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clive jr
« on: March 09, 2001, 10:33:50 PM »

i think the subject says it all what do you think?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2001, 04:17:07 PM »

I actually saw this on the big screen when Empire Pictures (Big Bad Charlie Band's first smack at a film company).  It was in some greasy, sleezy dive called the Electric Theater on Market Street in SF.  They would show a triple bill fpr week then rotate it to something else.  I even saw Ghost Town (Empire's final gasp) there.  Others were Dolls, Transmutations (aka Underworld) and Necropolis!

Back to Rex -

This was a fairly faithful adaptation of Barker's story, but it just did not work all that well.  I particularly missed the part of the story with Rex lounging around with the lead character's kid's corpse, scooping the guts with a finger and scarfing them down.  Yuck, but extremely effective (Clive has forgotten just how Grand his Guignol used to be).  I still liked the movie though, but the monster needed to be better.  It was just some guy in a phony looking masked.  And his mouth was far too small.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2001, 02:16:28 AM »

Little known fact about Underworld: Back in `82,
an obscure electronic act called Freur wrote
music for this film.  Later on, Freur would
break up, and the remaining members would start
another band called, yep, Underworld!

That said, how was the movie?  I've never
actually SEEN it...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2001, 04:36:02 PM »

Not much, and the score was nothing special either, electronic music buzzing, humming, clicking and thumping.  At least Rawhead Rex was exciting.  

The best thing about Underworld was the Clive Barker HATED it so much he decided to do his own movie and do it 'right'.  He made Hellraiser.
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