Clive Barker's Rawhead Rex scores new 4K restoration and Blu-ray release

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May 1, 2017, 5:12 PM EDT (Updated)

Before Clive Barker got famous with the terrifying Hellraiser franchise in the summer of 1987, one of his short stories from Volume 3 of his Books of Blood anthology was adapted into a savage little grindhouse horror flick called Rawhead Rex.

Directed by George Pavlou, it's borderline campy, insanely gory, but features a revolting pagan demon terrorizing an English trailer park and village. Its cult status has grown over the years as classic, VHS-era '80s horror movies like Firestarter and Pumpkinhead have been given the green light for big-budget remakes.

Now Kino Lorber is giving some deserved love to this obscure 1987 treasure with a sparkling new 4K transfer restoration and limited theatrical engagement this summer, followed by a deluxe Blu-ray release in time for Halloween.

Here's the announcement from the home video company:


Rawhead Rex has been circulating in the remake rumor mill for years, and this just might be the catalyst to resurrect the punk destructor for a modern reboot. Are you a fan of the rampaging Rex, and will you scoop up this Blu-ray for an All Hallow's Eve treat?


(Via Bloody Disgusting)