Three things are always true in the world of sci-fi/horror: Number 1--Knockoffs and ripoffs are a way of life
Number 2--For the love of GOD, do NOT SCREW with Mother Nature!
Number 3--Watching tree-huggers get their faces chewed off warrants at least one viewing.Something called Carnosaur hit the video stores about a month after Jurassic Park hit the local Burger King. It's dumb. The special effects are silly. The dinosaurs look like dusty old props from Land of the Lost. I was looking for Sleestaks. Here's the people that are in it:
Diane "Everyone confuses me with Louise Fletcher" Ladd
Raphael Sbarge giggle
Jennifer "I never showed my boobs in movies like Up the Creek and The In Crowd, but I did play Cindy Brady in A Very Brady Christmas, yet I've never been shot at" Runyon
Clint "If it's straight-to-video horror, I'm in." Howard
So these people get eaten by ravenous dinosaurs throughout the movie, I forget in which order. But come on, who counts the egg rolls at a chinese buffet? There's lots of blood, teeth, eating, and screaming and then comes THE SCENE.
This scene is classic: All these extremely obnoxious tree-hugging hippies chain themselves to tractors and bulldozers and throw away the keys in an effort to further their political manifestos. So they're all locked up, late at night, outside. Then a Carnosaur shows up and the blood flies and the hippies get chewed up in the most pathetic, sobbing-and-screaming fashions imaginable and I smile. I found hidden gold in a movie with Raphael Sbarge in it.
Yeah, so it's cheap and all, but at least it has the guts to give hardcore horror fans some dinosaurs doing what we want to see dinosaurs doing: CHEWING HUMANS!For horror fans, it's honestly worth renting for that one scene alone. Trust me. If you like some blood with your dinosaur carnage, go get it.