The F*cking Black Sheep: Roger Corman’s Carnosaur (Video)

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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I was a 9-year-old kid with a mild fascination with dinosaurs and a major love for cinema when the first JURASSIC PARK was released back in 1993, so I couldn't tell you how I managed to miss seeing that film on the big screen. But while JURASSIC PARK was giving kids of my generation a life-changing theatrical experience, I was home watching the mockbuster event of '93 on VHS – the Roger Corman-produced dino film CARNOSAUR… which didn't deliver on quite on the same spectacular level as Steven Spielberg's film did, but it had its own low-rent charms.

Lance Vlcek got the best of both worlds – he saw JURASSIC PARK in the theatre and watched CARNOSAUR. With the latest entry in the JURASSIC franchise, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, set to reach theatres in the U.S. next week, Lance has decided to revisit CARNOSAUR with the latest video in our The F*cking Black Sheep series.

In case you're not familiar with CARNOSAUR, the film had the following synopsis: 

From chicken eggs, a deranged geneticist brings dinosaurs back to life. A brilliant discovery, till she turns the carnivores loose on a quiet town. They breed like rats. They prey like the plague. It's man against the most vicious beasts of all time – and neither will survive while the other is alive.

What Lance has delivered with the video below is a retrospective on CARNOSAUR that probably has deeper emotional content than any review of this film ever had before. It's actually a heartwarming video, if you have nostalgia for the days of films like CARNOSAUR, as Lance and I do.

I'm not even that fond of the first CARNOSAUR, although it will always have a place in my heart and mind because of my childhood viewings of it. I actually prefer CARNOSAUR 2, which is a blatant rip-off of ALIENS. But with dinosaurs.

Before you see JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, check out what Lance had to say about CARNOSAUR:

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.