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by Scott Weinberg

"Hee Hee!! Tree-Hugger Carnage!!"
3 stars

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.

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originally posted: 11/15/99 20:43:19
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User Comments

2/28/19 Homo habilis Something something (traumatic injury) something something (extinct animal). Sighhhhhhhhhhh 1 stars
9/14/17 morris campbell lame jurassic park rip off shitty effects 1 stars
6/07/09 Josie Cotton is a goddess Suprisingly good (exept for the FX) 4 stars
4/23/07 David Risser I can't believe how bad this "movie"was- skip it and watch the 2nd and 3rd one instead 1 stars
3/07/07 Larry the hacker Adam Simon deserves an OBE for this Masterpiece! 5 stars
6/20/06 cody a gory silly ripoff of jurassic park, acting was decent and story was legitmate, fair 2 stars
12/18/05 Mark Radburn Smash your dicks, Because Carnosaur is a great movie 5 stars
8/17/05 ES The cover says 'the movie speilberg wanted to make' or some such, that's pretty funny 1 stars
8/27/04 American Slasher Goddess It's cheesy, but it's watchable. 3 stars
8/06/04 Pat "Move over Jurassic Park! - Exept FX wise." 5 stars
1/06/04 Charles Tatum Makes "Jurassic Park" look good 1 stars
10/21/01 travis really dumb the next two are better 2 stars
9/30/01 Mohammad J. Absolutely awful 1 stars
9/25/01 Shane Robert Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What kind of a idiot would rip-off Jurassic Park! This movie does'nt even have a happy end! 1 stars
6/17/01 Shawn Kinney Most people don't like this movie for the special effects, but is somewhat enjoyable. 4 stars
5/06/00 Steve Lieser By the time the first scene was over I knew this pathetic excuse for a movie would suck 1 stars
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  02-Mar-1993 (R)



Directed by
  Adam Simon

Written by
  Adam Simon

  Diane Ladd
  Raphael Sbarge
  Jennifer Runyon
  Clint Howard
  Ned Bellamy

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