Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an Writer: Clive Barker (screenplay). Rawhead Rex is the titular monster from the short story by horror author, Clive Barker, and its film adaptation. The original short story was published in the third . In Volume III, Barker introduced us to Rawhead Rex, a slavering giant one of the menagerie of original horrors borne of Clive’s imagination.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Rawhead Rex by Clive Barker. Rawhead it was called because its head was huge and raw like meat. It was the last of a line of bar,er dating from before clve, before Christ, when England was forest all over The most famous and powerful story came from Clive Barker’s Books of Blood is here unforgettably illustrated.

The incomparable talent of Les Edwards brin Rawhead it was called because its head was huge and raw like meat. The incomparable talent of Les Edwards brings ancient evil to life. Paperback0 pages. Published June 28th by Eclipse Books first published March 1st To see what your friends thought of this red, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Rawhead Rexplease sign up.

Rawhead Rex

Lists with This Book. Aug 13, Derek rated it liked it Shelves: I didn’t like the barke story, “Rawhead Rex. It was horror for the sake of horror, not for a good story. The second story though, “Twilight At The Towers” that was a delight. J thought it was ingenious to add a cold war, espionagey double-agent type element to a werewolf story.

Enjoyed that quite a whole lot.

Mar 22, Querus Abuttu rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. He’s a mastermind writer that can do no wrong in my warped opinion Let us not talk of ‘Abarat’, for that would be a lengthy discussion Clive Barker has a unique penchant for story telling, and Rawhead Rex highlights his talent beautifully. Needless to say, I didn’t pay to see it. Still, what an excellent story! I grew up on a farm and so I empathized with the trials and tribulations of the first character, Thomas.

This was a man who found rocks, boulders and other soil impediments in the good earth and cleared them away with the hopeful goal rawhed planting fruitful seed. As I read, I felt Thomas Garrow’s desire to get this huge rock out of the fertile soil bed. His persistence won out over the troublesome boulder.


Alas, persistence does not solely reap rewards. Thomas found that out first hand. Then I was Thomas again, bewildered, amazed Barker does some things in this piece that writers are told never to do in a story short or long. He switches POV often, and he introduces multiple characters who have little in common except the thread of their existence in the town of Zeal. All of those things, and he uses the word grimace or a form of it at least four times in the short story OMG: What would author Tim Esaias say?

There are no gargoyles in this prose. SHU’ers you know what I’m talkin ’bout. A barler in writing, for those of us taught by those who are great.

Regardless of the grimaces, and Barker doing all of the things we are taught NOT clivve do as new writers His language, his ‘page turner’ ensemble of words is fantastical. I couldn’t help but love each grossly detailed, sickening and twisted moment. Clive Barker is, perhaps, the best non-personal writing instructor I’ve ever had.

His is the work I study.

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His is the prose I most want to capture the idealism behind. He is frank, honest, visual and forthright. He is the mixed martial artist of the writer’s arena, practicing with no holds barred. An aberration of the mat, and an opponent never to take for granted. If I were in front of him, I would bow low but I would never, never take my eyes off of him. Did I find it hard to believe that the ‘Venus of Willendorf’ was the arch-enemy, the nemesis of Rawhead Rex?

It was a bit of a stretch, but the story played on ancient history, and I loved the gender battle. In addition to the story-line, Barker wracked the limits of human endurance in the reader.

An innocent young girl dies, and an intellectual boy writers might feel for because of his introverted self dies as well.

Granted we don’t have enough rawhdad to fall in love with the boy too much He is God once more. We feel the beast’s thirst, we hunger for dominance, we understand the confusion of a different world that meets us after centuries of tex in a prison in the ground. The world is strange. And even with the last breath and final urinationwe are convinced that Rawhead’s reign has not ended.

That he will be back. As the female energy is omnipresent, so is the male, and like a male organ gone temporarily flaccid Rawhead Rex will rise again.


All he needs is time. Oct 22, Heather rated it really liked it. Makes me realize that ancient beings that have been buried and locked away should probably stay that way. Sometimes it happens before you realize it and sometimes you want it to happen so badly that you go looking for it. I hate to spoil it here but it was a great read with awesome artwork. Oct 13, Jaffa Kintigh rated it liked it Shelves: This folktale is unsubtle allegorical gynophobia. It glorifies rape and youth mutilation and fears the fruitful uterus–not unlike many aspects of modern culture.

At least it recognizes that this stance is that of the monster. The creature, Rawhead Rex, is a giant hypermale [9 ft. It likes to mutilate and debase other males, devour prepubescent kids and rape non-menstruating women in order to procreate This folktale is unsubtle allegorical gynophobia.

It likes to mutilate and debase other males, devour prepubescent kids and rape non-menstruating women in order to procreate. Rawheas cringes away from women on their period and runs from pregnant women. Filled with gore and engorged cocks and a very thin history for the creature, this tale won’t clice for everyone.

A religious element emerges in which penis-worship takes a literal turn when a religious man accepts a baptism by urination from the creature. This tale appears in Creatures: Rawhead Rex is a tale about a monster who eats children, like all monarchy, revolution takes place to dethrone him.

Twilight at Tower is a supernatural spy thriller set in Berlin which a twisted ending. I enjoyed this volume immensely, the gore was really precise to extenuate the terror without being tedious.

Mar 02, Nicole Galloway-Miller rated it liked it Shelves: I was really impressed with this short story contained in Clive Barker’s Books of Blood. Jun 14, Ryan Anthenat rated it it was amazing.

Jan 23, Eugene Van rated it it was amazing. I love this story. Rqwhead had a copy of the movie but I lost it. This short story is one of the reasons I read Clive Barker books. Aug 07, Dimitris rated it it was amazing.

Mary rated it really liked it Sep 23, Remy rated it it was ok Aug 09, Robert James rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Tricia Warden rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Matty rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Amy Wagner rated it really liked it Jan 07,