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Carnivore (2000)






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Kids discover that an old scary house is a lot scarier than they ever could have imagined in this gory horror outing. Four teenagers looking for a good time decide to have a party in an old house, that, according to local legend, is haunted. However, the kids soon discover that there's something worse than ghosts waiting for them -- the basement of the house is actually a secret laboratory set up as part of an undercover government defense project, and their latest project is a mutant creature that can be unleashed against our enemies. When the monster accidentally gets loose, the only hope for the kids is if government intelligence agents trying to keep the project under wraps can find and kill the creature before he finds them and tears them to bits. Shot and edited over a period of ten years, Carnivore was the first feature film from horror fans Joseph Kurtz and Kenneth Mader.more
Rating: R (creature violence, language, and some sexuality)
Genre: Horror
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Kenneth Mader, Kenneth Mader
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On DVD: Dec 17, 2002


Randy Craig
as Sheriff Holt
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The movie is terribly bad to the comparison of other movies, though I have to be a little nice due to the fact that it has scared me for months that I had anxiety and nightmares that really messed me up (No joke!), especially with the cover. Please, don't let your kids watch this scary crap.

Sage R.
Sage Reiger

Boring with horrible effects and a cheesy creature. The characters are awful and the plot drags along going no where. The ending was pretty bland and uninteresting. Just a cheap awful monster movie with little to offer.


Carnivore is the story of a top-secret government experiment gone awry, as a scientist in a secluded house deep in the rural country is one-upped by his monstrous project, a bio-genetic warfare creature that murders him and escapes out of the hidden lab and into the house. As the night wears on, the house becomes inhabited by two teen couples, some cops, and secret government agents, leaving plenty of bait for our goofy creature (clearly a man in a costume, but thankfully, the focus is on its face, which reminded me of a cross between a critter and Station from Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey). The big problem with this film is the hour long build-up of practically nothing happening. It was almost to the point where I was falling asleep, and I rarely EVER fall asleep to movies (it's only happened twice!). When the deaths do happen (all fucking 2 of them, not counting the beginning one with the scientist), they are EXTREMELY gory and cool to watch, which had me thinking this film was going to end with a gang...not the all. In the end, it fizzles big time. Also, don't be fooled by the 2000 release date. This film started being made all the way back in 1988 (you can tell when one of the computer screens shows a 1989 date) and finally limped onto DVD and VHS 12 (!!) years later. So, yes, this really IS a late-80's, early 90's film, and not some incredibly artistic modern movie that perfectly captures that era. Overall, a complete borefest save for the two awesome deaths towards the end.

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