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A brilliant geneticist, Diane Ladd, plans to expose a lethal virus to every human being on the planet. Her objective: to destroy humankind in favour of her new strain of prehistoric dinosaurs. Two people stand in the way of her diabolical plan, a cynical night watchman and a lovely idealistic environmentalist. The two must overcome their differences long enough to uncover the scientist's scheme and fight her carnivorous creations in a desperate battle against the extinction of the human race. Written by
Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).
The movie bares little resemblance to the original 1984 novel by Harry Adam Knight, the pseudonym for Australian author John Brosnan. The book is set in England and is about a reporter investigating a strange series of brutal deaths which seem to be caused by a wild animal, but is in fact dinosaurs that have been brought back from extinction by an eccentric lord. The book features much carnage caused by many more dinosaurs than the film adaptation, such as a Deinonychus, Megalosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Plesiosaur, Dilophosaurus, Altispinax, Scolosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Deinonychus, Tyrannosaurus, and Brachiosaurus. See more »
The captions at the bottom of the screen, shown occasionally throughout the movie, show "Infected cells per 1 million" followed by a percentage figure. A percentage figure is unitless and not "per" anything. See more »
The last thing we need is a biotech panic about chickens!
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Carnosaur definitely takes the top spot of the dark and unusual dinosaur movies. The almost noir atmosphere of this movie really makes it creepy, at least until the dinosaurs show themselves. Unfortunately, the spooky air of this movie looses its feel when the rubber puppet dinosaurs show up. Sad to say, the Velociraptor dinosaur in this movie is only a step above a Muppet, and the Tyrannosaurus is only slightly better. However, I still enjoyed the movie for the ham and cheese it is. Dianne Ladd really takes her mad scientist role to interesting places in this movie. The excessive gore I could've done without, but it doesn't detract too much from the film overall. A great 'bad' movie that true b-movie fans shouldn't miss.
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