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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 lives again to feed again. See more »


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Hugh O'Conor and Cora Venus Lunny both receive "introducing" credits 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

Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing: Obviously we'd appreciate your assistance.
Howard Hallenbeck: Well, I've given your man here everything. Every sickening detail. We've done maps, we've done drawings.
Detective: [looking at the crude drawings of Rawhead Rex] It's the same as what the boy saw, sir.
Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing: God, what is it?
Howard Hallenbeck: [sarcastically, referring to an earlier conversation] Of course, darkness can be deceptive.
Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing: I was wrong. I'll grant you that.
Howard Hallenbeck: Oh, thanks.
Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing: Believe me, we're gonna find your son's killer. The valley's being searched by armed officers. We'll find it.
Howard Hallenbeck: ...
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The Lord's My Shepherd
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
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Top Cult movie
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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