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'''''Tamara''''' is a 2005 teen horror film written by [[Film/FinalDestination Jeffrey Reddick]] and starring [[Film/StepUp Jenna Dewan]], 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Tamara Riley is [[HollywoodNerd a mousy, withdrawn girl]] whose exposure of the football team's steroid use to the newspapers made her the personal enemy of half the school.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 "''{{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.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Tamara's father is an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] who rapes his daughter.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Kisha.
* 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]].
* CharacterTitle
* ClingyJealousGirl: Tamara, to Bill.
* CoversAlwaysLie: That axe that Tamara's wielding on the cover? She never uses it.
* DeadlyPrank
* 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.
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:Kisha, still BrainwashedAndCrazy even after Tamara's death, grabs Tamara's spell book out of the car.]]
* EvilMakeover: Tamara goes from a HollywoodNerd to a FemmeFatale after her FaceHeelTurn.
* 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.
* FollowTheLeader: A shy, frumpy teenage girl with an {{abusive parent|s}} who [[BeautifulAllAlong just needs a makeover to look beautiful]] is the victim of a prank GoneHorriblyWrong, then goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge with the help of deadly supernatural powers... [[{{Carrie}} now why does that sound familiar?]] It even goes the extra mile by following the ending of the original book rather than that of [[AdaptationDisplacement the more famous film]], [[spoiler:having the villain's rampage be stopped when she mind rapes the SpoiledSweet girl and realizes that she wasn't so bad]].
* {{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.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Bill kills himself in order to break Tamara's curse and put her down 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.]]
* JerkJock: Sean and Patrick.
* 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.]]
* LiteralMetaphor: Roger's death. "[[EyeScream See no evil]], [[EarAche hear no evil]], [[TongueTrauma speak no evil]]."
* [[spoiler: MenAreTheExpendableGender: 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).
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Chloe.
* ParentalIncest: Part and parcel of Tamara's... ''troubled'' home life.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: How Tamara kills Roger and her father.
* SelfHarm: Roger cuts his wrists.
* SexualKarma: [[GuyOnGuyIsHot What Tamara does]] to Sean and Patrick.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Nerdy!Tamara actually looks pretty good when she dresses up for her meeting with "Bill". Then, of course, there's her EvilMakeover in the second act.
* SoftGlass: Averted with [[spoiler:Tamara's father's death]], in a very graphic manner.
* SurferDude: Jesse.
* 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.
* TheVamp: Tamara, after her resurrection.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Tamara makes Kisha think that she's vomiting to the point where she's coughing up her guts.
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