Our main story still mostly stays the same. An evil monster with a hunger for children has been unleashed from his underground prison and boy does he have some plans.
Examples from the film adaptation:
- Achilles' Heel: Rawhead still has his.
- Adaptational Modesty: Rawhead resembles an ogre that's dressed for a heavy metal concert, whereas in the short story it was a naked being which was essentially a giant walking penis (with its own penis).
- Antagonist Title
- Infant Immortality: Still very much averted.
- Monster Delay: Averted, it was Clive Barker's intent to make the monster as visible as possible early in the film.
- Large Ham: Declan plays this role.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Rawhead has a pair of glowing red eyes.
- Sinister Minister: Declan is a priest that falls under the control of the titular Rawhead Rex.
- Someone to Remember Him By: A heavily pregnant woman is inexplicably spared by the monster. Her husband? Not so much.