First appearanceCarnosaur (1993)
Background Information
SpeciesTheropod dinosaur

The Deinonychus is the main villain in both the novel and film Carnosaur.



In the film, the dinosaurs were created by a scientist named Jane Tiptree which has impregnate several chickens with dinosaur DNA.

One night, in Triptree's coop a chicken lays an egg who gives birth to a Deinonychus. The newborn devours several chickens and wounds one of Triptree's men, then some of the chickens are transported in a truck, including the Deinonychus. However, the truck driver hears something roaring in his truck and gets out to see what it was, but the Deinonychus kills and slashes him. Later, the sheriff Fowler comes to investigate.

The next day, the Deinonychus attacks a group of teenagers and kills them all. At night, he kills one more person and then he attacks two cops, killing them. Later, he encounters a group of environmental activists and devour almost all of them, except a woman named Thrush who is rescued by Doc, a security watchman. However, shortly after the Deinonychus attacks Thrush in Doc's van by breaking the windows, but she seizes a gun and shoots at him, which makes him flee.

In his house, sheriff Fowler discovers an embryo of Deinonychus in a chicken's egg. At the same time, a man is devoured by a newly born Deinonychus in the coop. By that time the Deinonychus finds itself outside a pet shop where he encounters a puppy and kills it. Later, Fowler finally finds the Deinonychus and shoot at him, but before dying the dinosaur manages to kill the sheriff with his claws.

Jane Triptree also possess a large number of Deinonychus's eggs and develops a virus which causes all women to fatally conceive baby Deinonychus, including herself. She dies by giving birth to one of them.

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