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Rawhead Rex (1986)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  17 April 1987 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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. Written by K.L.

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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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The Lord's My Shepherd
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
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21 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've given this a 10 to bump up the average, because 4.2 doesn't reflect the core 'horror' quality that is a strong undercurrent to this movie. I saw Rawhead when I was quite a bit younger but all those who saw it with me said the same thing; that this movie contains a genuine flavor of something you can't quite put your finger on, but other directors / collectors of horror should take note of.

Don't dismiss this movie, its stupid on many levels, but like Evil Dead (One) contains that low budget horror magic that only a few directors can capture.

Am I wrong?


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