE CREATURE WAS SOMETHING TO LOOK AT. GREAT MAKE UP JOB, YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS CREATURE IN YOUR FACE.BE GREAT IF THEY DID A PART 2 OR PART 3.THIS CLASSIC MUST BE IN YOUR COLLECTION OF DVD'S.
Rawhead Rex was one of those that should have been much better. Thesettings right, but the films effects are shoddy, acting is hammy, andending isn't all that satisfying. The creature itself maybe lookedscary back then, although nowadays a rubber mask doesn't work too well.It seemed to only have two facial expressions. Mouth shut and mouthopen.Most die-hard horror fans will like this the first time round, but comeaway feeling it isn't worth another viewing.If there ever was a film that should be remade its dear old RawheadRex. This original however can only serve a single viewing before youfeel you've just wasted a couple of hours of your life.
Rawhead Rex is set in Ireland where a farmer is trying to clear a fieldof a huge stone pillar, as he does so lightening strikes the pillar &it falls over. From under where the pillar stood an ancient 8 foot talldemon known as Rawhead Rex (Heinrich von Schellendorf) is released, thefarmer is turned into mincemeat. American photographer HowardHollenbeck (David Dukes) his wife Elaine (Kelly Piper) together theirtwo young children Robbie (Hugh O'Conor) & Minty (Cora Lunny) are onholiday, a holiday on which Howard is working on his book of sacredreligious sites. Meanwhile Rawhead Rex kills a local farmer namedDennis (John Olohan), Ireland's finest Detective Inspector Gissing(Niall O'Brien) is on the case. Rex then attacks a caravan site & killssome more people which annoys everyone, Inspector Gissing doesn'tbelieve the stories of monsters told by Howard who saw Rex in thewoods. As the Hallenbecks are leaving town Robbie is attacked & killedby Rex, Howard is distraught & sets out to kill Rex with the knowledgehe has learned from his investigations of the local Church & it'smythology...This English Irish co-production was directed by George Pavlou & is apretty bad film in all respects although it's fun to watch if nothingelse. The script was written by Clive Barker based on his own shortstory, it moves along at a fair pace & it's never boring but it's justtoo silly to be completely effective. The film feels like a basicmonster on the loose randomly killing people with a few of the complexreligious ideas & themes that Barker likes so much shining through butthey are ultimately lost in the daftness of it. There's a scene inwhich a woman runs through a wood with her boyfriend supposedly holdingher hand but when she checks she is holding his severed hand, as if youwouldn't notice. The dialogue is funny at times & the film has nosubtly at all as Rex walks around making silly roaring noises, thebizarre Verger Declan O'Brien (Ronan Wilmot) who at first is just plaincreepy & then suddenly turns into a foul mouthed nutter who worshipsRex & gets a golden shower off him in a unique baptism ceremony! Someof the stuff this guy comes out with needs to be heard to be believed,very funny. I honestly think the filmmakers set out to make adisturbing, scary & effective horror film but it just comes across assilly & downright funny at times much of which has to be laid at thedoor of Rawhead Rex himself. Rex looks absolutely awful, his hascrossed red eyes, rubber claws, a very rubber face, rubber teeth, areally bad mo-hawk hair-do, a stupid outfit & you can actually seeactor Heinrich von Schellendorf's teeth at the back of Rex's mouth,this is most apparent at the rubbishy twist ending when he bursts outof the grave. To it's credit it's good fun to watch & provides acertain amount of dubious entertainment & unintentional laughs.Director Pavlou does an OK job but there's nothing spectacular aboutit, it has no real style or visual flair. There isn't much atmosphere,there's no scares or shocks & most of Rawhead Rex's entertainment valuecomes from it's silliness. The most effective scene is when Rex firstbursts out of the ground at the start. There's a few decent bits ofgore, a few decapitated heads, some bites, a severed hand & some deadbodies.Technically Rawhead Rex is OK, it's well made throughout except for thedodgy rubber monster suit that is. The acting was OK, some of theaccents & dialogue are funny at times but that all adds to the cheesefactor.Rawhead Rex is a decent watch, it's fun in a way the filmmakersprobably didn't intend & I sort of liked it overall. Worth a watch forsure. Apparently Barker was so disappointed with this & otheradaptations of his work that he set out to make his own film & thus thebrilliant Hellraiser (1987) was made with Barker as director, at leastthat's one thing we can thank Rawhead Rex for.
This could have been so great, but Rawhead Rex is nothing more than wasted potential. Clive Barker's original story was truly frightning and horrifying, and Barker should have written and directed this movie and it wouldn't have been so bad. There is so much to critique here I don't know where to begin, so I'll just leave it at that.
Rawhead Rex is OK, the movie could have had rex in it a little more.Apart from that i've nothing else bad to say about the movie. It isbetter than most low budget movie's. Like that pathetic excuse of ahorror movie "the driller killer" that has to be the worst horror movieof all time, trust me cos i have seen a lot of really bad horrormovie's too many to mention though. Rawhead Rex was a good movie for it's time (the 80's). I hope therewill be a sequel made, doubtful though, but it would be good if therewas, or even a remake would be better. So as to do Rex justice throughbetter makeup etc. I don't see why there shouldn't be one there are toomany bad horror's out there that have sequel's that don't deserve to becontinued. Like Friday the 13th movies (how many time's can a guy bekilled they are taking it too far now with (jason x) part ten of theseries. The same as the nightmare movie's with freddy krueger. Here are a fewmovie's that should have at least one sequel to them = Rawhead Rex /The Convent / The Dead Hate The Living / The Forsaken / Demons (thistime instead of the sequel we've got which starts some time in thefuture after everything died down) we should get one that startsexactly where the first one left off. Rawhead Rex 7/10, Remake please, or give us a sequel as Rex needs to bebrought back from the grave...so to speak.
This review is from: Rawhead Rex [VHS] (VHS Tape) AWESOME MOVIE THIS MOVIE ROCKS AND IS VERY SCARY I HAD BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR THIS MOVIE AND ONLY FOUND IT ON AMAZON THANKS FOR THEM.
You wouldn't be far off if you called me a huge fan of Clive Barker. Ipretty much love the guy's work whether it's written or being put tofilm. I loved Midnight Meat Train more than most, I still thinkHellraiser is one of the creepiest movies ever, and I always findmyself getting lost in whatever Barker book I stumble upon. One of thefirst books I read by Barker was the Books of Blood Volumes 1-3. Therewere several stories that stood out, but one of the main ones that hasalways stuck with me over the years was Rawhead Rex. It's powerful,it's engrossing, and it's considered to be one of Barker's best shortstories. So a film version of one of Barker's best should already haveenough momentum to at least be decent at the end of the day.Unfortunately that isn't the case. Somehow Rawhead Rex becameincredibly lame and plagued by 80's clichÃ©s somewhere in between itstransition from novel to film.Did you ever used to watch "Doug"? The animated series on Nickelodeonwith Porkchop, Quail Man, Roger Klotz, Patti Mayonnaise, and Skeeter?There was an episode called Nightmare on Jumbo Street where a horrormovie hits the neighborhood where everyone in town sees it and istalking about it, but Doug closes his eyes and misses the ending. Hestretches out seeing it again because he's scared, but when he finallygets around to seeing the ending he realizes you can see the zipper onthe back of the monster's costume. That's kind of the way Rawhead Rexis except you basically see the metaphorical zipper as soon as Rawheadshows up. He looks terrible. It basically seems like a wrestler runningaround in a glorified ape costume. The mask looks like it's made ofrubber except the facial features twitch occasionally, he's cross-eyedall the time, has two mouths in addition to one of those plastic setsof pecs and abs to make him look ripped, and his fingernails grow andshrink at will. Rawhead Rex basically looks like an ape raided VernonWells' leftover Road Warrior outfits and then decapitated and hollowedout the head of George, the King Kong-like character in the 1986 (madein the same year as the film) arcade game Rampage and wore that as amask. Any of this sounding awesome yet? Oh, it's just getting started.I'm about to spoil the hell out of this movie mostly because it's outof print and practically impossible to find. Nearly all of Rawhead'skills end in some sort of obviously fake appendage or mannequin beingused. Low budget films can be incredible, but it's usually when they'reable to hide the fact that they were made so cheap. Rawhead Rex decidesto embrace this fact while saying, "Let's show Rawhead trying to bitethis guy's neck even though his mouth doesn't open wide enough, itappears as if he's nibbling on the victim's cheek, and Rawhead lookslike he's barfing blood on the guy rather than the blood coming fromthe victim's flesh wound." The monster is also territorial, whichdoesn't sound so bad until his territory is a trailer park. Rawhead notbeing creative with his kills doesn't really help matters either. It'spretty much all decapitations and claw swipes. One of the more bizarremoments in the film is when Rawhead Rex kills a man at his home andthen goes after the man's wife. Rawhead destroys the inside of theirhome, but spares the woman when he realizes she's pregnant. The monsterleaves and a friend of the couple shows up. When the friend finds thewife, he asks if she's alright. The woman clinches her fists and GROWLSat him before pausing for a moment and bursting into tears. Thatreaction should be used on unwelcome Jehovah's witnesses who comeknocking at your door.The last half of the film is even worse. A magic rock saves the day.It's kept in a glowing red box in the Ireland church. Once the rock isused to help stop the monster, it uses the cheesiest 80's specialeffects imaginable. "So if I'm a chick and I lift this rock over myhead, I'll have a laser light show right in my own back yard?Righteous!" The stone makes an appearance in the original story aswell, but it's at least used in a way that comes off slightly lessridiculous than a rock that shoots lasers. The film just plays out inthe worst of ways. A man tries to save a woman that Rawhead is about toslaughter, but winds up tearing her dress instead and we get our onlynudity shot in the film. She bumps into a tree and dies. She's supposedto be thrown, but the impact is about as rough as accidentally bumpinginto somebody in public. Rawhead Rex is nothing like the sourcematerial. I was surprised they kept the vicar's "baptism" scene inthere.Rawhead Rex is the type of film that gives horror a bad name; it'sclichÃ©, the monster is obviously a man in a rubber suit, it'spredictable, and it's basically just meaningless gore. It's like thefilm tries to throw a little bit of the actual story in there near theend of the film, but it's too little too late. The damage has alreadybeen done. Rawhead Rex is pure cheese, but it's not even good cheese.It's like that hunk of cheese you've had in the fridge for a year and ahalf that's covered in three inch thick green mold. This film is out ofprint for a reason. Don't hunt it down unless you're a die hard CliveBarker or major horror fan. I implore you though to give theexceptional short story a read or to read it again if you have already.
This is one of the most cheaply made films ever, but from reading Books of Blood, it is pure genius. Clive Barker is the master of horror. Don't Blame the man he wasn't the producer, he was the author. So if you are not Impressed with the film. Read the Books of Blood Volume two. Clive barker is a GENUIS!!!!