Ian West’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’ve never been the biggest fan of this movie besides the infamous priest getting pissed on scene and just how much Rawhead wrecks, but I clicked with this movie more than I ever have this morning.
For years I was never able to get with the pacing at play here, I must have rented this three or four times back in the day and had so much trouble even finishing it. Sure, I loved Rex and how dopey his rubber mask was, but that first half hour has the uncanny ability to NyQuil any 12 year old within the first 30 minutes. Luckily this was exactly the kind of rubber faced monster bursting through doors like the kool aid man urine defaced priest pissfest I look for at 35. The last act is super enjoyable as is that folksy vibe scattered through—plus the town and its people feel so real and lived in, with the various bits n bobs scattered throughout houses and kitchens mixed with Barker’s knack for crafting real characters with emotional weight and legit fear fueled terror behind their eyes.
Anyways, the piss scene lol.