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Competition: Win the Arrow Video release of ‘Rawhead Rex’

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To celebrate the release of Rawhead Rex – available on Blu-ray 14th May from Arrow Video – we have a copy to giveaway!

If an ancient demon rampaging through the Irish countryside sounds like your cup of tea, Arrow Video’s Blu-ray release of Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex is a must-have. With a strong cult following, this is a much-loved horror film that ticks all the right boxes: picturesque location, an angry demon, locals being eviscerated by the dozen, and good old fashioned good vs. evil. It’s a fun slice of 80s gore.

Order today: https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/rawhead-rex-blu-ray/FCD1751

To win a copy of Rawhead Rex on Arrow Video Blu-ray, just answer the following question:

Which of the following is also a Clive Barker story? Is it:

a) Midnight Meat Train

b) Apt Pupil

c) Sun Dog

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address.
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Blu-ray Review – Rawhead Rex (1986)

Rawhead Rex, 1986.

Directed by George Pavlou.

Starring David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O’Conor, Ronan Wilmot, John Olohan, and Heinrich von Schellendorf.

Synopsis:

A farmer unleashes a demon known as Rawhead Rex, who proceeds to go on the rampage across rural Ireland.

There is an unwritten rule in horror filmmaking that you don’t reveal your monster too soon or too suddenly. All of the best horror movies take their time and, in a lot of cases, leave their villains lurking in the shadows so their dastardly deeds have more impact and shock value. In Rawhead Rex, based on the short story by Clive Barker, who also wrote the screenplay (or was at least credited with writing it), it takes approximately seven minutes for the titular monster to appear in all of his awkward, Halloween store costumed glory, which should give you an indication of what the filmmakers were going
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Giveaway – Win Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Rawhead Rex – available on Blu-ray 14th May from Arrow Video – we have a copy to giveaway!

If an ancient demon rampaging through the Irish countryside sounds like your cup of tea, Arrow Video’s Blu-ray release of Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex is a must-have. With a strong cult following, this is a much-loved horror film that ticks all the right boxes: picturesque location, an angry demon, locals being eviscerated by the dozen, and good old fashioned good vs. evil. It’s a fun slice of 80s gore.

Order here

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, May 27th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions, which you can read here.

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Rawhead Rex – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Back in 1986 Clive Barker was a hot property. His successful, six-volume collection entitled Books of Blood were major international bestsellers, as was his first full-length novel, The Damnation Game. In fact, Barker was one of the early pioneers of the splatterpunk movement in horror fiction, helping to popularize the genre throughout the mid- to late-eighties and into the nineties. Many of his novels and quite a few of his short stories have been adapted for the screen, including Rawhead Rex, originally a short story collected in Books of Blood, Volume 3.

Unfortunately for Barker—and perhaps very fortunate for horror film fans—the first two films made based upon Barker’s work turned out so badly that he not only disowned the films but decided he would direct the next film himself. That film was the seminal Hellraiser (See? Good for us!). The two films Barker, to this day,
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Forbidden Tomes: 7 Autumnal Books to Read on Halloween

Horror fans don’t need a time-sensitive excuse to indulge in uncanny and unnatural literature, but there’s nothing quite like steeping oneself in a novel of the strange as the October winds blow, bringing half-imagined whispers of phantoms from the pages. Some books evoke this sense more effortlessly—and frighteningly—than others. Here are seven chilly, liminal examples of literature’s power to bring us across the veil.

Books of Blood by Clive Barker: While technically five volumes, Clive Barker’s masterwork of short horror fiction brings the perfect mixture of pulpy violence, grotesque monstrosities, and transcendentally disturbing themes. His tales take the reader through gritty urban wastelands, liminal spaces of decay or transgression, where the rejected pieces of society manage to make a life—and encounter monsters in the process. Particularly poisonous treats include the titular story, a nightmarish diatribe on the roadways of ghosts; “Rawhead Rex,
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October 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Rawhead Rex, Wes Craven’s Summer Of Fear, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Criterion Collection

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With Halloween only two weeks away now, that means we have another killer batch of home entertainment releases arriving this Tuesday, primed to get everyone in the mood for the macabre. Cult film lovers should get those wallets ready, as Kino Lorber is keeping busy with The Terror Within II, Revenge of the Dead, and a 4K special edition of RawHead Rex, too.

For those who still venture out into the real world to make their media purchases, Target has the exclusive on season one of Stranger Things that comes in nifty retro packaging, and Criterion has put together a stellar Blu for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Other notable releases for October 17th include American Gods: Season One, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear, Red Christmas, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Honor Farm, and Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection.

American Gods: Season One (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)

When
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Kino Lorber Details Rawhead Rex and Night Angel (Deliver Us From Evil) Blu-ray Releases

Kino Lorber just sent over the official specs on their upcoming Blu-rays of Rawhead Rex and Dominique Othenin-Girard’s (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers) Night Angel Aka Deliver Us From Evil. Read on for details. RawHead Rex (1986) A… Continue Reading →

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Horror Highlights: Rawhead Rex 4K Screening, A Dark Song Blu-ray, Wolfenstein #1, Dwelling, I Know You’Re In There, Hex

Kino Lorber has restored George Pavlou's Rawhead Rex (based on Clive Barker's short story of the same name) in 4K quality and the Hexploitation Film Festival will screen the newly remastered film for one night only this Friday, August 25th. Also: A Dark Song's Blu-ray / DVD release details, a look at preview pages from Wolfenstein #1, Dwelling and I Know You're in There release details, and Hex, a Halloween costume party extravaganza.

Rawhead Rex 4K Screening Details: Press Release: "Hamilton, On, August 17, 2017 – The Hexploitation Film Festival is thrilled to be premiering Kino Lorber’s brand new 4K Restoration of Clive Barker’s and George Pavlou’s Rawhead Rex at a special, one-night-only screening at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton on August 25 at 8:30 pm.

Adapted by Clive Barker from his Books of Blood, Rawhead Rex has been restored from the original film negative, unrated and in 4K. Ireland
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Kino Lorber Reveals Special Features & Cover Art for Rawhead Rex 4K Restoration Blu-ray

Back in April, Kino Lorber announced that they would be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Rawhead Rex with a 4K restoration of the Clive Barker-penned film (based on his short story of the same name), and they've now revealed the Blu-ray / DVD cover art, full list of special features, and an October release date for the restoration:

Rawhead Rex will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Kino Lorber on October 17th. Kino Lorber had previously announced a theatrical release of the 4K restoration, and while we don't have a complete list of screenings, the restored film will be shown at The Hexploitation Film Festival in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, August 25th.

Below, we have the complete list of special features and a look at the cover art for the new Blu-ray / DVD release of Rawhead Rex:

From Kino Lorber: "Coming October 17th on DVD and Blu-ray!
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Art, Date and Full Details for ‘Rawhead Rex’ 4K Restoration!

We’re still pretty surprised that Kino Lorber has given such a prestigious treatment to George Pavlou’s Clive Barker adaptation Rawhead Rex, but we’re certainly not complaining. The brand new 4K restoration, from the original camera negative, is headed to DVD and Blu-ray this October! Over on their Facebook today, Kino Lorber showed off all the […]
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‘Rawhead Rex’ 4K Restoration Previewed With Trailer and Poster Art

‘Rawhead Rex’ 4K Restoration Previewed With Trailer and Poster Art
Yes, director George Pavlou’s infamous Clive Barker adaptation Rawhead Rex (1986) is getting a 4K restoration courtesy of Kino Lorber, and it’s headed to select theaters over the summer and Blu-ray & DVD in time for Halloween. A strange and amazing time to be alive, eh? In the film… Ireland will never be the same after […]
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Rawhead Rex 4K Restoration Trailer Unleashed

Not content to simply unleash director George Pavlou’s 1986 adaptation of Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex on Blu-ray, Kino Repertory wants everyone to take a bite out of the trailer for the upcoming theatrical re-release preceding the disc. Kino is hoping your… Continue Reading →

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George Pavlou’s Little Devils: The Birth Spawns From Hell One Last Time via a Limited Re-release!

Little Devils: The Birth “This is one Birth Announcement the World Could do Without.” Victoria, British Columbia: Canadian film distributor Shivers Entertainment is set to launch evil upon the world! Their latest launch is a re-release of director George Pavlou (Rawhead Rex, Transmutations) and writer Elliott Stein’s Little Devils: The Birth. Originally released in 1993, …

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Horror Highlights: Little Devils: The Birth, Wytches in Image+ Magazine, The Drifter, Landing Lake

The tiny ghouls from Little Devils: The Birth return with Shivers Entertainment's DVD and VHS release of the 1993 cult film, and we have official details on the re-release in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes details on the Wytches comic coming to Image+ magazine, clips from The Drifter, and the trailer for Landing Lake.

Little Devils: The Birth Re-Release: Press Release: "Victoria, British Columbia: Canadian film distributor Shivers Entertainment is set to launch evil upon the world! Their latest launch is a re-release of director George Pavlou (Rawhead Rex, Transmutations) and writer Elliott Stein’s Little Devils: The Birth. Originally released in 1993, Shivers will make this iconic Canadian filmwork available through a limited DVD and VHS release. Items will be limited as gargoyles emerge from Hell, one last time!

The film’s story begins when a scientist, Dr. Lionel (Wayne McNamara, Psycho Pike), makes a trip to Hell and returns with a strange ooze.
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Rawhead Rex 4K Restoration, Theatrical Re-Release & Blu-ray / DVD Announced by Kino Lorber

In the 1980s, Clive Barker introduced horror fans to a world where pleasure and pain intertwined in Hellraiser (based on The Hellbound Heart), and in that same decade in Books of Blood Volume 3, he created a violent creature known as Rawhead Rex, who jumped to the screen to prey upon a rural town in George Pavlou's 1987 film of the same name. Now, 30 years later, Kino Lorber is bringing Rawhead Rex back to select theaters this summer with a new 4K restoration that will also be featured on a new home media release this fall.

The exact dates for the theatrical re-release and special edition Blu-ray / DVD of Rawhead Rex, as well as the home media release's special features, have yet to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.

In the meantime, we have the official announcement from Kino Lorber below,
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Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels Deluxe Limited Edition Details / Cover Art

Readers can now get reacquainted with Pinhead and Harry D'Amour in St. Martin's first edition hardcover of Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels, and collectors can look forward to Earthling Publications' upcoming deluxe limited edition of Barker's new novel.

Teased on Facebook and slated for a late summer / early fall debut, the numbered hardcover of Earthling Publications' signed, deluxe limited edition of The Scarlet Gospels (limited to 500 copies) is now available to pre-order for $250. Collectors can also inquire about purchasing one of the lettered hardcovers of The Scarlet Gospels, which are limited to 26 copies (price to be determined).

The cover art shown below was designed by Malleus Rock Art Lab, and the interior artwork featuring Pinhead was created by Edward Miller. In addition to the details listed here, Earthling Publications' deluxe limited edition of The Scarlet Gospels will also include one more bonus section (to be revealed soon):

"Synopsis:
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[Comic Execution] 5/30 – ‘Nightbreed’, ‘Trees’, ‘Doctor Spektor’

Can We Please Just Get A Comic Book Adaptation Of ‘Jericho’ Already?

And no, I’m not talking about that one TV show. I think they already did a comic of that and that got cancelled too.

No, I’m referring to the video game ‘Jericho,’ written by Cliver Barker. It is seriously gut-wrenching stuff. I mean, it wasn’t a great game. But it would make a hell of a comic book.

Nightbreed #1

Writer: Marc Andreyko

Artist: Piotr Kowalski

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Price: $4 (Digital)

I’m the worst Cliver Barker fan in existence. I’ve literally only read one book by him (‘The Inhuman Condition’ aka ‘Books of Blood Volume IV’) and I’ve seen a grand sum of One movie based on his works: ‘Midnight Meat Train’ (‘Rawhead Rex’ doesn’t count). And yes, this means I’ve never seen ‘Candyman,’ though I’ve listened to the
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Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Bloody With These 10 Irish Horror Films!

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Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Bloody With These 10 Irish Horror Films!
Today is of course St. Patrick’s Day, which essentially means that us horror fans are allowed the freedom to do two things, without incurring the wrath of judgment that doing those two things typically incurs; not only do we get to drink all day, but it’s sort of an unwritten rule that we must plop our asses on our couches and watch as many of the films in the Leprechaun franchise as we can possibly endure. A great holiday this one is, to say the least.

That said, if you’ve already seen all the Leprechaun movies, and don’t have much interest in watching them again, then have no fear, because we’ve got you covered. We came up with a list of films to accompany you on today’s couch-riding, beer-drinking escapades, all of which are worthy alternatives to the Leprechaun films.

These ten Irish-made horror
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Interview: London Based Artist Dan Mumford

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Interview: London Based Artist Dan Mumford
Fans of horror and extreme music should be familiar with London artist Dan Mumford, whose distinctive artwork has been used in everything from revival movie posters to t-shirts for bands like death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder. I recently chatted with Dan regarding his influences, his art, and his work on the recent rerelease of The Wicker Man.

Your work runs a very broad spectrum when it comes to subject matter, from horror/gore to post-apocalyptic to more portrait-based pieces like “Sisters.” Does any one subject resonate more with you as an artist?

I think it depends on the place I’m in at that time. Post-apocalyptic landscapes and ideas do always excite me with the possibilities of where I can take it, but at the same time its really nice to do something a little more serene and portrait like. I don’t have quite as much interest in
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