KillerSaurus – UK, 2015 – reviews

 
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‘One experiment you don’t want to go wrong…’

Killersaurus – aka Killer/Saurus – is a 2015 British science fiction horror film written and directed by Steve Lawson (Nocturnal Activity; Survival Instinct) for Creativ Studios.

The film stars Julian Boote (Evil Souls; Deadtime; Dead Room), Adam Collins, Helen Crevel (Survival Instinct), Steven Dolton (Zombie Undead; Devil’s Tower), Vicki Glover (Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown; Bikini Girls v Dinosaurs) and Kenton Hall (Valley of the Witch; Theatre of Fear; The Amityville Asylum).

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Plot:

When a scientist runs short of funding for his life-saving medical Bio-Printing research, he accepts an offer of investment from a shadowy military organisation. In return, he is forced to use his technology to create the ultimate battlefield weapon – a full size Tyrannosaurus Rex.

After a horrific accident in which the dinosaur massacres his research team, the scientist shuts down the project. However, his investors demand results and it can only be a matter of time before the deadly T-Rex is unleashed upon the world…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

Despite the lack of puppet-on-the-loose action, Killer/Saurus is a fun little sci-fi/horror picture with some appealing performances from its cast and a solid awareness of its limitations. It’s played completely straight when many such microbudget fancies would descend into silliness or spoofery.” MJ Simpson

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“For a supposed “Killer”saurus, he sure does like to tease us. Honestly, about a third of this film is a dinosaur looking at a man. Talking about teasing, why not just give us the expected “Jed’s dead.” line you’ve been hinting at since about minute five? Painful throughout, but some of that dialogue tickles while it smarts.” Jim Drew, Letterboxd.com

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My main criticism of the film is its rigidity and lack of playfulness. It’s a crazy concept, but it doesn’t really embrace it, instead veering towards a dramatic narrative which seems a little misplaced. As it stands, while Killersaurus should be commended for its low budget achievements, there is a feeling it could have been so much better.” Dave Wain, Zombie Hamster

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Image thanks: MJ Simpson

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