(2000): A new carnosaur
(Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan.
Corman released "Carnosaur
" to theaters in 1993--a month before "Jurassic Park"--and squeezed three sequels out of it.
(For example, in the early nineties he would rake in a modest success with Carnosaur
, a direct rip-off of Spielberg's blockbuster hit Jurassic Park.) Few films were well received by critics.
After a wonderful opening (the trailer basically) in which a dino egg survives an attack by a ravenous carnosaur
and winds up being deposited amid an island community of lemurs, to be raised as part of the tribe (stop me if you recognise any Tarzan echoes here), the world as they know it gets destroyed in a cataclysmic (and impressively created) meteor shower.
From the shape and size of the print, Weems has identified this beast as a member of the carnosaur
group, which included distant relatives of Tyrannosaurus rex.
CRIMES, the sequel to the pleasant MESOZOIC MURDER, is a fine amateur sleuth tale with plenty of police procedural elements to make for a wonderful investigative tale.