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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?

Patrick's insult to Tamara early in the film, "trailer-trash whore", was ad-libbed by the actor. This was not in the script since writer Jeffrey Reddick himself grew up in a trailer.See more »
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Unfriended (2014)See more »
Don't Panic Babe (It'll Be Okay)See more »


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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
It's one of the better teen horror movies as of late., 3 June 2006
Author: Crazyfarts from Australia

Tamara is an unattractive, unpopular, abused girl in her high-school years. She has a crush on her teacher, Mr. Bill Natolly, and she likes witchcraft. When his teacher publishes her article about the use of steroids by the high-school athletes in the school newspaper expecting to improve her self-esteem, the matter indeed puts the students against Tamara. Three classroom mates use three other silly students to play a prank with Tamara, but they accidentally kill her. Due to a spell, Tamara returns from death and plots a lethal evil revenge against the group, and tries to take Bill from his beloved wife, since there is a bond between Bill and Tamara due to the witchcraft.

This fairly unoriginal movie is actually quite a treat. Even though its premise has been used in many other films before, Tamara seems to pull it off as something new, something we'll stick around and watch.

The acting is for the most part average. The lead jock was probably the worst, clichéd character you could find. Really, most of the characters all follow the usual hum-drum formula. Jenna Dewan definitely stands out and fills her roll nicely. Though you have to admit, just before she died she was already looking quite sexy. So even though she looked her best after she "dies", she looked better than most girls in the movie moments before her passing away.

Anyways, there are some decent death scenes in this one which was surprising. I wasn't expecting that a couple of these could closely rival something out of "Saw". The gore effects used are pretty standard but work well and there's no unbelievably fake CGI thrown in to ruin it. The death scenes are the attraction of the movie except of course for the "sexy" Tamara.

Something that raised my score a little is that it wasn't just a revenge movie. It did throw in some drama and even romance to the mix. She didn't just come back to torture those who accidentally killed her because of their stupidity. She came back for love as well. Though the situation rarely arises, there is some good chemistry working between Tamara and her teacher (I mean, as actors).

Jenna Dewan, though very attractive, manages to bring out the evil side well in Tamara. She doesn't try to cringe her face to look evil, she just has this smile that whenever you see it, you know she's thinking of something really naughty, whether its good or bad. Especially during her first scene back at class after her death and the conversation she had with her teachers' wife.

It runs out of steam near the end, especially since Tamara goes off-screen for quite some time when they should be climaxing the movie, not slowing it down. As long as you can handle a cliché'd movie, you're going to have a bit of fun with this one. It reminds me a lot of "The Rage: Carrie 2". If you dig that flick, I doubt you'll have a hard time getting into this one.

It's one of the better teen horrors as of late in my opinion.

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