Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rawhead Rex (1986)




Director: George Pavlou

Starring: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Niall Toibin

Run Time: 1:29

Rant: If you were a demon around before the time of Christ, you wouldn't go by the name Rawhead Rex. I can't decide if that's a great name or a shitty one. There's something about it that's kind of amazing. Clive Barker wrote it as a short story. I love Clive, but you never know with movies sometimes. The Lawnmower Man was a great short story by Stephen King, but the movie smelled like shit.


Much like the title of the movie, I can't decide if I love the Irish accent or I hate it with every inch of my soul. Sometimes it's cute and silly, other times I want to drive my cock into their alcoholic brains.
Once again, I don't know weather I like the Rawhead Rex costume or hate it. Sometimes it's spooky, sometimes it looks like what it is: a big idiot with a mullet in a Halloween costume. Maybe I don't know with this movie. There's a part where a pregnant woman falls down. That's awesome. Then ol' Rawhead goes over to her and doesn't kill her. What the fuck? I wanna be entertained here, not teased. My biggest problem with the movie is our main guy and his wife are from America visiting Ireland, but their children clearly have Irish accents. That's piss.

Some of the shots remind me of Evil Dead. The effects are decent enough. It's not a great horror movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it does what it should. Rawhead appears in the first 10 minutes of the movie. They set up some characters. The first kill is 15 minutes in. I didn't expect a slasher but it's almost like the lost Friday the 13th sequel set in Ireland, except instead of Jason the waterhead we get fucking Rawhead Rex. This is a solid awful horror movie.

Fun Facts: Director George Pavlou has directed only 3 movies, 2 of which written by Clive Barker.

Ratings:
Horror Film: 6
Entertainment: 6.5
Gore: 5
Overall: 5.8



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