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Rawhead Rex (1986)

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 Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

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Howard Hallenbeck
Kelly Piper ...
Elaine Hallenbeck
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Robbie Hallenbeck
Cora Venus Lunny ...
Minty Hallenbeck (as Cora Lunny)
Ronan Wilmot ...
Declan O'Brien
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Reverend Coot
Niall O'Brien ...
Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing
Heinrich von Schellendorf ...
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Tom Garron
Eleanor Feely ...
Jenny Nicholson
Gladys Sheehan ...
Ena Benedict
Madelyn Erskine ...
Alice Gibson
Gerry Walsh ...
Dennis McHugh
Noel O'Donovan ...
Mitch Harney
John Olohan ...
Dennis Nicholson
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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 Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

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irish | farmer | ireland | demon | rampage | See All (95) »

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He's Pure Evil. Pure Power. Pure Terror. See more »


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17 April 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Clive Barker hated the film. His dissatisfaction inspired him to take a more central role when making Hellraiser. See more »

Goofs

The police have "Police" on their body Armour. Since this film is set in Ireland, they should be known as "Garda". See more »

Quotes

Reverend Coot: [Declan is pushing Coot up to be killed by Rawhead Rex] No, no, no! Declan, wait! Think, think! He doesn't care about you! When it's finished with you, what will it do with you?
Declan O'Brien: Kill me... I HOPE!
Reverend Coot: Declan, for the love of God!
Declan O'Brien: Get upstairs, fuckface! I can't keep God waiting!
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Connections

Referenced in Video Violence 2 (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lord's My Shepherd
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
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Retro-chiller For Brit Horror Fiends
30 March 2003 | by (The Hanged Man Inn) – See all my reviews

God - lighten up people! Why everyone is so down on this movie I'll never know. Yes, if you're expecting a state of the art wam-blam-sh*t-godd*mn thriller this is sure to disappoint....but I feel there's a real old-school 1970's 'British Lion' feel to 'Rawhead Rex' (a la 'The Wicker Man'). And, in that sense, it was probably the last of it's kind: whereas now all British genre films try desperately to ape the US brand of quick cutting MTV 'horror', 'Rawhead' takes one back to the 'abandon all hope thee who enters the country inn' type of chiller that Britain used to excel at (and one that was equally aped by US directors for the likes of 'Straw Dogs' & 'An American Werewolf In London'). Not that this makes 'Rawhead Rex' a good film - just one that time will probably be kinder to than all those current 'hip' US teenflicks..


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