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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.

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

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Heinrich von Schellendorf worked out for two months in order to get into shape to play Rawhead Rex. Moreover, it took two hours to put von Schellendorf in the Rawhead Rex costume. 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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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Plinketto #2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

That Eastertide With Joy Was Bright
Lyrics by John M. Neale
Music by Michael Praetorius and George Ratcliffe Woodward
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User Reviews

Rawhead Rex has its own special place in its genre!
8 April 2000 | by y2campoSee all my reviews

Im the kind of person who alot of the time will buy movies before I have even seen them. That was the case with this movie. I loved this movie! People say it was cheezy, maybe a little but if you love cult horror, get this movie. Its defently a fun little satanic film and I would recomend it to anyone that are fans of the horror / cult genre.


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