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''Tamara'' is a 2005 teen horror film written by Jeffrey Reddick and starring Creator/JennaDewan, Matthew Marsden, and Chad Faust.

Tamara Riley is [[HollywoodNerd a mousy, withdrawn girl]] whose exposure of the football team's steroid use to the newspapers made her the personal enemy of half the school. Not helping matters is the fact that she's also into both witchcraft and [[TeacherStudentRomance her English teacher]], [[HotTeacher Bill Natoli]]. After attempting to cast a love spell but not having the guts to actually spill her blood to complete the ritual, Tamara is taken in by a prank by her vengeful classmates, pretending to be Bill so that they can humiliate her on camera. In the commotion, however, [[DeadlyPrank Tamara is killed by accident]], forcing the kids to hide her body and pretend that nothing happened. Briefly, it seems to have worked.

Problem is, that blow to her head was just the thing to complete Tamara's ritual. She comes BackFromTheDead [[EvilMakeover looking better than ever]], equipped with the power to read and control people's minds and perceptions with only a touch. And she is [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge madder than hell]].

As you can guess, the plot can pretty much be summed up as "''Film/{{Carrie}}'', only with witchcraft and [[{{Gorn}} more gore]]," to the point where it could've served as [[DolledUpInstallment a remake of, or sequel to, that film]] with a few script changes (it [[Film/TheRageCarrie2 wouldn't have been the first time]], either). It can, however, be [[SoBadItsGood quite entertaining]] if you go in with [[MST3KMantra the right mindset]].

A novelization based on an earlier, more extreme script for the film was written by Jeffrey Reddick and JD Matthews, and released in 2014. For that version see ''Literature/{{Tamara}}''.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Tamara's father is an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] who molests his daughter. Needless to say, the events of this movie go poorly for him.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Roger, Patrick, Shawn and Tamara's father are portrayed with little to no redeeming qualities.]]
* BackFromTheDead: Tamara returns from the dead following a DeadlyPrank because of a magic spell GoneHorriblyRight.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Tamara is unable to brainwash Chloe because of this and has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.
* BlackBraAndPanties: Tamara wears this when she believes she is meeting Bill for sex at the motel. She strips off her dress and hops into bed to wait for him.
* BodyHorror: Tamara's MindRape of Roger and Kisha. All of it is in their heads, but... ''brrrr''. Vermiphobes[[note]]People who are afraid of worms[[/note]] might want to skip past Roger's scene in particular.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Done to [[spoiler:Shawn, Patrick, Kisha, and a cop in order to kill Allison, Tamara's romantic rival]] via Tamara's touch making them do whatever she wants.
* BroomstickQuarterstaff: When attacked in the basement, Allison grabs a shovel to defend herself. When Shawn snaps the head off the shovel, Allison is left holding the handle. She then uses the sharp end of the handle to stab him.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Patrick specifically invites two freshman girls to the party intending to ply them with booze and take advantage of them. It is implied that the drinks might also be drugged.
* CharacterTitle: The movie is titled after the antagonist.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Tamara, to Bill.
* CoversAlwaysLie: That axe that Tamara's wielding on the cover? She never uses it.
* DeadlyPrank: Shawn lures Tamara to the motel by arranging a PrankDate with her teacher, sets up a video feed, and invites his friends to watch her humiliation. Tamara goes berserk when discovers the deception, and is accidentally killed in a scuffle with the pranksters.
* DeathByFallingOver: Tamara dies when she gets thrown to the floor during the motel room and strikes her head on the edge of a stand on her way down.
* DeathByGluttony: Tamara psychically forces the bulimic Kisha to gorge herself to death. Chloe and Jesse manage to drag her away from the buffet before she can do so, but not before she has [[{{Fingore}} gnawed several of her fingers down to the bone]] in the process.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. While [[KickTheSonOfABitch they were undoubtedly assholes]], Tamara's [[GuyOnGuyIsHot homoerotic "rape"]] of Sean and Patrick is morally equated, by ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Tamara herself]]'', to their {{date rap|e}}ing of countless young women.
* EarAche: Under Tamara's influence, Roger cuts his own ear off, Van Gogh-style.
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:Kisha, still BrainwashedAndCrazy even after Tamara's death, grabs Tamara's spell book out of the car.]]
* EroticDream: The film opens with Tamara having an erotic dream about her English teacher Mr. Votally. However, just as the dream is about to get to the good part, it turns into a nightmare as Tamara realises her entire class is watching and laughing.
* EvilMakeover: Tamara goes from a HollywoodNerd to a FemmeFatale after her FaceHeelTurn.
* EyeRemember: When Tamara touches someone and takes mental control of them, flashbacks appear of the victim's past appear in her pupil; generally showing her victim to be a horrible person. However, when she tries this on Chloe, all she gets is memories of Chloe being to nice to her, and she is unable to control her.
* EyeScream: Roger kills himself by driving a knife through his own eye.
* FaceHeelTurn: Tamara before the prank: a girl who put her very safety on the line by exposing a concerted campaign of wrongdoing by the football team. Tamara after her resurrection: a murderous FemmeFatale on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* {{Fingore}}: Kisha gnaws several of her fingers down to the bone when psychically compelled to gorge herself by Tamara.
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Almost the entire class bursts out laughing when Patrick humiliates Tamara in English by grabbing her witchcraft book and reading it out loud.
* FullyClothedNudity: Tamara reacts like she is totally naked when Shawn pulls the cover off the motel bed, even though she is still wearing BlackBraAndPanties.
* {{Gorn}}: The kills can get ''very'' bloody.
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Tamara brainwashes Shawn and Patrick into making out and having sex for her enjoyment, so that they can experience what it's like to be in the position of the girls who they exploited for sex. Partially averted in that the "sex" is so minimized that the two never even take off their jackets.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Tamara towards the end of film when she tries to mind-control Chloe, only to discover she is an innocent in all this and that, even though Tamara had a good reason for hunting down the "monsters" responsible for her torment even before her death, she nonetheless became just like the "monsters" before her by tormenting innocent people in her quest for revenge.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Bill kills himself in order to break Tamara's curse and kill her again.]]
* HollywoodNerd: Tamara before her resurrection. Also Roger.
* HotTeacher: Bill. No wonder Tamara wants him. Ditto for his wife Allison, though she's a guidance counselor.
* HotWitch: Guess who?
* IfICantHaveYou: Tamara's attitude towards Bill. [[spoiler:Later inverted when Bill decides that, since Tamara can have nobody but him, he should kill himself.]]
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Allison stabs [[spoiler:Patrick]] in the throat with a screwdriver when he attacks her in the basement. He then pulls the screwdriver out and stares at it blankly as he bleeds out.
* JerkJock: Sean and Patrick. They take performance enhancing drugs, use date rape drugs on girls, and swear vengeance on Tamara for exposing them as drug cheats.
* KarmicDeath: Tamara loves to play with her victim's insecurities and deficiencies before inflicting {{Psychic Assisted Suicide}}s on them. Roger, who did nothing while the rest of the group (minus Chloe) agreed to cover up Tamara's death, kills himself in a manner referencing the [[MonkeyMoralityPose Three Wise Monkeys]]. [[spoiler:Her father, a man who [[TheAlcoholic loved the bottle more than his (now ex-)wife]], eats a glass beer bottle that tears apart his mouth, throat, and esophagus from the inside.]]
* KitchenChase: Chloe and Jesse have to fight a BrainwashedAndCrazy Kisha in the deserted kitchen of the hospital (although, oddly, one of the deep fryers is still running).
* LiteralMetaphor: Roger's death. "[[EyeScream See no evil]], [[EarAche hear no evil]], [[TongueTrauma speak no evil]]."
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: [[spoiler: The only people besides Tamara to die in the film are the male characters, while Chloe, Allison, and Kisha all live (Kisha is still under Tamara's spell though).]]
* MindRape: Tamara does this to everyone she touches, but special mention goes out to what she does to Roger, forcing him to experience what it's like being BuriedAlive, and to Kisha, exploiting her insecurity over her body. [[BodyHorror It gets graphic.]]
* MonkeyMoralityPose: The quotation the pose comes from is referenced by Roger during his PsychicAssistedSuicide, in which he [[EarAche cuts off an ear]] (hear no evil) and [[TongueTrauma the tip of his tongue]] (speak no evil) before finally [[EyeScream shoving the box-cutter into his eye]] (see no evil).
* MsFanservice: Tamara is made for this trope (mainly due to the fact that she's portrayed by Jenna Dewan), especially during the sex scenes that she had with Bill in the dream that she had during the beginning of the film and with Sean and Patrick at a party during the second act.
** There is also her EvilMakeOver in the second act where she is transformed from [[HollywoodNerd a mousy, withdrawn nerdy girl]] (though still cute and attractive, especially the apartment scenes where she has curly hair, a beautiful dress, and makeup on while she goes to visit Bill) into a very beautiful FemmeFatale with magic powers and the tendency to wear outfits (such as shirts that have low necklines, short skirts, a corset, and beautiful dresses) that highlight her voluptuous body, buxom breasts, broad shoulders and long toned yet shapely legs.
* OnlySaneMan: Chloe is the only one who stands firm on wanting to go to the police after the party.
* ParentalIncest: Part and parcel of Tamara's... ''troubled'' home life. The flashback when Tamara touches him shows he has at least been thinking about it, even if he hasn't acted on it yet.
* PercussivePrevention: Chloe sees that Kisha is on the phone to Tamara and asks her to lean in close so she can explain the plan, and then punches Kisha in the face to prevent her from telling Tamara their location.
* PrankDate: Shawn, Patrick and Kisha arrange for Tamara to think she is meeting her English teacher ([[TeacherStudentRomance whom she has a crush on]]) at a sleazy motel, so they can video her and show the video around school to humiliate her. It turns into a DeadlyPrank when Tamara snaps and fights back; suffering a fatal injury in the ensuing struggle
* ProfessionalsDoItOnDesks: Tamara has an EroticDream about her English teacher Mr. Natolly. He sweepes the papers off the desk in his classroom and lifts her on to the desk in preparation for doing her, and then the dream shifts.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: How Tamara kills Roger and her father. Roger is compelled to drive a knife through his eye, and her father to eat glass until he dies.
* SelfHarm: Roger cuts his wrists.
* SequelHook: Kisha grabs the spell book from the car at the end of the movie.
* SexualKarma: [[GuyOnGuyIsHot What Tamara does]] to Sean and Patrick, as their punishment for using date rape drugs on girls..
* SheCleansUpNicely: Nerdy!Tamara actually looks very attractive when she dresses up for her meeting with "Bill". Then, of course, there's her EvilMakeover in the second act.
* ShovelStrike: When Allison is attacked by Shawn in the basement, she grabs a shovel to defends her self. When Shawn snaps the head off it, she uses the handle as BroomstickQuarterstaff.
* SoftGlass: Averted with [[spoiler:Tamara's father's death]], in a very graphic manner.
* SurferDude: Jesse sort of comes off like this with his shaggy hair and announcing he's just arrived from LA.
* TapOnTheHead: Averted with Tamara, who is killed when she knocks her head on the edge of a table. Played straight when Chloe punches out Kisha, though, and when Allison knocks out Sean.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Tamara wants this with Bill, much to his embarrassment and eventual misfortune.
* TongueTrauma: Under Tamara's control, Roger cuts out his own tongue.
* TheVamp: Tamara, after her resurrection becomes this able to seduce anyone she wants.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Tamara makes Kisha think that she's vomiting to the point where she's coughing up her guts.
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