Tammy and the T-Rex

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. Tammy and the T-Rex was released a year after Jurassic Park. The movie is so bad that it is good. You could say it is the only movie featuring a love story between a teenage girl and a robot dinosaur.

Tammy and the T-Rex, a jaw-dropping assault on good taste from cult filmmaker Stewart Raffill. Starring and Paul Walker in early roles, the film was originally released in the USA with a PG-13 rating. This release features the recently restored ‘Gore Cut’, presented as originally conceived in all its gore-filled glory, featuring the stellar work of special make-up effects legend John Carl Buechler.

Tammy is a popular high school cheerleader whose new boyfriend, Michael, might be the love of her life. But Tammy’s jealous ex, Billy, won’t stand for anyone coming between him and ‘his’ girl, so he and his friends kidnap Michael, leaving him to be mauled by a lion in a local wildlife reserve. Comatose and at death’s door, Michael’s body is stolen from the hospital by mad scientist Dr. Wachenstein, who extracts his brain and implants it into a giant robotic T-Rex. Horrified by his predicament and new dinosaur body, Michael escapes from the doctor’s lab and begins brutally killing his former bullies. Meanwhile Tammy and her best friend Byron start searching for a suitable human corpse in which to re-transplant Michael’s brain…

Fun Fact: Terry Kiser, most famous for his role as the corpse Bernie from Weekend at Bernies, plays Dr. Wachenstein in Tammy and the T-Rex.