Carnosaur

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"Driven to extinction. Back for revenge."
  • R
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 3.6  (4,279)

Carnosaur is a 1993 horror movie directed by Adam Simon and Darren Moloney. It is based on the novel by John Brosnan of the same name. The film takes place in a small town in Nevada where a genetic engineering corporation known as the Eunice Corporation has been working on a secret project to create a new dinosaur species. However, things go terribly wrong when the genetic experiments are accidentally released into the environment, causing the dinosaurs to grow at an increasingly rapid rate and becoming more intelligent.

The movie's plot revolves around the sudden outbreak of a mysterious virus that has been linked to the genetic experiments conducted by the Eunice Corporation. The virus becomes contagious, and although it initially affects birds, it soon begins to infect humans as well. The government intervenes and quarantines the area. A group of scientists, including Dr. Jane Tiptree (played by Diane Ladd), is assigned to investigate the situation and contain the virus.

Meanwhile, a young intern named David Kress (Raphael Sbarge) has stumbled upon a horrifying truth - the Eunice Corporation has created a new species of dinosaur that is growing at an unprecedented rate. When one of the dinosaurs escapes from the laboratory, it begins to wreak havoc on the town. David joins forces with a local schoolteacher named Ann Thaler (Jennifer Runyon), who has also discovered the truth about the experiments. Together, they must try to survive and stop the dinosaurs from destroying everything in their path.

As the plot unfolds, the audience watches as the dinosaurs become increasingly intelligent and develop a taste for human flesh. They relentlessly hunt down their prey, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. Despite the government's attempts to contain the situation, the dinosaurs continue to multiply and spread throughout the town. It soon becomes clear that the only way to stop them is to destroy the Eunice Corporation and put an end to their genetic experiments once and for all.

Carnosaur is a classic horror movie that has become a cult favorite among fans of the genre. The film's use of practical effects and puppetry to create the dinosaurs has been praised by critics, who have noted that it adds an element of realism to the movie. The film also features some standout performances, particularly Diane Ladd's portrayal of Dr. Tiptree, who is both a villain and a victim of circumstance.

Overall, Carnosaur is a suspenseful and thrilling horror movie that is not for the faint of heart. Its graphic violence and gore, coupled with its eerie atmosphere, make it a must-watch for fans of the genre. Despite its age, the film has stood the test of time and remains a classic of 90s horror cinema.

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Description
  • Release Date
    1993
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 23 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    3.6  (4,279)