FILM REVIEW: CARNOSAUR (1993)

I revisited a dinosaur movie that I watched long ago, Carnosaur. Like Jurassic Park, it depicts dinosaurs being brought back to life. However, the way these animals were brought back was even more grotesque than in Jurassic Park. Even though the special effects and storyline were cheesy as heck, there was something about the movie that had me hooked. I did some digging around and discovered that Carnosaur was based on a horror novel written by Australian author, John Brosnan. The story of the novel was more complex and entertaining, but it costs an arm and a leg to buy it. To make it even more intriguing is the fact that the Carnosaur novel predated Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel by six years. Even though both of these dinosaur stories had film adaptations released in the same year, Jurassic Park received all the praise and high-quality special effects while Carnosaur received cheap special effects and practically faded into obscurity. I think it would be nice if Carnosaur received a high quality remake, but only time will tell if that will happen.

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