Rawhead Rex (1986)

rawhead rex

This week’s episode sees the return of lovely recurring guest Ele Matelan (from Our Fair City, Starlight Radio Dreams and Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment), to help us unpack 1986’s Rawhead Rex!

Written by horror icon Clive Barker (a.k.a. Pervy Lovecraft) and based on his short story, Rawhead Rex sees the return of a goofy-looking hell demon to terrorize a small Irish village, with only an obnoxious American photographer and his sexy grey cardigan to stop it. Check out our episode, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!

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2 parts Irish whiskey
1 part Fireball cinnamon whiskey
1 part orange juice

1 egg white
pinch, ground clove
1/4 tsp lemon juice
dash, ground cinnamon
pinch, black pepper

Whip up the foam ingredients with a whisk or immersion blender to combine. Mix whiskeys and orange juice in a lowball glass with a large piece of ice, then top with the foam and serve.


  1. Any time you see a POV shot from the monster or a character
  2. Every time a character showcases a silly run 
  3. Whenever characters give blood-curdling screams


The scenery-chewing verger bellows, “Kill me? I HO~O~O~O~PE!”

Join us next week as we celebrate Shark Week (like we do every year) with last year’s cult hit, the Shark vs. Blake Lively film The Shallows!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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