Rawhead Rex

Rawhead Rex ★★★

While putting together a coffee table book about Irish religious artifacts, Howard Hallenback (David Dukes) ends up tangling with the titular monstrosity, that until recently lived under a giant stone pillar. The creature roams around the village, killing various townspeople and urinating on the local clergy...as creatures do, before Rawhead makes his obliteration Howard's personal mission.

I don't know what I was expecting here, but Rawhead Rex is a weird film. It's slightly hamstrung by having one of the least charismatic protagonists I've seen on film, but then Rawhead shows up with his goofy, oversized head and misaligned, googly eyes...it's awful, yet amazing.

And when Rex runs...you've simply never seen the like.

This is not an effective horror movie. It felt more like some bizarre Halloween special for Midsomer Murders. Literally everything revolves around this tiny "ancient" church, and our hero treats it like he's unravelling the DaVinci Code.

But it's still a pretty enjoyable watch once Rawhead starts popping up, wreaking havoc.

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