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Tamara -- Tamara is not the most popular girl in school. Mousy and quiet she is picked on constantly. When her classmates play a practical joke that goes awry and results in her death, the once homely teenager comes back from the dead as a sexy seductress to exact revenge on her by torturous one.
Tamara -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Jeffrey Reddick (written by)
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Release Date:
3 February 2006 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jenna Dewan Tatum ... Tamara Riley (as Jenna Dewan)
Katie Stuart ... Chloe

Chad Faust ... Jesse
Bryan Clark ... Shawn

Melissa Marie Elias ... Kisha (as Melissa Elias)

Gil Hacohen ... Patrick

Marc Devigne ... Roger

Matthew Marsden ... Bill Natolly

Claudette Mink ... Alison Natolly
Chris Sigurdson ... Mr. Riley
Sarah Blondin ... Freshman Girl #1
Magally Zelaya ... Freshman Girl #2
Ernesto Griffith ... Cop #1
Brian Davisson ... Security Guard
Brandy Jaques ... Receptionist

Jeffrey Reddick ... Doctor

Directed by
Jeremy Haft 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Reddick (written by)

Produced by
Michael Almog .... executive producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Michael Califra .... co-executive producer
Jason Constantine .... executive producer
Morton Davis .... executive producer
Danny Fisher .... producer
Jack Fisher .... executive producer
Joe Fisher .... executive producer
Phyllis Laing .... line producer
Matt Milich .... producer
Dave Noll .... co-executive producer
Chris Sievernich .... producer
David Sporn .... executive producer
Andrew Trapani .... co-executive producer
Steve Whitney .... co-executive producer
Martin Wiley .... producer
Original Music by
Mike Suby  (as Michael Suby)
Cinematography by
Scott Kevan 
Film Editing by
Eric Strand 
Casting by
Lindsay Chag 
Production Design by
Gordon Wilding 
Set Decoration by
Shawna Balas 
Costume Design by
Linda Madden 
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... key makeup artist
Shanine Boiley .... assistant hair stylist
Nina Caplette .... hair dailies
Lori Caputi .... key hair stylist
Iantha Goldberg .... special makeup effects artist
Tonie Gonsalves .... hair stylist
Ron Karkoska .... special makeup effects artist: additional photography
Amanda Kuryk .... special makeup effects artist
Brenda Magalas .... first assistant makeup artist
Heather Mages .... special makeup effects artist
Doug Morrow .... key special makeup artist
Steven Kostanski .... prosthetics shop assistant (uncredited)
Production Management
Hartley Gorenstein .... production manager
Dale Tanguay .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Emily Drake .... third assistant director
Richard Duffy .... second assistant director
Megan Heke .... trainee assistant director
Ronaldo Nacionales .... assistant director
Martin Wiley .... second unit director
Art Department
Ricardo Alms .... set dresser
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Jason Gibbs .... property master
Laurel Hogan .... art department coordinator
Tim Jansen .... construction coordinator
John Jennissen .... set dresser
Sheldon Johnson .... draftsperson
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser
Jeffrey Lesage .... lead set dresser (as Jeff Lesage)
Bill MacInnis .... assistant set decorator
Allan McGowan .... set dresser
Rolf Raven .... set buyer
Chris Roznowsky .... first assistant property master
Katharina Stieffenhofer .... assistant art director
Jonathan Van Winkle .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Deb Adair .... sound re-recording mixer
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Beau Borders .... sound re-recording mixer
Hennie Britton .... foley recordist
Ken Cain .... sound conform
Paul Demers .... foley assistant
Joe Dzuban .... sound editor
Derek Gunnlaugson .... on-set observer/assistant
Eric Harwood .... sound re-recordist
Scott A. Jennings .... sound editor
Leon Johnson .... production sound mixer
Michael Keeping .... foley artist
Tateum Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Herwig Maurer .... sound editor
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
Marcelo Teson .... sound editor
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Douglas W. Beard .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Dale Tanguay .... visual effects supervisor
Cameron Bryson .... stunt double
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Kristyn Butcher .... stunt double
Randy Butcher .... stunt coordinator
Terrance Leigh .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Jodi Terhoch .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Campbell .... generator operator
Gabriel Daniels .... grip
Andreas Evdemon .... steadicam operator
Allen Fraser .... still photographer
Terence Fuller .... grip
Andrea Hardy .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera
Jason Heke .... assistant camera
Dean Heselden .... steadicam operator
Joao Holowka .... gaffer
Charles Konowal .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Steve Madden .... key grip
Mike Maryniuk .... camera trainee
Jeremy Milmine .... best boy electric
Juan Carlos Montalvo .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Juan Montalvo)
Brian Sanders .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Bryan Sanders)
Claude Savard .... camera operator
Paul Sigurdson .... first assistant camera (as Einar Sigurdson)
Jeremy Spofford .... second assistant camera
Paul Suderman .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Terry Thiessen .... grip
Shauna Townley .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Roger Wiebe .... best boy grip
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
Casting Department
Kathy Driscoll .... casting: Winnipeg
Jennifer Koenig .... casting assistant: Winnipeg
Patricia Kress .... extras casting assistant: Winnipeg
Michelle Paradise .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Lori Stefaniuk .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Boulet .... set costume supervisor
Patricia J. Henderson .... costumer
Meg McMillan .... assistant costume designer
Heather Neale .... truck costumer
Yvonne Rempel .... costumer
Editorial Department
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
Kurt Tuffendsam .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Allison Wright Clark .... music clearance services
Melissa Marie Elias .... music supervisor (as Melissa Elias)
Mark Skillingberg .... music editor
Joel J. Richard .... additional music texture designer (uncredited)
Joel J. Richard .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dale Bracken .... unit driver
Jim McNulty .... transportation captain
Jim Stevenson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Neal Baksh .... assistant to director
Jason Campbell .... production assistant
Sarah Jane Cundell .... location manager
Martin Ellis .... assistant location manager
Shelly-Anne Hays .... assistant to producer (as Shelly Hays-Novakowski)
Ross Ikeda .... production accountant
David Lapp .... assistant production accountant
Scott Layton .... production coordinator
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services
Mark Selby .... production assistant
Leslie Stafford .... publicist
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and teen drinking
98 min | Philippines:95 min (cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The color red is scarce throughout the film. Its only presence is on Tamara.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the scene where Tamara is tearing the love binding spell from her spell book, the page comes out clean with no jagged tears. The jagged tear where Chloe will later replace the spell into the book can be seen behind the page being torn.See more »
Tamara Riley:[upon realizing that Chloe was innocent of betrayal] My God... what have I done?
[referring to the kids who tormented her]
Tamara Riley:I've become one of them!
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Crawl on me, sink into me, die for me . . . living dead girl., 18 March 2009
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

You know how it goes. It's always the members of the higher social order in High School USA that ends up doing the most damage. In this case, a bunch of teens accidentally cause the demise of the shy misfit known as Tamara, after a malicious prank goes horribly wrong, and set about covering it up. Things get a bit socially awkward when the very same girl returns to school the next day, no longer that shy and looking hot as . . . . well, hell. And what Tamara now likes more than anything (with the exception of the teacher she has a massive crush on, played by Matthew Marsden) is exacting revenge with judicious use of irony.

Yes, it's Carrie meets Prom Night meets Charmed and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But that doesn't mean that it's bad just because it's derivative. Things rattle along at a decent pace so there's never really a dull moment, the acting is all decent enough (Marsden is not a favourite of mine but he did okay here and Jenna Dewan is great in the title role) and the moments of vengeance are all nasty fun for horror fans. It may be too tame for some and too teeny for others but you could do a lot worse if you're after an undemanding little slice of hokum to pass 90 minutes with. If you're a girl then you should perhaps get more from the movie and if you're a guy then this may well be the one horror that your other half does not mind watching with you (a way to ease her into the genre, if you like).

See this if you like: Carrie, Charmed, Jennifer.

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