Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rawhead Rex

I found this demon very beleivable and angry. H e was pissed that the Christians had taken over his land and -in the past- had buried him alive. I think I'd be more than a little miffed at the whole situation myself. He didn't seem to have a plan or consistent type of victim, he just reeked havoc on anyone in his path. I think, all too often, we bully our way into a culture and cram our beliefs down its throat without any consideration of the end results. Rawhead examplifies the rage they must feel. The movie, however, was a low budget slasher film, which was common to that era.


  1. The only reason I like the Rawhead Rex movie is that it
    led to Barker being miffed about people mangling his books on film and deciding to take directing into his own hands, which led directly to Hellraiser. :)

  2. I like your cultural idea, Marilyn. Rawhead Rex really did feel like the symbol of a subdued (but not resigned) culture. It's interesting to think back on it, in this light!

    Kathleen Pynn

  3. Great points on culture here. It's very true that a lot of times we bully our way into a culture and cram our beliefs down other people's throats. Very well put!