Terrordactyl – USA, 2016

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Terrordactyl is a 2016 American comedy action horror film directed by Don Bitters III and Geoff Reisner from a screenplay by Don Bitters III. The movie stars Jason Tobias, Christopher Jennings and Candice Nunes.

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When a meteor shower rains down outside Los Angeles, Jonas (Jason Tobias) and Lars (Christopher Jennings), two friends stuck in tired, boring lives, head out to find a meteor and strike it rich. After recovering one, they start being stalked by terrordactyls, ancient flying reptiles that launch a full-on assault on the city.

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Trying to survive, they go on the run where the unlikely heroes, along with Candice (Candice Nunes), a tough-and-sexy bartender, Valerie (Bianca Haase), her sultry roommate, and Sampson (Jack E. Curenton), a constantly drunk and brash ex-marine, soon discover that there’s more to the meteor than meets the eye…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

Sharknado was a bunch of set pieces roughly sewn together but it was incredibly fun to watch. Terrordactyl follows the same trend but is hindered by a cringing script, substandard performances and repetitive action scenes that lack any real impact.” Jon Dickinson, Scream magazine

“The flying and attacking pterodactyls look an excellent cross between practical and CG effects and help deliver on the comedy front quite well. All the actors really sell their reactions to the menacing creatures and this alone helps make the movie that little bit more believable. The storyline works and the locations, the film was shot around LA, also feed into the plot line very well.” Michael Knox-Smith, Mike’s Film Talk

“You would expect some sleazy CGI, but alas, the special effects are visually pretty solid. Action at times drags, but worst of all is the humor that easily flat lines. You beg for Jonas to be the first to go. His stammering and ignorance brings more groans than laughs. But you know what, I will take this over “Sharknados” anytime.” Michael O’Keefe, IMDb

Main cast:

  • Jason Tobias (The Unraveling)
  • Christopher John Jennings
  • Candice Nunes (Poseidon Rex)
  • Bianca Haase
  • Victoria Summer (The Zombie Diaries; Dracula: Reborn; Transformers: Age of Extinction)
  • David Landry (In the Woods; Teeth & Blood)
  • Jack E. Curenton
  • Kevin Keator
  • Aubrey Wakeling (Psychos; Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear)
  • Adam Key

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