"The earth was not made for us - she was made for the dinosaurs"
Doctor Jane Tiptree
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Title: Carnosaur
Directed by: Adam Simon; Darren Moloney [1]
Written by: John Brosnan; Adam Simon
Produced by: Roger Corman; Mike Elliott
Music by: Nigel Holton
Cinematography: Keith Holland
Edited by: Richard Gentner; Lorne Morris
Distributed by: Concorde-New Horizons
Released: May 21st, 1993
Rating: R
Running time: 83 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $1,000,000
Gross: $1,753,979
Next: Carnosaur 2

Carnosaur is a low-budget sci-fi/horror film directed by Adam Simon and Darren Moloney. Produced by "master of shlock" Roger Corman, it premiered on May 21st, 1993 to limited theatrical release. The movie is based on a novel written by John Brosnan. It was one of many films to latch on to the popularity of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park even though it was released two weeks prior to Spielberg's dinosaur mega-blockbuster. Carnosaur spawned two direct-to-video sequels from 1995-1996. The plot of the film centers around an evil scientist named Doctor Jane Tiptree who genetically creates a race of dangerous carnosaurs to wipe out humanity and inherit the Earth. She lets her creations loose, which then begin attacking and feeding on a group of animal rights activists.

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Plot[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tagline for this film is, "Driven to extinction. Back for revenge".
  • Scenes from this film were edited into the 2001 film Raptor.

Reception[edit | edit source]

  • Carnosaur received an 11% (rotten) film score rating on Rotten Tomatoes [2]
  • Gabe Liebowitz of eCinemaCenter.com said, "Few movies have ever been more inept and ridiculous... but maybe that's the point".
  • MaryAnn Johanson of Flick Filosopher criticized the production values of Carnosaur, stating that half of the film was inaudible while the other half was un-viewable. She summed up her review by saying, "Good movies are all good in the same way, but bad movies are each uniquely mysterious, unknowable, and godawful". [3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Darren Moloney only directed additional sequences that were incorporated into the film. The remainder of the film itself was directed by Adam Simon.
  2. Carnosaur; Rotten Tomatoes
  3. MaryAnn Johanson; Carnosaur; FlickFilosopher

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