Rawhead Rex

Rawhead Rex ★★★

If there's one thing to admire about Rawhead Rex, it's that this is not a film that is ashamed to show off its monster, which is nice to see considering it's rare a low-budget creature feature is confident enough to put the special effects in plain sight. The problem is that they probably should have been ashamed, because that confidence was woefully misplaced. There's potential in the story here, and whenever the titular monster is seen from a distance, with its massive stature and glowing red eyes, it can make for a legitimately threatening image. However, the second you get a closer look, the illusion falls apart completely, and the entertainment starts to come more from the comedy of it all than any actual scares. It's pretty out-there, and while it may not be winning any awards, it's definitely the first time I've ever seen a priest get pissed on by the monster, so I'll give it that.

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