Carnosaur (1993)

R   |    |  Horror, Sci-Fi

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A genetically manipulated and very hungry dinosaur escapes from a bioengineering company and reeks havoc on the local desert town. A security guard and a girl environmentalist try to stop both it and the company's doomsday bioweapon.


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15 October 2002 | fatfreddyscat
A Z-Movie With A B-Movie Script
Come on, did we really EXPECT a worthy rip-off of "Jurassic Park" here? If it's taken at face value, CARNOSAUR is a fun way to kill 90 minutes. The dinosaur effects are laughable at best, but overall it's better scripted than the average Roger Corman slaughterama, and Dianne Ladd gives an over-the-top performance that alone makes this one worth watching. You get the feeling that there was probably a decent movie here if only they'd had a big enough budget. It may not be saying much, but at least it's better than the two sequels that followed. If you're in the mood for a good, goofy, gory B-movie, CARNOSAUR shouldn't disappoint. Besides, you can buy it on DVD for only $5.99 (like I did). Can't beat that with a stick!

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Release Date:

21 May 1993



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Arizona, USA

Box Office


$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,127 23 May 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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