Not all dinosaur movies are equal, as anyone who's seen both Jurassic Park and Tammy and the T. Rex can tell you. However, that's not to say that even a truly bad movie about dinosaurs or prehistoric animals (not to mention a pretty good one) can't have a truly memorable tag line that packs people into theaters or Netflix queues. Here (with thanks to the indispensable book The Dinosaur Filmography, by Mark F. Berry) are the most rousing dinosaur movie slogans in genre history. (See also The Five Best and Five Worst Dinosaur Movies and the 10 Most Famous Fictional Dinosaurs.)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
"They couldn't believe their eyes! They couldn't escape the terror! And neither will you!
The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)
"One day after a million years it came out of hiding to kill! Kill!! KILL!!!"
"Driven to extinction! Back for revenge!"
Carnosaur II (1994)
"Back for another bite!"
Carnosaur III (1996)
"Terror will never be extinct!"
"Back when you had to beat it before you could eat it… "
The Crater Lake Nightmare (1977)
"A beast more frightening than your most terrifying nightmare!"
"Alive! After 70 million years! Roaring! Walking! Destroying!"
The Giant Behemoth (1959)
"Invulnerable… untouchable… the biggest thing since creation!"
"Towering over the cities of the world, as millions flee in awesome terror!"
Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
"Run from the valley of monsters in the year one million B.C.!"
Jurassic Park (1993)
"An adventure 65 million years in the making!"
King Dinosaur (1955)
"You'll be SHOCKED! You'll be STUNNED! You'll be THRILLED!" (Also: "Terrifying! Fantastic! Startling!")
Lost Continent (1951)
"Thrills of the atomic-powered future! Adventures of the prehistoric past!"
The Lost World (1960)
"Your mind won't believe what your eyes tell you!"
The Lost World (1992)
On movie posters: "They were looking for something fantastic… what they found was unbelievable!" On video boxes: "They were searching for the unknown… what they found was fantastic!"
The Mighty Gorga (1969)
"The greatest horror monster alive!"
A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990)
"The prehistoric and the prepubescent, together at last!"
One Million B.C. (1940)
"So amazing you won't believe your eyes!"
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
"A time when there was no law, and man, woman and beast roamed the earth--untamed!"
Planet of Dinosaurs (1978)
"Trapped in a nightmare world of prehistoric monsters!"
"They're the world's oldest party animals!"
"Invincible! Indestructible! What was the beast born 50 million years out of time?"
Tammy and the T. Rex (1994)
"He's the coolest pet in town!"
Teenage Caveman (1958)
"Prehistoric rebels against prehistoric monsters!"
Theodore Rex (1995)
"He's a real blast from the past--and don't even think of calling him Barney!"
"From a million years back… horror explodes into today!"
Unknown Island (1948)
"See prehistoric denizens that defy the imagination! See man's puny attempt to defeat monstrous beasts!"
The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
"Cowboys battle monsters in the strangest roundup of all!"
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1971)
"Enter an age of unknown terrors, pagan worship and virgin sacrifice!"