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Rawhead Rex (Raakalainen) (1986)

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Starring (View all)
David Dukes David Dukes
Howard Hallenbeck
Kelly Piper Kelly Piper
Elaine Hallenbeck
Hugh O Hugh O'Conor
Robbie Hallenbeck
Niall Toibin Niall Toibin
Reverend Coot
Niall O Niall O'Brien
Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing
Donal McCann Donal McCann
Tom Garron
Noel O Noel O'Donovan
Mitch Harney


Written by
Clive Barker Clive Barker
(screenplay)


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2 years ago at Mar 19 5:01
"Rawhead Rex" is the rare film with absolutely no redeeming factors. Based on the short story of the same name by legendary horror fantasist Clive Barker, it manages to be loyal to the superficial aspects of the material while completely missing the entire point of the story. There is no themes or subtext to be read into this film, it's literally a big, dumb monster movie and not even an enjoyably... read more

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2 days, 15 hours ago at Apr 8 12:51
To say I'm a huge fan of Clive Barker would be an understatement, so despite this film's poor reputation, I couldn't pass up the chance to see one of Barker's early adaptations. Sadly, this one is every bit as bad as you've heard, and in no way feels like a Barker film should feel. It's largest problem is that it's utterly void of any semblance of plot or reason. There's no real explanation as to ... read more

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2 days, 15 hours ago at Apr 8 12:51
To say I'm a huge fan of Clive Barker would be an understatement, so despite this film's poor reputation, I couldn't pass up the chance to see one of Barker's early adaptations. Sadly, this one is every bit as bad as you've heard, and in no way feels like a Barker film should feel. It's largest problem is that it's utterly void of any semblance of plot or reason. There's no real explanation as to ... read more
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A U.S. historian (David Dukes) takes his wife (Kelly Piper) and son to an Irish town where the oozing devil incarnate dwells.
Release date: 14 March 1986
UPC: 013023031890
Tags: (2), Horror (1), Adaptation (1), 1986 (1), Gore (1), Clive Barker (1), Based On Short Story (1), Empire Pictures (1)
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Beanie posted a review 2 days, 15 hours ago

“To say I'm a huge fan of Clive Barker would be an understatement, so despite this film's poor reputation, I couldn't pass up the chance to see one of Barker's early adaptations. Sadly, this one is every bit as bad as you've heard, and in no way feels like a Barker film should feel. It's largest problem is that it's utterly void of any semblance of plot or reason. There's no real explanation as to what Rawhead really is, where he comes from, why he looks and dresses like a monstrous heavy metal fan or why he is deathly afraid of pregnant women. We're just expected to take all of this nonsense at complete face value.

The effects are also incredibly poor, with the titular monster being so rubbery that his entire head jiggles with every stomp. The creature also sports a distinctly 80” read more

Beanie posted a review 2 days, 15 hours ago

“To say I'm a huge fan of Clive Barker would be an understatement, so despite this film's poor reputation, I couldn't pass up the chance to see one of Barker's early adaptations. Sadly, this one is every bit as bad as you've heard, and in no way feels like a Barker film should feel. It's largest problem is that it's utterly void of any semblance of plot or reason. There's no real explanation as to what Rawhead really is, where he comes from, why he looks and dresses like a monstrous heavy metal fan or why he is deathly afraid of pregnant women. We're just expected to take all of this nonsense at complete face value.

The effects are also incredibly poor, with the titular monster being so rubbery that his entire head jiggles with every stomp. The creature also sports a distinctly 80” read more

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Movie Maniac posted a review 2 years ago

“"Rawhead Rex" is the rare film with absolutely no redeeming factors. Based on the short story of the same name by legendary horror fantasist Clive Barker, it manages to be loyal to the superficial aspects of the material while completely missing the entire point of the story. There is no themes or subtext to be read into this film, it's literally a big, dumb monster movie and not even an enjoyably stupid one at that. Yes, this movie is neither a good adaptation or one that earns respect on any unique merits. It's literally just wasted time and effort.

The story centers around a small Irish berg where a neolithic creature is accidentally unearthed and awakened after being cast into years of slumber by the growing Christian cult. Immediately his rampage begins and the town soon suc” read more

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