MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2021!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2021!

The annual celebration of all that’s Irish is upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day¬†ūüćĬ†is here, those with horror in our Irish hearts¬†ūüíö¬†can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! So, here is a list of Irish made…or themed…horror flicks to send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. The Canal

11. Citadel

12. I Am Not A Serial Killer

13. A Dark Song

14. The Lodgers

15. In Fear

16. The Hole In The Ground

17. Rawhead Rex

18. Into The Dark: Crawlers

19. Halloween III: Season of the Witch

20. Leprechaun

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-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

The celebrating of all that’s Irish is upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day is here, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! So, here is a list of Irish made or themed horror flicks to send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

st patricks clovers

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11. I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. A Dark Song

13. The Lodgers

14. In Fear

15. The Hole In The Ground

16. Rawhead Rex

17. Into The Dark: Crawlers

18. Leprechaun

 

-MonsterZero NJ

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TOMB OF NOSTALGIA: RAWHEAD REX (1987)

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RAWHEAD REX (1987)

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Rawhead Rex is a 1987 British horror based on a short story by Clive Barker. It has a pagan demon (Heinrich von Schellendorf) being unleashed from his tomb in Ireland when a farmer removes a protective stone. The creature goes on a killing spree, claiming victim after victim, till he murders the son (Hugh O’Conor) of an American researcher (David Dukes), who vows to find a way to destroy the monster once and for all.

Flick is lamely directed by George Pavlou from a screenplay by Barker himself. The director fails to bring any scares or intensity to the tale, even with Rex reigning bloody terror on Ireland’s trailer parks and tourists. You’d think that with this local legend being so well known in a small town, to the point of being included in a church stained glass window, that a local farmer would known better than to remove the stone that has imprisoned the beast for centuries. The creature himself is extremely rubbery and when it roars, you can see actor Heinrich von Schellendorf’s own mouth inside it’s maw. The monster is dressed like he’s a member of a Danish heavy metal band, complete with mohawk and there seems to be little rhyme or reason for his killing. It’s very random. There is also little explanation as to why or how Rex gains control of a local priest (Ronan Wilmott) by pissing on him. The acting from a cast of basic unknowns is quite underwhelming and despite the amusement of abundant gore, the make-up and visual FX are all quite cheesy. The climactic confrontation with Rubberhead Rex is also silly and we get little explanation as to why things work out the way they do. It seems made up as they go along…like the rest of the movie, to be honest.

I never understood the love for this flick. It has a decent fan-base and is fondly remembered, but I am not a fan. A recent revisit didn’t change my mind, even with laughably cheesy FX and a lot of 80s nostalgia. It’s not scary. It’s not intense. It has a very thin story that really doesn’t go anywhere and it’s creature is too rubbery and silly looking to be the least bit effective. There is a lot of bloodshed and heads ripped off, but otherwise, little to recommend. For it’s fans only.

 

-MonsterZero NJ

Rated 2 rubbery Rexs.

 

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