“The fun-sized Mesozoic”

Films: Prehysteria (1993), Prehysteria! 2 (1994), Prehysteria! 3 (1995)

Alias: Elvis the Tyrannosaurus, Madonna the Geosternbergia, Jagger the Stegosaurus, Paula the Brachiosaurus, Hammer the Chasmosaurus

Type: Ancient

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of small puppies.

Affiliation: Good

Summary: If you saw enough dinosaur movies before this one, you'd probably assume that a massacre would ensue. But two things. One, only one of these dinosaurs is a carnivore, even if it is one of the most notorious. Two, these dinos are too small and friendly to be the maneaters you were probably hoping for.

History: Long ago, four baby dinosaurs and a pterosaur were perfectly preserved while still in their eggs. They were found in a sacred temple located in South America, and due to the long passage of time, their growth was perpetually stunted. Soon, they hatch in the modern day as tiny adults, and over the course of three films, they are constantly found by different kids. Named after famous musicians by the first owner, this bunch, led by the hotheaded Tyrannosaurus Elvis, specializes in loyalty to each other and their friends, as well as wacky hijinks.

Notable Kills: None.

Final Fate: It seems that these guys will forever be going around getting lost by their original owners and finding new ones to help out. Praise be to these Cretaceous crusaders as they spread awe and occasionally annoying antics throughout the world.

Powers/Abilities: Madonna seems to be capable of mimicking human speech, much like a parrot.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 1.5-Let's put aside the fact that these dinosaurs are some of the friendliest ones you'll ever find (you don’t count this time, Barney). There's also the fact that they look, and let's be fair here, like some plastic models being cheaply brought to life. Rather detailed models, mind you, but still cheap.

Trivia: -Madonna may look like a scientifically accurate Geosternbergia, but she more closely resembles a male specimen, as female pterosaurs are thought to have the less extravagant crest designs.

-The first in the trilogy was the first film ever released by Moonbeam Entertainment, the more kids-oriented sector of Full Moon Entertainment. Yup, the masters of oddball horror tried that out, and it wouldn't be the last time either.


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You forgot the other two, jerk!

So, three dinosaurs per cover? Sounds fair, I guess.
It's not often you see a different kind of pterosaur get the spotlight.

This series has officially ran its course. DAMMIT! Another pun!
Is it possible to get high on dog-food?


This would end a lot more violently if accuracy came in.
I knew it. He's a scavenger.

Admit it, you two. Just kiss.


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