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Critic Reviews for Tamara
There are few words to describe the awfulness of this movie, but let's give it the old college try: dismal, depressing, embarrassing and utterly lacking in any artistic or social worth.
An entry into the cycle of avenging teen-girl pictures, in which the filmmakers try gamely to put a unique spin on familiar material, but eventually fall back on by-the-numbers tropes.
The film has its dubious pleasures.
This indie death-feast, directed by Jeremy Haft and penned by Jeffrey Reddick (co-writer of Final Destination), was initially slated to debut on video. Watching it, you'll wonder why the distributor changed its plans.
After a sly middle, the third act is just slasher-flick clichés; worse, it largely keeps Tamara offscreen. Villainy shouldn't be outsourced.
Audience Reviews for Tamara
Nowhere near as b grade as I expected, actually pretty good.
Tamara is a sweet but geeky high school student who is secretly in love with her teacher. A few of the popular kids find out and set out to publicly humiliate her by pretending to be the teacher and luring her to a hotel room. Maybe not wise considering she is studying witchcraft in her spare time.
Things go bad and Tamara is accidentally killed. The kids decide to bury her for fear of what will happen to them if Tamara's death is discovered.
Before too long, Tamara rises again due to a spell she cast previously, and though she's now beautiful and seductive, she's also risen evil, and she's got an axe to grind with all involved, whether they intended to hurt her or not...
Hubble, Bubble throw a mix of Carrie, Craft, I know what you did last summer into a cauldron and you get this low budget slasher. Borrows ideas from several films and then does it in a similar way on a lower budget. Very predictable, but if you're a fan of slasher films it might just have enough going for it to make it worth a watch once.
Highly flawed and yet somehow it manages to entertain. It's pretty much Carrie all over again, with a few tweaks here and there. Best of all is Jenna Dewan who does look incredible. I don't think she needed witchcraft to make people do what she wanted. There's also some scenes which aren't present in every slasher/horror. Most notably a rather gruesome self-mutilation. There are members of the cast you expect were cast for something other than their acting ability, but you'll also get some cheap thrills.
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