“Dino-sores”

Films: Tyranno's Claw (1994)

Alias: Tyranno, Pachycephalosaurus, Rat People, Pteranodons, Triceratops family

Type: Ancient

Location: Forest/Cave/Desert/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of an average human (Rat People) to that of a small house (Tyranno).

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: We're heading back to cavemen times again. And this time, it's the Koreans' turn to smash the time of our ancestors against the time of primordial reptiles. Think "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" on a shoestring budget.

History: For a small caveman tribe, life isn't easy. Their leader, the cruel Krunk, likes to terrorize his people, and give his maidens as sacrifices to a large Tyrannosaurus known as...Tyranno. But one caveperson whisks his love away before she can meet their end, and the two go on a journey that will pit them against other creatures, some nice, some not so much, and perhaps find a way to stop Tyranno's rampage.

Notable Kills: The Triceratops makes surprising use of her beak-mouth. Bloody use, that is.

Final Fate: Many dinos are either killed or ignored, but in the end, Tyranno is brought down for good when the caveman throws fire into the carnivore's mouth, causing him to tumble off a cliff. However, it is shown later that he is not quite dead...

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-Pretty much every creature is hobbled by some atrocious effects work, which really does a disservice to the "men in suits" art of making monsters. We're surprised that Tyranno doesn't keel over from the sheer weight of himself. The only remotely frightening creatures are the rat people for how mangy they look and act.

Trivia: -This film was also known as "10 Million B.C."

-When "Korean dinosaur" comes to mind, we think Koreaceratops, a small ceratopsian that was mostly bipedal, and somewhat resembled the Mongolian Psittacosaurus.


Image Gallery


Tyranno! What happened to your head?!

He just got fired from one of those shoddy Zoo dinosaur tributes.

Geez. The pterosaurs really let themselves go.

That totally doesn't look familiar.

Aren't prehistoric conflicts just nice?