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Rawhead Rex (1986)

An ancient creature called Rawhead is awakened from its slumber near an Irish village and goes on a rampage killing anyone in sight.

Director:

George Pavlou

Writer:

Clive Barker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Dukes ... Howard Hallenbeck
Kelly Piper ... Elaine Hallenbeck
Hugh O'Conor ... Robbie Hallenbeck
Cora Venus Lunny ... Minty Hallenbeck (as Cora Lunny)
Ronan Wilmot ... Declan O'Brien
Niall Toibin ... Reverend Coot
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing
Heinrich von Schellendorf ... Rawhead Rex
Donal McCann ... Tom Garron
Eleanor Feely Eleanor Feely ... Jenny Nicholson
Gladys Sheehan Gladys Sheehan ... Ena Benedict
Madelyn Erskine Madelyn Erskine ... Alice Gibson
Gerry Walsh Gerry Walsh ... Dennis McHugh
Noel O'Donovan Noel O'Donovan ... Mitch Harney
John Olohan John Olohan ... Dennis Nicholson
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Storyline

The writer Howard Hallenbeck is spending vacation in the countryside of Ireland with his wife Elaine and children researching legends and myths for his book. Meanwhile, a farmer is trying to remove an old column on the field and accidentally unleashes the evil pagan god Rawhead Rex that begins a crime spree in the village where Howard and his family are lodged. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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...he lives again to feed again. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The special effects team only had four weeks to make the Rawhead Rex costume. Moreover, the Rawhead Rex costume was done as a single piece with latex skin. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes the monster's mask is obvious. The spot where the mask ends gets loose from time to time. The most obvious is during the attack on the trailer park right after a propane tank explodes and Rawhead runs toward and attacks the man who fired the gun. See more »

Quotes

Howard Hallenbeck: God damn it, don't you humor me!
Reverend Coot: Mr Hallenbeck, this is Christ's house.
Howard Hallenbeck: Wasn't always his, was it?
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Connections

Referenced in My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lord's My Shepherd
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
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User Reviews

Funny B-movie with added bonus to Irish viewers
1 August 2003 | by laughingremlinSee all my reviews

This is an hilarious horror flick, if you like bad movies and especially if you remember Glenroe et al from the 80's..its a veritable spot the face. I loved the fact that the 'bad' priest was church of Ireland, another classic Irish touch.

I found this really amusing, as I love this sort of bad movie. You'll never look at a fairy fort or ring fort the same way after seeing this!


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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RawHeadRex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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