Title: Carnosaur

Also known as:

Year: 1993

Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi

Language: English

Runtime: 83 min

Director: Adam Simon & Darren Moloney

Writer: John Brosnan

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106521/

A crazy female scientist is working on creating a living dinosaur, and then takes the experiment one step further and infects chicken eggs that are being sold and distributed with something that will cause women to give birth to dinosaurs.

Our thoughts:
On my little unofficial quest to find fun, shitty monster movies I finally ended up buying something I had been hesitant towards for a long time, and that was "Carnosaur". The cover clearly indicated crap, and being one of those who grew up loving dinosaurs there was a part of me who wanted this movie, but didn't want to get it and then hate it. Besides, we all know that no one will create better looking dinosaurs than they did in "Jurassic Park" so what's the point? At least that's what kept me away. But now that the time was right I went and bought all three movies, and here is my review.

"Carnosaur" manages to hit so many notes just right that it becomes a stereotypical monster movie in almost every way, and it gets away with it because it's just a stupid monster movie. Another one where the plot doesn't matter. In this case it's an egg company (whatever you call those) where a mad scientist woman works. She has created a living, breathing dinosaur. And she is obsessed with the fact that Earth belongs to the dinosaurs so she has set out to impregnate women all around the world by feeding them infected eggs. Yes, these eggs will create dinosaur babies in their bellies. Isn't that awesome?

Alright, the movie has an insanely stupid plot and that's fine. It manages to include everything you're used to in a movie like this: scientific experiments, humans giving birth to whatever species the movie is about, military involvement, infection spreading, and all the other things I can't be arsed to list. But like I said, "Carnosaur" gets away with it! Yes, because this is a Roger Corman production ripping off "Jurassic Park" and "Alien" all at the same time and it's completely full of charm and entertainment values.

We have our main attraction, the Carnosaur, and through-out the movie it grows bigger and bigger, eventually becoming the monster we always wanted it to be. There are other carnosaurs in the movie, but I honestly can't remember how big part of the movie they were - there were certainly other dinosaurs born, at least. But who cares? We have our main man and he gets bigger and bigger, and eventually so big that they have to fight him with excavators or sorts. The dinosaur looks somewhere between awesome and terrible. It's so clearly fake, but what the hell do you expect? I think considering this isn't "Jurassic Park", the dinosaurs look great. They're fun and they dared to go big - something that could've easily scared people off. But not in a Roger Corman production, of course.

"Carnosaur" is a dinosaur horror movie, that alone should tempt the child in you. Had I seen this growing up I would've absolutely loved it. This is exactly the kind of movies I wish were produced now, but sadly it has all been replaced by annoying CGI that takes you out of the movie. In this one it might not always look great but it's there. The physical dinosaur. We can feel it! It does help that it also has some good gore gags!

Positive things:
- It's a dinosaur movie that isn't "Jurassic Park" or CGI!
- So damn cliché that it's fun again.
- Has enough gore to go around.
Negative things:
- Could've had some nudity!
- Did it really need to include pregnancy/birth scenes like every sci-fi horror?

Gore: 2.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 1.5/5

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