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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.

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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Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer.

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Someone has awakened him. See more »


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Trivia

This movie was shot during a freezing cold winter. Moreover, streets and forests had to be hosed down in order to remove snow before certain scenes were shot for the sake of continuity. 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 Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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

great when I was young, not anymore
10 November 2003 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Rawhead rex was created by Clive Barker who is a genius through words, yet his film adaptations seem to fall short of his novels intensity. And intense they are. This film had a great monster when I first saw it, but after seeing it again, it's definitely lost its appeal! There are some hilarious scenes, some gruesome scenes, and a few that plain sucked. I can't wait for Tortured Souls!

5 outta 10


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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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