Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll) labored away in his desert laboratory, with all of the best intensions, to bio-engineer a superior food supply. He got a giant tarantula for his efforts.
Professor Peterson (Steven Dolton — Nocturnal Activity, Zombie Undead, etc.) is also working on a bio-engineering project that proposes to marry 3D printing technology with some sort of medical research (saved the world, cure a disease, etc.). He has all the best of intentions.
To you see something of a plot parallel here?
Wild Eye Releasing announced this past week that British filmmaker Steve Lawson’s tale of research gone awry, Killersaurus, will be making its domestic DVD debut on Sept. 27.
In a well-constructed prologue, we get an introduction to the project, lots of bells and whistles; flashing lights with computer screens ablaze with code … secret stuff. And then something goes horribly wrong, as one would expect in a film with the title Killersaurus, and then the credits roll.
We skip ahead a few months and the good professor is out of cash, but he’s learned from his mistakes, and is close to a major breakthrough. Enter a suspicious looking chap by the name of Andrews (Julian Boote — Jack the Giant Killer, Dead Room, Evil Souls, etc.), who is willing to fund the project, but has other plans for the research.
3D printing technology married to the bio-engineering of the perfect killing machine, a T-Rex! Envision an army of these gung-ho “soldiers” leading the way on the battlefield … that’s what Andrews has in mind!
Now imagine what could possibly go wrong with that plan! The answer is plenty, and that’s the fun of it.
Killersaurus is an effective mad scientist thriller that uses its indie/mirco-budget resources to good purpose (think: Val Lewton and his ability to keep the “creature” in the shadows and unseen for as long as possible) and is blessed by a solid performance from heroine Helen Crevel (Survival Instinct), Professor Peterson’s assistant, in her film debut.
Bonus features include commentary from director Steve Lawson (Survival Instinct, Nocturnal Activity).