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Rawhead Rex is the main antagonist of the 1986 British fantasy-horror film Rawhead Rex.

The ancient Irish demon known as Rawhead Rex was imprisoned underneath a stone pillar, but when three farmers accidentally release him from his prison, he goes on a killing spree.

Appearance

Rawhead Rex is a tall humanoid figure with dirty brown skin. His face is somewhat primate-like, with numerous sharp teeth and a scrunched-up face. He has long black hair on his head, small eyes, and tattered black clothing.

Powers and Abilities

The Rawhead Rex possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Possession
  • Sharp claws
  • Immortality

Fate

Rawhead Rex is killed by numerous energy beams fired at him by a feminine figure that emerged from the stone column. He is then crushed with large stones.

Trivia

  • In the original short story by screenwriter Clive Barker, Rawhead Rex resembled a phallic humanoid with large teeth.

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