Directed by Jeremy Haft
Tamara Riley...Jenna Dewan
Bill Natolly...Matthew Marsden
Shy and mousy high school student Tamara is the ridicule of all her peers. She takes it as most do in her situation: by keeping quiet, staring at the floor, shuffling her feet, and when the situation calls for it, running awkwardly away. But when her attempt at a kiss is rejected by her English teacher Mr. Natolly that she has long harbored a crush on, she decides that enough is enough and heads home for a little harmless witchcraft. She conjures up a love spell, and when Mr. Natolly calls the next day to set up a little rendezvous, she's sure that her magic has worked.
But if a lifetime of horror fanaticism has taught me anything, it's this:
You can't keep a good witch down. Any when you try, you just turn a good witch into a bad one.
Shy and mousy high school student Tamara returns fully souped-up and highly sexualized in a manner that may make the less-than-stable among you begin to see murder as a viable alternative to the singles bars. But before you get any deeply disturbing thoughts in your addled brain (and before I end up on some sort of FBI watchlist), I must advise you against it.
While it may initially seem like your run-of-the mill Hollywood Horror catering to underagers (and the soundtrack will only further that impression), I was actually somewhat impressed. First of all, it was rated R which is quite an anomaly in this day of PG-13 Pretty Boy pablum. And sure, the major players were pretty...but they could all hold their own in the acting department, too. Even the special effects were surprisingly good, and the death scenes are bound to make you grimace on more than one occasion.
To be honest, this movie doesn't push any boundaries of the horror genre as a whole, and it isn't going to show you anything you haven't seen before. But, it may very well push the boundaries of the Teen Horror subgenre, and will definitely show you a thing or two you've never seen in one of those films. For instance, that threesome-into-a-twosome scene in the bedroom would NEVER have made it into a more Hollywood outing.
Now, it seems that most people who watch Tamara compare it to Stephen King's Carrie. But I assure you that comparison is entirely unfair.
It's more like Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back.
Starring Carrie White.
Tamara is currently ranked #13,651 in DVD's at Amazon.com. Read more about it at the IMDB, rent it at Netflix, or buy it today!
"Shut up, you barren bitch!"