Carnosaur 2

Carnosaur 2

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Director: Louis Morneau

Cast: John Savage, Cliff De Young, Ryan Thomas Johnson

     
 

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The dinosaurs are back, and they're getting hungrier by the minute in this sequel to the terror tale Carnosaur. There's been a call for help from a secret underground military facility deep in the Nevada desert, so a rescue team led by Maj. McQuade (Cliff De Young) and trouble-shooter Reed (John Savage) is sent out to investigate. When they arrive, the facilitySee more details below

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The dinosaurs are back, and they're getting hungrier by the minute in this sequel to the terror tale Carnosaur. There's been a call for help from a secret underground military facility deep in the Nevada desert, so a rescue team led by Maj. McQuade (Cliff De Young) and trouble-shooter Reed (John Savage) is sent out to investigate. When they arrive, the facility's staff are all dead -- the only living person they can find is a lost, disoriented teenager named Jesse (Ryan Thomas Johnson) who is wandering through the flats. As they investigate, McQuade and Reed make two terrifying discoveries. A cache of high-grade plutonium has been stored there, but the containment is faulty, and a cloud of deadly radiation is slowly but surely being released. To make matters worse, the Army had found a number of dinosaur eggs during a dig and had stashed them at the Nevada facility...and the radiation has caused them to hatch, with a pack of hungry velociraptors patrolling the area as a result. Carnosaur 2 also stars Don Stroud, Rick Dean, and Arabella Holzbog.

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All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Another movie in the Carnosaur franchise, another Hollywood blockbuster to knock off. This time, it's Aliens that gets the Roger Corman treatment, as a ragtag group of paramilitary commandos storms an isolated research base only to find that slumbering predators have awoken and left only one young survivor. Of course, instead of a beautifully H.R. Giger-designed alien world, a screaming blond moppet, and a shadowy corporation pulling the strings, we get a drab terrestrial hideaway called Yucca Mountain, a cataleptic teenager and a standard-issue government cover-up. The original Carnosaur was nothing but a low-budget Jurassic Park also-ran, but it did have its moments -- Diane Ladd's sinister pronouncements and John Carl Buechler's cheap but effective visual effects. For this sequel, new screenwriter Michael Palmer jettisons the spooky mutant-baby/virus angle and hones in on endless scenes of dinosaurs -- midget rubber dinosaurs, no less -- skittering down industrial corridors. To compensate for the less-resonant visuals, director Louis Morneau ratchets up the queasy violence. He seems fixated on the idea of severed human limbs and takes several opportunities to run with that concept. Low-budget horror films have often matched and frequently surpassed mainstream Hollywood fare in terms of wit, style, gore, and sheer fright. The best that can be said of Carnosaur 2 is that it gives good gore.

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Release Date:
10/29/1996
UPC:
0736991449633
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
New Concorde

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