Tamara (2005)

R  |   |  Horror, Fantasy, Thriller  |  3 February 2006 (USA)
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Tamara, an unattractive girl, who is picked on by her peers returns after her death as a sexy seductress to exact revenge.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara Riley (as Jenna Dewan)
Katie Stuart ...
Bryan Clark ...
Kisha (as Melissa Elias)
Bill Natolly
Alison Natolly
Chris Sigurdson ...
Mr. Riley
Sarah Blondin ...
Freshman Girl #1
Magally Zelaya ...
Freshman Girl #2
Ernesto Griffith ...
Cop #1
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Security Guard
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Tamara is a girl who didn't quite fit in. Tamara is constantly picked on and when a couple of friends plays a joke on Tamara, it leads to her death. The friends bury her tries to make it seem that Tamara ran away. But all is not forgotten. Tamara reutrns as a sexy seductress and plans her revenge. (due to witchcraft). Well like they say: Karma's a bitch. Written by Anonymous

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Revenge Has A Killer Body. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rule 6  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,157 (USA) (3 February 2006)


$206,624 (USA) (28 April 2006)

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The color red is scarce throughout the film. Its only presence is on Tamara. See more »


When Tamara is performing the love binding ritual, she pulls a strand of hair out of her head. However, when she places it on the napkin, an entire lock of hair appears there. See more »


Bill Natolly: I'm sorry if I misled you.
Tamara Riley: Did you?
Bill Natolly: [pause] I didn't...
Tamara Riley: Look at me Mr. Natoli.
Bill Natolly: [pause] Look it was a...
Tamara Riley: Look at me.
Tamara Riley: It's getting wet.
Bill Natolly: What?
Tamara Riley: The table...
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References Carrie (1976) See more »


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A worthy entry in the horror genre
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to have seen an early screening of TAMARA and was quite impressed with the final result. The film is propelled by the star-making turns of its two leading female characters, Tamara (Jenna Dewan) and Chloe (Katie Stuart). Dewan is a real find, striking a terrific balance between pathos and horror. She makes quite an impact in her first starring role, and the fact that she's also quite stunning certainly does nothing to diminish her screen presence! Stuart's performance as the tragic do-gooder lends real weight and credibility to the film. It's a smart and sincere performance and not just another sassy-talking teen role that too often occupies this genre. The film is engaging throughout and provides some well-placed shock-and-gore to keep its pace humming along. Credit Jeff Reddick's screenplay for that- here's a film clearly written by someone who respects the genre. He never condescends to his audience, and just like in his film, FINAL DESTINATION, includes enough cleverly gruesome moments to ensure that the experience will memorable. While certain performances and scenes could have been tighter, all in all TAMARA makes for a solid entry in the horror genre and mercifully rises above the pack of overly slick (and perhaps overly sick) entries that horror fans have had to contend with as of late.

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