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Tamara

Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Jeremy Haft
Produced by Michael Almog
Matthew Davis
Jack Fisher
Joe Fisher (producer)
Written by Jeffrey Reddick
Starring Jenna Dewan
Katie Stuart
Chad Faust
Bryan Clark
Melissa Elias
Matthew Marsden
Distributed by City Lights Picture Releasing
Release date(s) February 3, 2006
Running time approx. 98 min.
Language English
Budget $3.5 million
Gross revenue $206,871

Tamara is a 2005 horror film, with resemblances to the Stephen King novel Carrie.

It was not a commercial success, released only in select theatres. It was released by City Lights Pictures, a Manhattan-based production company.

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Plot

Tamara, a shy and "unattractive" but intelligent girl, likes witchcraft and has a crush on Bill Natolly, her handsome English teacher. When an unflattering article she writes about the school's athletes is published, two of the star athletes, Shawn and Patrick, want revenge. Tamara attempts to perform a magical ritual to bind her fate to that of her teacher, but when she must spill her own blood, she ceases the ritual. That night, a prank is orchestrated by Shawn and Patrick along with Shawn's girlfriend Kisha. Shawn calls Tamara, impersonating Mr. Natolly, and invites her to a motel room. A video camera is placed there and catches Tamara undressing. Shawn, Patrick, and Kisha watch this, along with three others who did not know about the prank (Chloe, Jesse, and Roger). Shawn comes in and taunts Tamara, who is accidentally killed in a struggle. They decide to bury the body, although Chloe thinks the police should be informed.

However, they are shocked when Tamara walks into class the next day, very much alive and looking more attractive than before. They convince themselves that she was only unconscious and dug her way out of the ground. That night, while Roger is watching a movie in the school AV room, the image on the screen suddenly changes to the video of Tamara. Roger removes the tape and is in the process of destroying it when he is confronted by Tamara. She torments him with hallucinations of what it is like to be buried alive and with his history of cutting himself. The next day, he sends a televised message to the entire school in which he proclaims that one should 'hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil.' He then cuts off his ear and tongue with a razor blade, then stabs himself in the eye and kills himself.

Tamara then visits the home of Mr. Natolly, intending to seduce him, and while he resists her, she says that 'it is only a matter of time.' The next day, she visits the school guidance counselor, Allison, who is Mr. Natolly's wife. Tamara confronts Allison with their infertility problems, while implying that Bill is going to leave her. Realizing that her father fantasizes about being with her and that his alcoholism drove her mother away, Tamara makes him "finish the bottle," requiring him to eat a beer bottle and choke to death. At a party, Tamara puts her spell on Patrick and Shawn, and forces them to have anal sex with each other, with Shawn being raped by Patrick as he has done to girls in the past. Kisha attempts to stop Tamara, but is incapacitated when Tamara begins to talk about Kisha's eating disorder. Tamara tells Kisha that she is 'skin and bone, and really should eat more.' Kisha begins to eat herself into a stupor, but is taken away by Jesse and Chloe. When Chloe and Jesse call Mr. Natolly and tell him about what happened, Kisha (still under the spell) calls Tamara and tells her that Mr. Natolly knows. Kisha is knocked out by Chloe. Chloe, Jesse, and Mr. Natolly go to Tamara's house, where they find the corpse of Tamara's father and a spellbook describing the ritual Tamara tried to perform at the beginning of the movie. They realize that when they killed Tamara that night, her blood was spilled, completing the ritual and allowing her to rise from the grave as what she is.

Meanwhile, Tamara, learning of what the others know, sends Shawn and Patrick to the Natolly residence to kill Allison. They try to, but Allison accidentally kills them both. Kisha and Allison are both taken to the hospital and treated, but Kisha wakes up and chases down Jesse and Chloe, resulting in Jesse's death. In the climax of the film on top of the hospital, Mr. Natolly, Allison, Chloe, and Tamara finally confront each other. Tamara is unable to control Chloe because of her being innocent and realizing the monster that she herself has become. She breaks down and slowly changes back into a corpse. Before fading away, Tamara asserts her will to be with Mr. Natolly and he appears to surrender to the inevitable. Mr. Natolly holds Tamara close and kisses her, then throws himself off the roof with Tamara. In the end, Chloe and Allison are fine, but Kisha, still apparently under the spell, takes the magic book.

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Box office

It was released to US cinemas on February 3, 2006. It averaged $2,084 at 14 theatres, for a weekend gross of $29,157[1]. It was in US cinemas for 13 weeks, and finished with a gross of $206,871[2]

References

  1. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2006&wknd=005&p=.htm
  2. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=tamara.htm

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Tamara is a 2005 American horror film about a young high school girl who was accidentally killed by a group of tormenting teenagers. Returning to exact her revenge, Tamara uses witchcraft to punish each of her former tormentors one by one.

Directed by Jeremy Haft. Written by Jeffrey Reddick.
Karma's a bitch. (taglines)

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Tamara Riley

  • [answers the phone] Sorry, Sean can't come to the phone right now, he's fucking Patrick.

Patrick

  • Sorry, Mrs. Natolly. Tamara wants you dead.

Dialogue

Bill Natolly: I'm sorry if I misled you.
Tamara Riley: Did you?
Bill Natolly: [pause] I didn't...
Tamara Riley: Look at me Mr. Natoli.
Bill Natolly: [pause] Look it was a...
Tamara Riley: Look at me.
[pause]
Tamara Riley: It's getting wet.
Bill Natolly: What?
Tamara Riley: The table...

Kisha: [on Tamara being alive] Well did you talk to her?
Patrick: Talk to her? Hell No! I was too busy shitting my pants!

Taglines

  • Karma's a bitch.
  • She's back.
  • Revenge Has A Killer Body.

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